New Delhi: Japan Airlines (JAL) on Monday said it will launch its Dreamliner Boeing 787 flight to New Delhi from Tokyo from May 1, 2012.
"With the launch of the Dreamliner, India will become the second country in JAL's operations to get this special high end aircraft. This reiterates our commitment to the Indian market ... the first Dreamliner service will be launched in India from tomorrow," Japan Airlines Country Manager Yasushi Isomura told reporters here.
The company earlier this month launched its first Dreamliner Boeing 787 service to Boston in the US.
Isomura said India is one of the most profitable routes for the Japan Airlines and the company will be able to cater to the demand.
Currently, Japan Airlines runs Boeing 777 service five days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
With the launch of Dreamliner Boeing 787, it will replace services of Boeing 777 except Thursday.
The company, however, will phase out Boeing 777 in due course and Dreamliner 787 will be operational on all the five days, said Shelly R Egbert, Manager Sales.
It will be superior in terms of efficieny and fuel consumption compared with Boeing 777, he said.