A second daily non-stop service between Heathrow and Tokyo Haneda airport has been introduced by Japan Airlines.

A three-class Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is being deployed on the route from Heathrow Terminal 3.

Jal now runs four daily direct flights between London and Tokyo – two daily services operated in a codeshare with British Airways to Haneda. The two others are operated by joint-business partner BA, with one serving Haneda and the other Narita.

Jal senior vice president for Europe, Middle East & Africa, Yoshitaka Ihokibe, said: “Japan Airlines is pleased to offer more flight options to Japan with the increase of its service between London and Haneda.

“Together with our joint business partner British Airways, we are now offering four direct flights between London and Tokyo.

“We hope that this additional flight will strengthen and boost the economic and cultural relations between the UK and Japan.”

Heathrow airline business development director Simon Eastburn added: “We’re delighted to be working with Japan Airlines to offer more choice for passengers flying to Japan, with an additional flight now departing from Heathrow.

“Creating more links between the UK and Asia supports a growing demand and ensures the wonders of Japan are even more accessible to travellers.”