Japanese low cost carrier ZIPAIR is starting flights from Japan to Los Angeles in December.
Starting December 25, 2021, the carrier will offer nonstop service between Tokyo Narita and Los Angeles International Airport.
ZIPAIR will operate the route with its Boeing 787-8 aircraft and will initially offer three flights per week to Los Angeles.
ZIPAIR is wholly owned by Japan Airlines (JAL) and it leases its Boeing 787s from its parent company.
To make sure its passengers are able to enter the US it will use the VeriFLY app to verify passengers and documents.
ZIPAIR is neither a full-service carrier nor a low-cost carrier. It says it is a basic carrier.
It has 2 Boeing 787-8 aircraft with 290 seats. It offers Business and Economy classes. 18 lie-flat seats in Business and 272 in Economy.
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ZIPAIR is going to ask passengers to use the VeriFLY app for the flights to LAX.
VeriFLY offers passengers a secure and simple way to confirm their destination’s COVID-19 requirements.
After creating a secure profile on the VeriFLY app, the app verifies that the passenger data matches a country’s requirements and displays a simple pass or fail message.
The app comes from Daon, a privately owned company based in Virginia, USA.
VeriFLY is used by some oneworld airlines including American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia and JAL.
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