NARITA, Chiba Pref.: Japan Airlines said Wednesday that it will operate a sightseeing flight Sept. 26, making use of a plane left unused due to international flight reductions amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The flight will offer passengers scenic views of the sunset and the starry sky, as the plane circles either western or northern Japan, depending on the weather.
The plane is scheduled to leave Narita International Airport near Tokyo at 4:30 p.m. (7:30 a.m. GMT) and return at 8 p.m.
Passengers will be served meals similar to those served on JAL’s flights bound for Hawaii. Ticket prices will range from 15,000 yen to 39,000 yen per person.
A Boeing 767-300ER plane will be used for the flight.
Domestic rival All Nippon Airways is also conducting sightseeing flights, using an Airbus A380 jumbo jet painted to resemble a sea turtle. The plane is usually used for flights to and from Hawaii.