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  • January 17, 2007

JAL Group International Passenger Route, Flight Frequency & Fleet Plan FY2007

- 737-800 aircraft introduced on international routes -

Tokyo January 17, 2007: Today, the JAL Group announced its international passenger route, flight frequency and fleet plan for fiscal year 2007, the year beginning April 1, 2007 through to March 31, 2008.

Responding to strong passenger demand, JAL will increase flight frequency on a total of 8 scheduled routes between Japan and France, the USA, and the high growth markets of China, India, Russia and Vietnam.

From May 2007, JAL will also introduce the latest state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800 for the first time onto international routes to strengthen the airline's product and service competitiveness, and increase profitability.

1. International Passenger Scheduled Flight Frequency Changes

From March 25 2007, JAL will increase flight frequency between Tokyo and New York from 10 to 13 flights per week. JAL will also offer a twice-daily service between Tokyo and Paris from June 1, 2007, when it increases flight frequency from 10 to 14 flights per week on this route.

Furthermore, JAL will increase the number of flights between Japan and the high growth markets of China, India, Russia and Vietnam. Flights between Tokyo and New Delhi will be increased from 4 to 5 flights per week from October 1, 2007. To increase cost competitiveness, operation of the route will be taken over by JALways, JAL's low overhead international airline subsidiary. The number of flights operated by JAL between Tokyo -Moscow will also be increased from 2 to 3 from the beginning of June to meet increased demand during the summer.

Out of Osaka, flight frequency will be increased on JAL's Hanoi route from May 15, 2007, and on routes serving the Chinese cities of Dalian, Hangzhou and Qinqdao from July 1, 2007. JAL will offer a daily service between Osaka - Dalian when it increases flight frequency from 3 to 7 flights per week. In the future, JAL hopes to increase flight frequency on its China routes even further.

From the point of profitability, the airline will reduce flight frequency on its Tokyo - Hong Kong route, and will not resume its 3 flight per week non-stop service between Tokyo - Zurich, operated in the past only during the summer season. Frequency will also be slightly reduced on JAL's Tokyo - Guangzhou route.

2. Introduction of Boeing 737-800 onto International Routes

JAL will introduce the latest state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800 aircraft for the first time on international routes to strengthen the airline's product and service competitiveness, and increase profitability. From May 2007, JAL will operate the Boeing 737-800 on the four Osaka routes already mentioned: Osaka - Hanoi, Dalian, Hangzhou and Qingdao. Additionally, JAL will introduce the new aircraft on its Osaka- Guangzhou route from July 2007.

This more fuel-efficient, environment-friendly aircraft is fitted with a fully-fledged business class compartment. Every seat is equipped with its own personal in-flight entertainment system, and all business class seats and most economy class seats will also have an AC power supply suitable for personal computers.

3. Charter Flight Expansion

In FY2007, JAL will increase the number of charter flights it operates by approximately 13% when compared to the previous year, primarily to take advantage of the business opportunity presented by the expansion of the `silver' leisure market in Japan with the retirement of the baby boomer generation.

JAL will offer international package-holiday charter flights to a wide range of destinations, including Alaska, Australia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Mongolia, Palau, and the Marshall Islands.

INTERNATIONAL PASSENGER PLAN DETAIL

a) Flight Frequency Increases

Route

Frequency Increase

Date Effective

Tokyo - New York

Increase from 10 to 13 flights per week

.(Additional flights depart Tokyo Tue/ Fr/ Sat evening).

From March 25 - October 27, 2007

Tokyo - Paris

Increase from 10 to 14 flights per week.

(JAL operated twice daily service established).

From June 1 to September 30,2007

Tokyo - Moscow

Increase from 2 to 3 flights per week.

(Summer only season increase).

From June 1 to September 30,2007

Tokyo - New Delhi

Increase from 4 to 5 flights per week.

(Route operated by JALways from October 2007)

From October 1, 2007

Osaka - Hanoi

Increase from 3 to 4 flights per week.

(New 737-800 operated on route from May 2007).

From May 15, 2007

Osaka - Dalian

Increase from 3 to 7 flights per week.

(New 737-800 operated on route from May 2007).

From July 1, 2007

Osaka - Qingdao

Increase from 2 to 3 flights per week.

(New 737-800 operated on route from May 2007).

From July 1, 2007

Osaka - Hangzhou

Increase from 2 to 3 flights per week.

(New 737-800 operated on route from May 2007)

From July 1, 2007

b) Route Suspensions/ Flight Frequency Decrease

Route

Changes

Date Effective

Tokyo - Zurich

Summer season 3 flights per week service not resumed in FY2007

From June 1, 2007

Tokyo - Hong Kong

Decrease from 21 to 17 flights per week.

(Mon/ Wed/ Fri/ Sun evening Tokyo departure flights suspended).

From March 25, 2007

Tokyo - Guangzhou

Decrease from 14 to 11 flights per week.

(Tue/ Thu/ Sat evening Tokyo departure flights suspended)

From March 25, 2007

c) Aircraft Change

Route

Details

Date Effective

Osaka - Hanoi

767 changed to new 737-800.

From May 2007

Osaka - Dalian

767 changed to new 737-800

From May 2007

Osaka - Qingdao

767 changed to new 737-800

From May 2007

Osaka - Hangzhou

767 changed to new 737-800

From May 2007

Tokyo - Kaohsiung*

767 changed to 747-400

From October 1, 2007

Tokyo - Taipei*

747-400 changed to 767 (Only evening Tokyo departure flights)

From October 1,2007

Osaka - Taipei*

747-400 changed to 767 (Only evening Osaka departure flights).

From October 1,2007

*Routes operated by Japan Asia Airways (JAA).

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