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Aug 21, 2012
JAL Group Revises Route, Flight Frequency and Fleet Plans for FY2012

TOKYO August 21, 2012: Japan Airlines (JAL) today announced revisions made to its route, flight frequency and fleet plans for the remaining of fiscal year 2012, the year ending March 31, 2013, highlighted by the launch of two new routes using the latest Boeing 787-8, and also the deployment of this revolutionary aircraft on existing routes to raise service levels and profitability.

 

On its international network, as was announced, the 787-8 will be used to inaugurate the world’s first and only nonstop flight between San Diego (USA) and Asia with the service from Tokyo (Narita) commencing in December, and to start direct flights between Narita and Helsinki (Finland) in March 2013. More imminently, the 787-8 will be used for the additional daily service between Narita and Singapore slated to begin from October 28, 2012, increasing weekly flights to the city-state from 14 to 21. On the other hand, to meet the thriving demand for flights to and from New Delhi, JAL will increase flight frequency from 5 to 7 weekly round-trip flights along with upsizing the aircraft used on the Narita=New Delhi route to 777-200ERs. To more closely align supply with demand, adjustments are also made to the aircraft assignments for flights to and from China and Taiwan.

 

Domestically, flight frequencies on certain routes will be modified to match demand and the changes in travel patterns of customers influenced in part by the change in seasons. Additionally, current services between Tokyo (Haneda), as well as Osaka (Kansai) and Ishigaki will become nonstop both ways after the official opening of the New Ishigaki Airport.

 

International Network

 

New Routes

Route

Details

Date Effective

Days of Operation

Aircraft

Narita = San Diego

Beginning of 4 weekly round-trip flights

Dec 2, 2012

Mo, We, Fr, Su

787-8

Increase from 4 to 7 weekly round-trip flights

March 2013*

Daily

Narita = Helsinki

Beginning of 4 weekly round-trip flights

March 2013*

Mo, Tu, Th, Sa

787-8

Increase from 4 to 7 weekly round-trip flights

Middle of FY2013 first half*

Daily

 

Schedule of New Routes

Flight Number

Route

Dep. Time

Arr. Time

Days of Operation

Aircraft type/

Class of Travel

JL066

Narita - San Diego

17:10

09:45

From Dec. 2 2012: Mo, We, Fr, Su

From March 2013*: Daily

787-8

Business and Economy

JL065

San Diego - Narita

11:30

16:30 + 1

JL413

Narita - Helsinki

11:45

15:05

From March 2013*: Mo, Tu, Th, Sa

From middle of FY 2013 first half*: Daily

JL414

Helsinki - Narita

17:25

10:15 +1

* Current schedules are subject to change depending on the delivery of the 787-8 aircraft. / All timings shown are local.

 

Flight Frequency Increase / Aircraft Change

Route

Details

Date Effective

Remarks

(Frequency increase)
Narita = Singapore

Increase from 7 to 14 weekly round-trip flights

Additional daily flight to be operated with 787-8

Oct 28, 2012

JL711/JL710

(JL710 from Oct. 29, 2012)

Partially operated with 767s in December and January.

(Frequency increase)
Narita = New Delhi

Increase from 5 to 7 weekly round-trip flights

All flights to be operated with 777-200ER

Oct 29, 2012

Introduction of Premium Economy service with 777-200ER

Narita = Beijing

Aircraft change from 737-800 to 767-300ER

Oct 28, 2012

JL869/ JL860

Narita = Shanghai (Pudong)

Aircraft change from 737-800 to 767-300ER

Oct 28, 2012

JL877/ JL874

Chubu = Shanghai (Pudong)

Aircraft change from 737-800 to 767-300ER

Oct 28, 2012

JL883/ JL884

Narita = Taipei (Taoyuan)

Aircraft change from 767-300ER to 737-800

Oct 28, 2012

JL809/ JL802

 

Schedule of Additional Daily Flight

Flight Number

Route

Dep. Time

Arr. Time

Aircraft type/

Class of Travel

Remarks:

JL711

Narita - Singapore

17:55

00:35 +1

787-8

Business and Economy

Between Dec 1, 2012 and Jan 31, 2013, the route will be partially served with 787s and 767s as follows:

JL711:787-8 Mo, Tu, Th, Sa / 767-300ER We, Fr, Su

JL710: 787-8 Tu, We, Fr, Su / 767-300ER Mo, Th, Sa

JL710

Singapore - Narita

01:55

09:30

All timings shown are local.

 

Deployment of the latest 787-8

The 787-8 is scheduled to be placed back in service on the route between Tokyo (Haneda) and Beijing from September 16, 2012, after a temporary switch to the current 767-300ER. Following that, 787-8s will be used for daily flights between Tokyo (Haneda and Narita), and Singapore after mid-October.

Flight Number

Route

Details

Date Effective

JL023 / JL024

Haneda = Beijing

Aircraft change from 767-300ER to 787-8*

Sep. 16, 2012

JL719 / JL712

Narita = Singapore

Aircraft change from 767-300ER to 787-8*

After mid-October 2012

JL035 / JL036

Haneda = Singapore

Aircraft change from 767-300ER to 787-8*

After mid-October 2012

* Reservations for these flights will be based on the configuration of the 787-8 once delivery schedules of the aircraft can be confirmed.

 

Domestic Network

 

Flight Frequency Changes

Route

Details

Date Effective

Haneda = Izumo

Increase from 5 to 6 daily round-trip flights

Oct. 28, 2012 ~ Feb. 28, 2013

Haneda = Sapporo

Increase from 17 to 18 daily round-trip flights

Mar. 1 ~ Mar. 30, 2013

Sapporo = Sendai

Increase from 4 to 5 daily round-trip flights

Oct. 28, 2012 ~ Mar. 30, 2013

Fukuoka = Miyazaki

Increase from 9 to 10 daily round-trip flights

Oct. 1, 2012 ~

Haneda = Okinawa (Naha)

Decrease from 14 to 13 daily round-trip flights

Oct. 28, 2012 ~

Fukuoka = Kagoshima

Decrease from 3 to 2 daily round-trip flights

Oct. 1, 2012 ~

END

 

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