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  • September 04, 2008

JAL Expands Network Restructuring in Second Half of FY2008

TokyoSeptember 4, 2008: The JAL Group will expand network restructuring of its international and domestic passenger businesses in the second half of FY2008, covering the period October 1, 2008 - March 31, 2009.

On top of the route and flight frequency changes in the second half of FY2008 already announced on August 7 2008,  the JAL Group will increase flight frequency on one international route, and suspend operations on two international routes. Whilst in Japan, it will add one new route and increase flight frequency on one other route.

On August 7 2008, JAL announced that in the second half of FY2008 it will increase flight frequency on four Asia routes, and suspend services on three under-performing international routes. It also announced that in Japan it will increase flight frequency on five routes, decrease flight frequency on four other routes, and will suspend a total of 12 routes.

In the original route FY2008 flight frequency, fleet plan (Feb 1, 2008), JAL also said it will operate two new routes out of Mt Fuji Shizuoka Airport when the new airport opens for business.

With the price of jet fuel reaching an unprecedented high level, the JAL Group is carrying out a bold review of its route network, further concentrating its resources on improving profitability and increasing competitiveness.

For full details see below. Information already announced is shown in grey. The new changes are subject to approval by the relevant authorities.

INTERNATIONAL PASSENGER

 

1. Flight Frequency Increase     

Route

Details

Date Effective

Osaka (Kansai) - Hangzhou

Daily service to be established. Increase flight frequency from 3 to 7 flights per week.

Oct 26 , 2008

Tokyo (Narita) - Seoul

Increase flight frequency from 21 to 26 flights per week.

Oct 26 , 2008

Osaka (Kansai) - Shanghai (Pudong)

Increase flight frequency from 14 to 21 flights per week.

Oct 26, 2008

Osaka ( Kansai ) - Hanoi

Daily service to be established. Increase flight frequency from 4 to 7 flights per week.

Oct 26, 2008

Osaka ( Kansai) - Seoul

Increase flight frequency from 14 to 21 flights per week.

Oct 26, 2008

 

2. Route Suspension     

Route

Details

Date Effective

Tokyo (Narita) - Xian

Service suspension (2 flights per week).

Oct 26, 2008

Osaka (Kansai) - Qingdao

Service suspension (2 flights per week).

Oct 26, 2008

Fukuoka - Shanghai (Pudong)

Service suspension (7 flights per week).

Oct 26, 2008

Nagoya (Chubu) - Busan

Service suspension (7 flights per week).

Oct 26, 2008

Osaka (Kansai) - London

Service suspension (7 flights per week).

Mar 29, 2009

 

 

DOMESTIC PASSENGER

 

1. New Routes

Route

Details

Date Effective

Nagoya (Chubu) - Ishigaki

Daily service to be established. Operated by JTA..

Flight from Ishigaki to Nagoya stopover in Naha

Feb1 - Mar 31, 2009

 

Shizuoka - Sapporo

1 flight per day

March 2009

Shizuoka - Fukuoka

3 flights per day

March 2009

 

2. Flight Frequency Increases

Route

Details

Date Effective

Okinawa (Naha) - Matsuyama

Daily service to be established. Increase flight frequency from 4 to 7 flights per day. Operated by JTA.

Feb1 - Mar 31, 2009

Tokyo (Haneda) - Matsuyama

Increase flight frequency from 4 to 5 flights per day

Nov, 2008

Tokyo (Haneda) - Miyazaki

Increase flight frequency from 4 to 5 flights per day. Excluding year end, New Year, Spring holidays.

Nov, 2008

Fukuoka - Tokyo (Narita)

Increase flight frequency from 1 to 2 flights per day.

Provide smooth connections onto Los Angeles and New York flights.

Nov, 2008

Nagoya (Chubu) - Sapporo

Increase flight frequency from 4 to 5 flights per day.

Feb, 2009

Osaka ( Itami) - Niigata

Increase flight frequency from 5 to 6 flights per day

Mar, 2009

 

3. Flight Reductions

Route

Details

Date Effective

Osaka (Kansai) - Sapporo

Decrease flight frequency from 6 to 4 flights per day.

Nov, 2008

Osaka (Kansai) - Fukuoka

Decrease flight frequency from 4 to 3 flights per day.

Nov, 2008

Osaka (Kansai) - Okinawa (Naha)

Decrease flight frequency from 5 to 4 flights per day.

Same number of flights as second half FY2007.

Nov, 2008

Nagoya (Komaki) - Kumamoto

Decrease flight frequency from 2 to 1 flights per day.

Nov, 2008

 

4. Route Suspensions

Route

Details

Date Effective

Osaka (Kansai) - Hakodate

Service suspension (1 flight per day).

Nov, 2008

Osaka (Kansai) - Sendai

Service suspension (1 flight per day).

Nov, 2008

Osaka (Kansai) - Iwate Hanamaki

Service suspension (1 flight per day).

Feb, 2009

Osaka (Kansai) - Akita

Service suspension (1 flight per day).

Feb, 2009

Osaka (Kansai) - Fukushima

Service suspension (1 flight per day).

Feb, 2009

Osaka (Itami) - Fukushima

Service suspension (1 flight per day).

Feb, 2009

Kobe - Kagoshima

Service suspension (2 flights per day).

Feb, 2009

Nagoya ( Chubu) - Fukuoka

Service suspension (3 flights per day).

Mar 29, 2008

Iwate Hanamaki - Okinawa (Naha)

Spring holidays daily service to be suspended.

Mar, 2009

Sendai - Okinawa (Naha)

Seasonal daily service to be suspended.

Dec 19 ,2008

Fukushima - Okinawa (Naha)

Service suspension (1 flight per day). Operated by JTA.

Feb, 2009

Kochi - Okinawa (Naha)

Service suspension (3 flights per day). Operated by JTA.

Feb, 2009

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