TOKYO June 13, 2012: Japan Airlines (JAL) announced today, adjustments made to its international route and flight frequency plans for fiscal year 2012 (year ending March 31, 2013) after further analysis of current supply and demand conditions, based on the airline’s Mid-Term Management Plan for fiscal years 2012 to 2016 announced on February 15 this year.
Inauguration of nonstop service to and from San Diego
JAL has set the date for the launch of its new nonstop service between Tokyo (Narita) and San Diego as December 2, 2012, flying four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. This will be a joint business service with fellow oneworld(R) airline member and joint business partner American Airlines (American). Customers can make bookings with JAL from June 14, 8am JST (June 13, 7pm EDT) via its call centers and websites*, as well as with American from later this month.
* Reservations via JAL’s American Region website http://www.ar.jal.com will be available from June 14 (U.S Local Time).
Daily flights to and from New Delhi
JAL will also add two more weekly round-trip flights between Tokyo (Narita) and New Delhi, making the route a daily service from October 28, 2012. To accommodate more high-yield corporate demand, JAL will change the aircraft deployed on the route to the larger 777-200ER which also offers Premium Economy service. The wide-body 777-200ER will initially be used on three of seven flights a week from October 28 to November 30, until the full switchover from the 787-8 currently assigned to the route.
Days of Operation changed on Moscow service
At present, JAL’s direct flights between Tokyo (Narita) and Moscow are operated three times a week on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. After analyzing market demands and feedback from customers, JAL decided to change the days of operation from October 28, 2012 to Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays which are expected to better meet customers’ travel needs.
Flight schedule of new Tokyo = San Diego Service, commencing December 2, 2012.
The above flights are operated by Japan Airlines and marketed by American with the flight codes AA5906/AA5907.
Start of daily service will be announced later in accordance with 787 delivery schedule.
The above flight and fleet schedule is subject to government approval and change. All timings shown are local.
Flight frequency increase (start of daily service) and change of aircraft on Tokyo=New Delhi
Change in Days of Operation for the Tokyo=Moscow route