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  • January 20, 2011

JAL Group Announces Route, Fleet and Flight Frequency Plans for FY2011

Tokyo, January 20, 2011: JAL Group (JAL) today announced its international and domestic route, fleet and flight frequency plans for fiscal year 2011. Based on recent market demand and supply, JAL made changes to its aircraft schedule, route and flight frequency plans to improve customers’ choice and convenience, aligned with the goals of the network policies established in the reorganization plan.

 

On the international network, flight frequency between Tokyo (Narita) and Moscow will increase to 3 services a week from March 27, 2011. To meet a robust travel demand between Tokyo (Haneda) and Honolulu, a larger aircraft has also been assigned to fly that route from March 27. Meanwhile, customers on flights connecting Tokyo (Narita) and Jakarta will continue to be served onboard the currently-scheduled Boeing 777-300ER fitted with the airline’s latest in-flight seats - JAL SUITE in first class, JAL SHELL FLAT NEO in executive, and the award-winning JAL SKY SHELL seat in premium economy service.

 

Domestically, starting from the summer schedule of 2011, JAL subsidiary Japan Air Commuter (JAC) will inaugurate flights from Fukuoka to two southern islands in Japan - Amami-oshima and Yakushima. The latter, to the south of Kyushu, is famed for its age-old forest which was named a World Heritage Site in 1993. JAC is the only commercial airline with scheduled flights to Yakushima airport and already flies there daily from Kagoshima and Osaka (Itami).

 

Additionally, to effectively maximize the use of expanded availability of slots at Tokyo’s Haneda airport, JAL will increase the number of daily flights from Tokyo’s Haneda airport to 6 select domestic destinations. Daily frequency of flights on 11 other routes will also be raised during this seasonally high traffic half of the year.

 

International Flight Frequency Increase

Route

Details

Date Effective

Days of Operation

Narita = Moscow

Increase from 2 to 3 weekly roundtrip flights

Mar 27, 2011

Mo, Th (NEW) , Sat  

 

Aircraft Change on International Routes

Route

Current Aircraft

Aircraft after change

Date Effective

Remarks

Narita = Vancouver

777-200ER

767-300ER

Mar 27, 2011

JL018/JL017

Haneda = Honolulu

767-300ER

777-200ER

Mar 27, 2011

JL080 / 089

 

Trans-Pacific Joint Business

As announced on January 11, 2011, Japan Airlines and American Airlines will begin their joint business from April 1 this year. The airlines will coordinate to offer customers better flight schedules, improved flight connections and increased number of codeshare flights to expand their network and significantly raise customer convenience.

** NEW DOMESTIC ROUTES**

Route

Details

Date Effective

Operator

Fukuoka = Amami-oshima

Increase from 0 to 1 daily roundtrip flight

Mar 27, 2011

Japan Air Commuter

Fukuoka = Yakushima

Increase from 0 to 1 daily roundtrip flight

Mar 27, 2011

Japan Air Commuter

 

Domestic Flight Frequency Increase   

Route

Details

Date Effective

Remarks

Haneda = Hiroshima

Increase from 6 to 8 daily roundtrip flights

Mar 27, 2011

 

Haneda = Yamaguchiube

Increase from 3 to 4 daily roundtrip flights

Mar 27, 2011

 

Haneda = Nagasaki

Increase from 5 to 6 daily roundtrip flights

Mar 27, 2011

 

Haneda = Miyazaki

Increase from 5 to 6 daily roundtrip flights

Mar 27, 2011

 

Haneda = Kagoshima

Increase from 7 to 8 daily roundtrip flights

Mar 27~ Oct 29, 2011

 

Haneda = Okinawa

Increase from 12 to 13 daily roundtrip flights

Mar 27~ Oct 29, 2011

14 daily flights during

Aug 1 ~ Aug 31, 2011 and Oct 1~ Oct 29, 2011

Osaka (Kansai) = Sapporo

Increase from 4 to 5 daily roundtrip flights

May 1~ Sep 30,2011

 

Osaka (Kansai) = Okinawa

Increase from 3 to 4 daily roundtrip flights

May 7~ May 31,2011
Jul 1~ Sep 30, 2011

 

Sapporo = Memanbetsu

Increase from 1 to 2 daily roundtrip flights

Mar 27, 2011

4 daily flights between

Jul 7~ Aug 31, 2011

Sapporo = Aomori

Increase from 3 to 4 daily roundtrip flights

Jul 7~ Aug 31, 2011

 

Sapporo = Hanamaki

Increase from 2 to 3 daily roundtrip flights

Jul 7~ Aug 31, 2011

 

Sapporo = Sendai

Increase from 4 to 5 daily roundtrip flights

Jul 7~ Aug 31, 2011

 

Osaka (Itami) = Izumo

Increase from 5 to 6 daily roundtrip flights

Mar 27, 2011

Operated by

Japan Air Commuter

Fukuoka = Matsuyama

Increase from 5 to 6 daily roundtrip flights

Mar 27, 2011

Kagoshima = Tokunoshima

Increase from 4 to 5 daily roundtrip flights

Aug 1~ Aug 28, 2011

Nagoya (Chubu) = Okinawa

Increase from 2 to 4 daily roundtrip flights

Mar 27, 2011

Operated by

Japan Transocean Air

Fukuoka = Okinawa

Increase from 5 to 6 daily roundtrip flights

Mar 27, 2011

7 daily flights between Jul 15 ~ Aug 31, 2011

Operated by

Japan Transocean Air

 

 

 

Domestic Flight frequency Decrease  

Route

Details

Date Effective

Remarks

Haneda = Osaka (Kansai)

Decrease from 3 daily and 2 weekly, to 3 daily and 1 weekly roundtrip flights

Mar 27, 2011

Remaining once weekly flight

departs Haneda on Friday and Kansai on Saturday.

Fukuoka = Kagoshima

Decrease from 5 to 3 daily roundtrip flights

Mar 27, 2011

Operated by

Japan Air Commuter

Fukuoka = Miyazaki

Decrease from 10 to 9 daily roundtrip flights

Mar 27, 2011

 

·          All above schedules are subject to government approval.

·          Hokkaido Air Commuter (HAC) will cease to be a subsidiary of the JAL Group by the end of this fiscal year (2010). The company’s route, flight frequency and fleet plans for fiscal year 2011 are not included in this release. Reservations and boarding procedures for HAC flights will remain unchanged from current handling for the time being. For details, visit http://www.hac-air.co.jp/.

·          Operations of current JAL Express flights will be jointly undertaken by Japan Airlines International Co., Ltd. and J-Air Corporation from March 27, 2011. Flights will be coded with the “JL” indicator of Japan Airlines International.

 

END

 

 20110120 - Route Flt Freq Fleet Plan for 2011 Summer Schedule_FINAL.pdf

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