Zipair now offers budget flights between Tokyo and Los Angeles from just ¥27,500

The new low-cost carrier by Japan Airlines will be the first budget long-haul flight between Asia and North America

Kaila Imada
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Kaila Imada

With Japan’s tight border restrictions, international travel may feel like a distant memory for many people. However, the country is slowly starting to reopen as quarantine has reduced significantly for business travellers. Hopefully, tourists will be allowed to enter Japan next.

To meet the growing demand for flights to and from North America, low-cost airline Zipair, a subsidiary of Japan Airlines, is now offering budget flights from Narita International Airport (NRT) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). As reported by Kyodo News, Zipair will start with three weekly flights to LAX from December 25. It will consider increasing the number of flights as well as introducing new routes into other West Coast American cities.

A one-way ticket on the discount airline will start from just ¥27,500, with passengers flying on the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Fares include taxes, fees and one carry-on bag. As par for the course with budget airlines, inflight meals, seat selection and checked baggage are considered add-ons and will incur extra charges.

The Los Angeles flight is not Zipair’s first international route. You can also fly Zipair to four other international destinations: Bangkok, Honolulu, Seoul and Singapore.

Reservations are now open for the Los Angeles flight. Visit Zipair’s website for more details.

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