Friday will see the very first direct flight from Silicon Valley to Asia, after the region lobbied for the flights for five years and waited another seven for them to become a reality. The flights will be made using the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner and on Friday, the first flight will arrive at the Mineta San Jose International Airport from Tokyo. San Jose is the third largest airport in the Bay region and will be the first local airport to enjoy Dreamliner service.
The carrier offering the service is Japan’s All Nippon Airways, which will be providing Dreamliner service five times per week. They hope to increase the frequency to daily flights this summer, but that means that the 158 seats will have to be filled in order to accommodate that. Executives from Silicon Valley tech companies say they are eager to fly to Tokyo from San Jose, which will save them the gruelling drive to San Francisco.
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