TOKYO April 30, 2013: JAL Group has announced the international flight frequency and fleet plans until May 31, 2013, and today proclaims flight frequency and fleet plans on and after June 1, 2013 with the resumption of Boeing 787 aircraft.
Boeing 787-8 will return to service in sequence on after June 1.2013 after completely confirming the safety and reliability of the aircraft, including the proper installation of the improvements. JAL restarts daily service between Tokyo (Narita) and Boston as well as San Diego, and the daily non-stop service between Tokyo (Narita) and Helsinki will be launched from July 1, 2013 which was postponed in February 2013.
Larger aircraft, Boeing 777-200ER instead of Boeing 767 will be assigned to fly between Japan and Bangkok and Honolulu in order to meet a robust passenger demand and further maximize revenue.
With the aim to achieve “Customer Satisfaction No.1”, one of JAL Group Medium-Term Targets, JAL is actively moving ahead to provide our passengers much more quality products. 777-300ER (JAL SKY SUITE 777) has been introduced on European and North American routes, in addition, More products like the seats are going to be refurbished on European and North American routes as well as Honolulu and Bangkok(Narita/Haneda=Bangkok) routes which Boeing 787-8 and Boeing 777-200ER have been used for. The aircrafts equipped with personal TV will be arranged on all the international routes during the first half of fiscal year 2013(year ending March 31.2014).JAL strives to make every customer’s journey refreshing and comfortable experience.
*The following schedules are subject to government approval.
New Route from July 1, 2013
Boeing 787-8 Will Be Arranged on the Following Routes**
**The type of aircraft might be changed due to the delivery schedule of the 787-8.
**Please visit http://www.jal.com/en/flight/boeing787/ to get the information regarding JAL’s Boeing 787 fleet.
Other Aircraft Type Changes***
***The type of aircraft might be changed due to the delivery schedule of the 787-8.
Flight Frequency Changes
Temporarily decrease the flight frequency in response to the passenger demand
In-flight Products Improvements on the Middle-haul and Long -haul International Routes
Refurbish the products focusing on the Business class on European and North American routes
Starting with the introduction of fully flat seat to Business Class as well as spacious and functional [SKY SUITE 777] sequentially served on European and North American routes, additionally 777-300ER and 787-8 will be practically used, and JAL SHELL FLAT NEO (Business class) will be provided on more routes. JAL SKY Wi-Fi has been serving on New York, Chicago and Los Angeles’ routes, which will be expanded sequentially on European routes.
(*1) For more detail on SKY SUITE 777, please visit http://www.jal.co.jp/en/newsky/
(*2) The actual operating date will be introduced on JAL homepage when is has been decided
(*3) The type of aircraft might be changed due to the delivery schedule of the 787-8.
<<International In-flight Internet Service [JAL SKY Wi-Fi]>>
Narita = Frankfurt: daily service from the approx. May 2013(currently provide every other day)
Narita = London: daily service from the approx. July 2013 (currently provide every other day)
Narita = Paris: provide from August 2013
In-flight products improvements on the Southeast Asia, Oceania and Honolulu routes
The 787-8 with JAL SHELL FLAT NEO in Business class and 777-200ER with JALSHELL FLAT SEAT have been used for Delhi, Sydney, Tokyo (Haneda/Narita) =Bangkok and Honolulu routes, JAL will provide passengers a refreshing onboard experience with the quality in-flight products.
(*1) The type of aircraft might be changed due to the delivery schedule of the 787-8
(*2) Haneda = Bangkok (JL33/JL34): Provide the Premium Economy Service from December 1, 2013.
(*3) Narita = Bangkok: ten round-trip flights operated by 777-200ER and four round-trip flights operated by 787-8 among 14 weekly flights.
The aircrafts equipped with personal TV will be arranged on all the international routes
The aircrafts equipped with personal TV will be arranged on Narita=Kaohsiung(*1) and Kansai=Seoul(Gimpo) routes during the first half of fiscal year 2013 to attain all JAL international routes served by aircrafts with personal TV.(*2)
(*1) Kansai=Seoul (Gimpo): Provide the Business Service from June 1, 2013
(*2) The type of aircraft might be changed due to the delivery schedule of the 787-8
New seats will be installed onto Boeing 767-300ER
Improved 767 with fully flat seat in business class and the new spacious seat in Economy class will be served on middle-haul and long-haul routes in the Second half of Fiscal year 2013. The details of the products and available routes will be introduced as soon as they have been decided.