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Jan 10, 2006
JAL Group New Year Vacation Period Traffic Results

TokyoJanuary 10,2006: Japan Airlines Group announced the results for the Japanese New Year'' vacation period, from December 28, 2005 to January 9, 2006. The total number of passengers traveling on JAL Group international passenger routes was down 5.1% on the same vacation period last year. However, the total number of passengers traveling on JAL Group domestic passenger routes was up 1.0% .

Internationally, JAL recorded healthy increases in passenger traffic on Transpacific and Korea routes: up respectively by 4.2%, and 4.3% when compared to the same period last year. Even though travel demand to Indonesia remained low during this period, Southeast Asia routes showed signs of recovery with passenger traffic up by 1.6% on last year. The seat load factor on transpacific routes was particularly high at 91.2%.

The reduction in the number of JAL flights serving Honolulu and Guam, and the suspension of services to Saipan in October last year, accounted for the decrease in passenger traffic on JAL flights to Pacific tourist destinations, and resulted in high seat load factors on Hawaii, Oceania and Guam/Saipan routes: 85%, 87.1% and 89.4% respectively.

Due to lingering concern resulting from anti-Japanese demonstrations in China earlier last year, JAL saw a 4.1% decrease in passenger traffic to China, compared to last year, much less than the 12.1% decrease JAL initially forecast.

JAL Group's international seat load factor was 75.8%: up 1.2 points on the same period last year.

A total of 1,647,708 passengers traveled domestically within Japan on JAL Group airlines: 1% up on last year. JAL Group operated an additional 76 flights to meet demand on popular domestic routes.

Domestic Japan seat load factor was 62.8%: up 2.3 points on the same period last year.

JAL Group International Reservations (Japan departures) Dec 28, 2005 - Jan 9, 2006

JAL/ JAZ Routes

Passenger Total

% Change on 2004

Seat load factor %

Hawaii

39,677

-15.8

85.0

Transpacific

30,698

+4.2

91.2

Europe

28,365

-6.8

78.7

S.E. Asia

68,453

+1.6

78.4

Oceania

16,052

-7.4

87.1

Guam/ Saipan

14,482

-36.5

89.4

Korea

32,131

+4.3

69.7

China

29,488

-4.1

51.2

SUBTOTAL

259,346

- 6.1

75.8

JAA Routes

Passenger Total

% Change on 2004

Seat load factor %

Taiwan

21,028

+8.9

62.8

TOTAL

280,374

- 5.1

74.7

(JAZ=JALways; JAA=Japan Asia Airways)

JAL Group Domestic ReservationsDec 28, 2005 - Jan 9, 2006

Passenger Total

% Change on 2004

Seat load factor %

JAL / JEX

1,476,987

0.5

63.7

JTA

103,611

+6.6

69.7

RAC

8,091

+0.2

62.6

JAC

53,526

-5.7

59.4

HAC

5,493

-4.6

60.5

TOTAL

1,647,708

1.0

63.9

(JEX=JAL Express; JTA=Japan Transocean Air; RAC=Ryukyu Air Commuter; JAC=Japan Air Commuter;

HAC=Hokkaido Air System)

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