Dassault Falcon Service is to provide a private jet service for Japan Airlines passengers flying from Tokyo to Paris with seamless interconnection to onward destinations in Europe and Africa.
The JAL Falcon Business Jet Service, which includes ground transport between the JAL terminal at Charles de Gaulle airport and the DFS FBO at Paris Le Bourget, will commence on 1 May 2017.
“This premium service will allow JAL customers to fly point-to-point at short notice to hundreds of destinations not covered by its commercial flight network,” says DFS general manager Jean Kayanakis. “It's tailor-made for business or leisure travellers who are looking for maximum flexibility, short travel time, comfort and seamless interconnections, especially when making multiple hops or flying to out of the way destinations.”
The service will rely on a fleet of nine Falcon aircraft, including two recently acquired Falcon 7X trijets, operated by DFS, with a pay-as-you-go, all-inclusive pricing structure based on the type of aircraft and the distance travelled. At a later date, it could be extended to the US and other JAL markets.
“We see business jets as a way to multiply travel options for our customers without having to expand our route network,” says Yoshiharu Ueki, president of JAL. “The high operating performance and unsurpassed safety and flying efficiency of Falcon jets make them the ideal tool for doing this, and few operators fly as many and as wide a range of Falcons as DFS.”