|Above, Osaka Castle. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
There's good news for people who head to Japan from Los Angeles, but want to by-pass Tokyo.
Japan Airlines (JAL) is resuming direct service between Los Angeles and Osaka in March.
According to The Rafu Shimpo:
Hirokazu Kurihara couldn’t wait to make the announcement official on Thursday, rushing to the lectern when his name was called.
“It’s been a long time,” he said, trying to hold back a grin. “Too long, but we are returning.”
Kurihara, vice-president and regional manager of Japan Airlines’ Southwest Region, was one of the primary speakers at a luncheon at Yamashiro restaurant in Hollywood, to announce the return of JAL’s direct service between Los Angeles and Osaka.
It’s been more than eight years since then-financially troubled JAL discontinued its no n-stop flights to and from the Kanai region of central Japan. With its resumption, the convenient gateway to some of the country’s most popular destinations – including the historic cities of Kyoto and Nara, and L.A. sister city Nagoya – is again available.To read more, go here.