Japan Airlines Boeing 747-400 soon in Ljubljana and DubrovnikThe national flag carrier of Japan, Japan Airlines (JAL), will be performing its usual summer charter services from Japan to Europe. JAL has announced it will be operating 13 European charter services for the Japan Travel Bureau (JTB) during the summer of 2009. Service is operated by the Boeing B747-400 aircraft, which seats between 356 to 372 passengers. One of the destinations that will be served are Ljubljana in Slovenia and Dubrovnik in Croatia. The jumbo jet will be in Ljubljana twice during the week from August 29, 2009 to September 6. It will operate services from Tokyo Narita Airport to Ljubljana while the return flights will operate from Dubrovnik to Tokyo. In the week from September 4 to September 11, passengers will be able to fly from Fukuoka to Dubrovnik via Sapporo. The return service will operate from Ljubljana to Fukuoka via Sapporo. Finally, the airline will end its European summer charters with 2 flights from September 10 to September 18 from Tokyo Narita to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport while the return flights will operate from Dubrovnik. Other European charter destinations that will be included by JAL this year consist of Stockholm, Bergen (Norway), Prague, Budapest, Riga, Milan, Rome and Athens.
Meanwhile, Swiss International Air Lines has started code sharing services with Croatia Airlines on flights between Zurich and Split and Zurich and Dubrovnik. Until now the two airlines only code shared on services between Zurich and Zagreb.