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  • December 18, 2009

JAL Group 2010 New Year Vacation Period Traffic Forecast

TokyoDecember 18, 2009: Japan Airlines (JAL) has forecast a total of 419,407 international passenger reservations during the Japanese New Year vacation period from December 25, 2009 to January 5, 2010.

Due to significant reductions in capacity, seat load factors are expected to generally improve with Hawaii, transpacific, Oceania, Guam and Korea routes reaching more than 90%. Against the same period last year, JAL forecasts an overall improvement of 9.1 percentage points in load factor as a result of the predicted 11.6% decline in the number of international passenger reservations on JAL Group airlines alongside an estimated 20.9% decrease in capacity measured in available seat kilometers.

The JAL Group will operate 76 additional flights, both scheduled and charter, to such resort destinations as Guam, Hawaii, Siem Reap and Bali,

On domestic routes, JAL has forecast that seat supply will be 2.3% lower than the same period in the previous year and expects the total number of domestic passenger bookings to be 1,321,173 reservations, 6.7% down on last year. The projected load factor on domestic Japan flights during this festive period is 61.8%.

During this period, JAL Group plans to operate an additional 119 domestic flights to meet demand on popular routes in Japan, such as Tokyo - Miyazaki, and Tokyo - Kagoshima.

 

Forecast JAL Group International Reservations (Japan departures)           Dec 25, 2009 - Jan 5, 2010

JAL/JAZ Routes

Available Seat % Change on 2008

Passenger Total

% Pax Change on 2008

Seat load factor % 2009

Hawaii

95.0

58,748

93.8

91.0

Transpacific

80.6

34,868

85.5

96.7

Europe

72.4

31,662

82.1

83.2

S.E. Asia

82.8

112,653

92.7

88.2

Oceania

68.8

12,148

84.0

93.0

Guam/ Saipan

99.8

20,650

98.0

90.8

Korea

72.8

54,385

75.9

93.1

China

71.9

60,860

96.3

69.7

Taiwan

73.3

33,433

82.5

89.1

TOTAL

79.1

419,407

88.4

86.4

(JAZ=JALways)                                                                                      ASK = Available Seat Kilometers

 

Forecast JAL Group Domestic Reservations                                Dec 25, 2009 - Jan 5, 2010

 

Available Seat % Change on 2008

Passenger Total

% Pax Change on 2008

Seat load factor % 2009

JAL / JEX

97.8

1,187,841

94.3

63.3

JTA

95.4

83,004

83.5

63.6

RAC

90.4

9,165

94.5

63.2

JAC

99.5

38,778

87.8

37.1

HAC

91.2

2,385

95.4

26.5

TOTAL

97.7

1,321,173

93.3

61.8

JEX=JAL Express; JTA=Japan Transocean Air; RAC=Ryukyu Air Commuter; JAC=Japan Air Commuter; HAC=Hokkaido Air System

 

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