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Aug 07, 2009
JAL Group Route, Flight Frequency and Fleet Plan for Second Half of FY2009

Tokyo, August 7, 2009: JAL Group announced today, the route, flight frequency and fleet plan for second half of FY2009 for its international passenger, domestic passenger and cargo businesses. In accordance with the FY2009 management plan, drastic adjustments are being made to the network and fleet size so as to more closely match capacity to demand sooner, and allow the Group to improve profitability. In the second half of this fiscal year, flight frequencies will be further reduced on a total of 8 international routes and the connections between Nagoya and 2 international destinations - Paris and Seoul (Incheon), will be discontinued. A major downsizing of aircraft in this period will affect 15 flights on 14 international routes, where jumbo 747-400s will be switched to medium-sized 777s and 767s, and medium sized 767s will be switched to even smaller 737s.

JAL will progress with the Premium Strategy that was first laid out in the FY2008-10 Medium Term Revival Plan issued in February 2008 which was also reiterated in the FY2009 Management Plan announced this May. The switch to the newest 777-300ER aircraft f or the Tokyo-Chicago and Tokyo-Los Angeles routes this second half, will introduce the Group’s latest JAL Suite in first class, Shell Flat Neo in business class, and the new cabin category, Premium Economy, on these sectors. From October 25, 2009, together with the implementation of Shell Flat seats on flights to Milan and Rome, JAL will successfully complete the introduction of its award-winning executive class JAL Shell Flat Seat on all Europe and mainland North and South America routes. Reservations and ticket sales for the newly added Premium Economy on flights to Chicago and Los Angeles begin from August 10, 2009.

Also catering to business traffic, JAL will connect the capitals of Japan and China by adding a once-daily flight between Tokyo (Haneda) and Beijing, using a Boeing 777-200ER fitted with 63 executive class seats.

A. INTERNATIONAL PASSENGER

1. Flight Frequency Decrease    

Route

Details

Date Effective

Tokyo (Narita) - Guangzhou

Decrease flight frequency from 14 to 7 flights per week.

Oct 25, 2009

Tokyo (Narita) - Seoul (Incheon)

Decrease flight frequency from 28 to 21 flights per week.

Oct 25, 2009

Tokyo (Narita) - New Delhi

Decrease flight frequency from 7 to 3 flights per week.

Oct 25, 2009

Tokyo (Haneda) - Hong Kong

Decrease flight frequency from 7 to 3 flights per week.

Oct 25, 2009

Osaka (Kansai) - Shanghai (Pudong)

Decrease flight frequency from 21 to 14 flights per week.

Oct 25, 2009

Osaka ( Kansai) - Seoul (Incheon)

Decrease flight frequency from 14 to 7 flights per week.

Oct 25, 2009

Osaka ( Kansai) - Guangzhou

Decrease flight frequency from 7 to 3 flights per week.

Oct 25, 2009

Nagoya (Chubu) - Guangzhou

Decrease flight frequency from 7 to 4 flights per week.

Oct 25, 2009

2. Route Suspension    

Route

Details

Date Effective

Nagoya (Chubu) - Paris

Service suspension (7 flights per week).

Oct 25, 2009

Nagoya (Chubu) - Seoul (Incheon)

Service suspension (7 flights per week).

Oct 25, 2009

3. Route Introduction 

Route

Details

Date Effective

Tokyo (Haneda) - Beijing

7 flights a week

Oct 25, 2009

4. Aircraft Changes

Route

Current Aircraft

Aircraft after change

Date Effective

Affected Flights

Tokyo (Narita) - Chicago

747 - 400

777 - 300ER

Oct 25 , 2009

JL010 / JL009

Tokyo (Narita) - Los Angeles

747 - 400

777 - 300ER

JL062 / JL061

Tokyo (Narita) - New Delhi

747 - 400

777 - 200ER

JO471 / JO472

Tokyo (Narita) - Singapore

747 - 400

777 - 200ER

JL719 / JL710

Tokyo (Narita) - Bangkok

747 - 400

777 - 200ER

JO717 / JO718

Tokyo (Narita) - Manila

747 - 400

767 - 300ER

JO745 / JO746

Tokyo (Narita) - Denpasar

747 - 400

767 - 300ER

JO729 / JO720

Tokyo (Narita) - Taipei

747 - 400

767 - 300ER

JL641 / JL648

Tokyo (Narita) - Seoul (Incheon)

747 - 400

767 - 300

JL 951 / JL954

Tokyo (Narita) - Busan

767 - 300

737 - 800

JL 957 / JL958
JL 969 / JL960

Osaka (Kansai) - Seoul (Gimpo)

767 - 300

737 - 800

JL8961 / JL8962

Osaka (Kansai) - Seoul (Incheon)

767 - 300

737 - 800

JL963 / JL964

Osaka (Kansai) - Busan

767 - 300

737 - 800

JL967 / JL968

Nagoya (Chubu) - Bangkok

777 - 200ER

767 - 300ER

JO/JL737 / JO/JL738

First class cabin service on routes to New Delhi, Singapore and Bangkok, which were key Asian business routes, will be appropriately discontinued with the downsizing, as demand for high-end business travel wanes in the poor economic situation.

5. Service Improvements

Route

Details

Date Effective

Tokyo (Narita) - Chicago

Introduction of JAL Suite to first class, JAL Shell Flat Neo seat to business class, and the new cabin class, Premium Economy.

Oct 25 , 2009

Tokyo (Narita) - Los Angeles

Tokyo (Narita) - Milan

Award-winning JAL Shell Flat Seat to be introduced into business class.

Tokyo (Narita) - Rome

B. DOMESTIC PASSENGER

1. Flight Frequency Decreases

Route

Details

Date Effective

Tokyo (Haneda) - Okinawa

Decrease flight frequency from 12.5 to 11.5 flights per day
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From a total of 12 outbound and 13 inbound flights a day, 1 flight will be reduced in each direction.

Nov 1, 2009

Fukuoka - Sendai

Decrease flight frequency from 3 to 2 flights per day

Nov 1, 2009

Nagoya (Komaki)Nagasaki

Decrease flight frequency from 2 to 1 flights per day

Nov 1, 2009

Osaka (Itami) - Yamagata

Decrease flight frequency from 4 to 3 flights per day

Nov 1, 2009

Osaka (Itami) - Niigata

Decrease flight frequency from 6 to 5 flights per day

Dec 18. 2009 ~ Feb 28, 2010

Osaka (Itami) - Izumo

Decrease flight frequency from 8 to 7 flights per day

Dec 1. 2009 ~ Feb 28, 2010

2. Flight Frequency Increase

Route

Details

Date Effective

Osaka (Itami) - Fukuoka

Increase flight frequency from 4 to 5 flights per day.

Nov 1, 2009

3. Aircraft Changes

Route

Change

Date Effective

Sapporo - Sendai

2 of the 4 jet engine aircraft currently used will be changed to smaller regional jets (RJ).

Dec 1 , 2009

C. INTERNATIONAL CARGO

1. Flight and Route Changes

Route

Details

Date Effective

Tokyo( Narita) - Hong Kong

1 out of the 6 weekly flights will ply

Tokyo - Singapore - Bangkok - Hong Kong - Tokyo

Oct 25 , 2009

Tokyo (Narita) - Singapore - Bangkok- Tokyo ( Narita)

1 out of the 5 weekly flights will ply

Tokyo - Singapore - Bangkok - Hong Kong - Tokyo

Oct 25 , 2009

Tokyo (Narita) - Osaka ( Kansai) - Shanghai - Tokyo ( Narita)

Increase by 1 flight a week (Saturday departure)

Oct 25 , 2009

2. Aircraft Changes

Route

Changes

Date Effective

Tokyo ( Narita) - Hong Kong

1 weekly 767-300F flight to be changed to 747-400F

Oct 25, 2009

Tokyo ( Narita) - Shanghai

Freighter flight departing in the day on Tuesday will change from 747-400F to 767-300F.

Freighter flight departing Tuesday night will be shifted to depart on Sunday night, and will change from 747-400F to 767-300F.

END

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