Tokyo, February 8, 2005:
JAL has announced increases in the number of flights on its Tokyo - Chicago and Tokyo - Qingdao routes, in response to predicted continued expected growth in business demand on routes between Japan, the USA and China.
From March 27, 2005, the current seven flights per week service between Chicago and Tokyo will increase by three flights per week making a total of 10 flights per week. The three new flights will depart from Narita Airport at 14:40, providing increased customer choice and convenience as they will make possible same day connections to Chicago for travellers from Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul and Taipei. The new schedule is a response to the steady growth of passenger traffic between China and the USA. The creation of an afternoon departure from Chicago will also increase the selection of connections from many cities across North America.
On July 1st, 2005 on China routes, JAL will increase the present five weekly flights between Tokyo and Qingdao, China by an additional two flights per week, creating a daily service. Because of this increase in flights, JAL `s Japan-China network, already the largest passenger network between Japan and China, will operate 234 weekly flights on 28 routes linking 13 cities. JAL plans to continue to increase its flights in the China market, where sustained growth is expected, and further expand the network.
On January 20 2005, the JAL Group announced in its Route & Fleet plan for fiscal year 2005, increased flights on Russia routes, together with increased flights, use of larger aircraft, flight schedule changes on Korea and Taiwan routes. The flight increases announced today on US routes are in response to strong business demand, and on China routes, due to sustained growth in the market.
NEW US and CHINA FLIGHTS OUTLINE - subject to government approval
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