Tokyo April 26, 2007:JAL has decided to increase the number of flights it operates on China and Vietnam routes from May 31, 2007 responding to strong business and leisure passenger demand to these high growth markets.
From May 31 2007, JAL will increase flight frequency between Tokyo (Narita) and Guangzhou from 11 to 13 flights per week by adding two additional round-trip services departing Japan on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The airline will start operating an additional 5 round-trip flights on its Tokyo (Narita) - Beijing route from June 2 2007, increasing flight frequency between the two capital cities from 14 to 19 flights per week.
Also at the beginning of June, JAL will start offering a daily service between Nagoya (Centrair) and the northeastern Chinese city of Tianjin, when it increases flight frequency on the route from 5 to 7 flights per week.
From June 2, JAL will start operating a Saturday flight between Tokyo - Ho Chi Minh City increasing convenience for passengers traveling between Japan and Vietnam. JAL currently offers 5 flights per week between the two cities with departures on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursday, Fridays and Sundays.
To accommodate this latest series of flight frequency increases, JAL will suspend its twice weekly service between Nagoya and Beijing and will adjust just the days of the week it operates flights between Tokyo - Hong Kong route.
As a result, JAL's Japan-China network including code shares will serve 12 cities in China on 28 routes. The total number of flights offered by JAL between the countries will increase from 276 to 283 flights per week. Including code shares, JAL will offer 35 flights per week on six routes between Japan and Vietnam, serving 4 cities in Japan and the cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh.
From the point of customer convenience and profitability, JAL will continue to expand flight frequency between Japan and the high growth markets of China and Vietnam.
As already announced by the airline, out of Osaka JAL also plans to increase flight frequency on its Hanoi route from May 15, 2007, and on routes serving the Chinese cities of Dalian, Hangzhou and Qingdao from July 1, 2007.
Earlier this year, JAL increased flight frequency between Nagoya and Tianjin from 2 to 5 flights per week (from March 1), and increased the number of flights it operates between Tokyo - Hanoi route from 2 to 3 flights per week (from March 25).
1) Flight Frequency Increases
2) Flight Suspension
3) Flight Schedule Change
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