Japan Airlines (JAL) plans to operate a 206-seat Boeing 787-8 aircraft on the Guangzhou route from October 2. Photo: AFP Japan Airlines (JAL) plans to operate a 206-seat Boeing 787-8 aircraft on the Guangzhou route from October 2. Photo: AFP
Japan Airlines (JAL) plans to operate a 206-seat Boeing 787-8 aircraft on the Guangzhou route from October 2. Photo: AFP

Japan is resuming flights to China, and reopening its borders – but not to tourists

  • The East Asian nation is looking to allow in up 1,000 business travellers, tertiary students and long-term foreign residents a day from next month
  • The decision is seen as a test run for a wider reopening ahead of next year’s Tokyo Olympics, though tourist arrivals are still a long way off

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Japan Airlines (JAL) plans to operate a 206-seat Boeing 787-8 aircraft on the Guangzhou route from October 2. Photo: AFP Japan Airlines (JAL) plans to operate a 206-seat Boeing 787-8 aircraft on the Guangzhou route from October 2. Photo: AFP
Japan Airlines (JAL) plans to operate a 206-seat Boeing 787-8 aircraft on the Guangzhou route from October 2. Photo: AFP
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