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Tuesday, 24th August 2010
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Air France increases Japanese flights

Air France has announced that it plans to increase the number of services to Japan following the expansion of the carrier's fleet.

The airline has ordered 12 A380s that will boost the seats available between Paris and Tokyo. It is expected from September that one of the 538-seater planes will be used to offer three weekly flights between the capital cities.

However by October 5th, Air France believes it will be able to offer at least one daily flight between the two countries.

The airline is also planning to offer a new flight in association with Japan Airlines to Tokyo's Haneda airport by the end of October. Haneda airport is a major hub for domestic connecting flights in Japan.

Meanwhile, Japan-based airline ANA is set to open an international terminal at Haneda Airport by the end of October. The airline will offer five new routes from the Tokyo airport to Los Angeles, Honolulu, Singapore, Bangkok and Taipei.

Written by Graham McPherson.

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