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Aug 21, 2013
JAL Group Revises Flight Frequency and Fleet Plans for FY2013

TOKYO August 21, 2013: JAL Group (JAL) today announced revisions made to its flight frequency and fleet plans for the remaining of fiscal year 2013(ending March 31, 2014).

In regards to the airline’s domestic network, flight frequencies on select routes will be adjusted to better meet demand as well as the changes in customer travel patterns including seasonal travel patterns in order to further maximize revenue. JAL will also strive to further improve customer convenience by expanding its domestic network.

In regards to the airline’s international network, new Boeing 787-8 aircraft will be deployed onto flights between Tokyo (Narita) and Sydney as well as between Tokyo(Narita) and Bangkok to improve cost efficiency as well as to provide customers with updated products and services. In addition, the fully revamped Boeing 777-300ERs (JAL SKY SUITE 777) including the JAL SKY SUITE(named “Best Business Class Airline Seat” at SKYTRAX’s 2013 World Airline Awards) will be introduced between Tokyo (Narita) and Los Angeles from November 2013 as well as between Tokyo(Narita) and Chicago from January 2014. Furthermore, JAL will introduce completely revamped Boeing 767-300ERs (JAL SKY SUITE 767) between Tokyo (Narita) and Vancouver from December 2013 as well as between Tokyo (Narita) and Kuala Lumpur from January 2014.

The airline is also actively moving forward with its plans to provide its customers with more high quality products and services and remains focused on become “Number one in Customer Satisfaction”, which is also a target in the JAL Group Medium-Term Plan.

*The following schedules are subject to government approval.

 

Domestic Network

Flight Frequency Changes

Route

Details

Date Effective

Haneda = Osaka(Itami)

Increase from 15 to 16 daily round-trip flights

Oct. 27, 2013 ~ Mar. 29, 2014

Haneda = Sapporo

Increase from 16 to 17 daily round-trip flights

Oct. 27, 2013 ~ Mar. 29, 2014

Haneda = Izumo

Increase from 5 to 6 daily round-trip flights

Oct. 27, 2013 ~ Mar. 29, 2014

Fukuoka = Matsuyama

Increase from 7 to 8 daily round-trip flights

Jan. 7, 2014 ~

Okinawa(Naha) = Ishigaki

Increase from 9 to 10 daily round-trip flights

Sep. 1, 2013 ~ Jan. 6, 2014

Feb. 3, 2014 ~ Mar. 29, 2014

Okinawa(Naha) = Okayama

Increase from 1 to 2 daily round-trip flights

Oct. 1, 2013 ~ Mar. 29, 2014(*)

Osaka(Itami) = Fukuoka

Decrease from 5 to 4 daily round-trip flights

Oct. 27, 2013 ~

Sapporo = Hanamaki

Decrease from 4 to 3 daily round-trip flights

Oct. 27, 2013 ~ Mar. 29, 2014

Kagoshima = Matsuyama

Decrease from 2 to 1 daily round-trip flights

Jan. 7, 2014 ~

(*) Flight frequency will be back to 1 daily round-trip flight during the following period:

Oct. 1,15,20,21,26,27,28,30; Nov. 8 ~10,26,28; Dec. 1,3,5,7,8,10 ~12; Jan. 17~25,27~31; Feb. 1,2,4

International Network

Boeing 787-8 will be introduced onto the following routes

Boeing 787-8 configured with the JAL SHELL FLAT NEO in Business Class will be introduced between Tokyo (Narita) and Sydney as well as between Tokyo (Narita) and Bangkok.

 

Route

Aircraft Type

Date Effective

Remarks

Narita = Sydney

787-8

Dec. 1, 2013 ~

JL771/JL772(JL772 from Dec. 2, 2013)

Narita = Bangkok

Dec. 2, 2013 ~

JL707/JL718, 4 among 7 weekly round-trip flights

(JL718 from Dec.3, 2013)

*The type of aircraft might be changed due to the delivery schedule of Boeing 787-8.

 

Other aircraft type changes

JAL also aims to further improve the quality of its products and services offered on other routes, on all 3 daily round-trip flights operated between Tokyo (Haneda/Narita) and Bangkok, an improved JAL Business Class will be offered including the JAL SHELL FLAT SEAT installed on Boeing 777-200ERs, and JAL SHELL FLAT NEO installed on Boeing 787-8s.

Route

Aircraft Type/Date Effective

In-flight Service

Remarks

Haneda = Bangkok

From 767-300ER to 777-200ER

/Dec. 1, 2013 ~

Business Class:

JAL SHELL FLAT SEAT

JL33/JL34*1

Narita = Bangkok*2

From 767-300ER to777-200ER,787-8*3

/Dec. 1, 2013~

Business Class:

JAL SHELL FLAT SEAT(777-200ER)

JAL SHELL FLAT NEO(787-8)

From Narita to Bangkok:

JL717/Daily/777-200ER

JL707/Mo,Tu,Th,Sa/787-8

JL707/We,Fr,Su/777-200ER

From Bangkok to Narita:

JL718/Mo,Th,Sa/777-200ER

JL718/Tu,We,Fr,Su/787-8

JL708/Daily/777-200ER

*1 Premium Economy service will be provided on JL33/JL34 from Dec. 1, 2013.

*2 Among 14 weekly round-trip flights, 10 round-trip flights will be operated with Boeing 777-200ER, 4 round-trip flights will be operated with Boeing 787-8. Premium Economy service will be provided on flights with Boeing 777-200ER.

*3 The type of aircraft might be changed due to the delivery schedule of Boeing 787-8.

 

Flight frequency changes

Flight frequency will temporarily decrease in response to the passenger demand

Route

Details

Date Effective

Remarks

Narita = Beijing  

Decrease from 14 to 7 weekly round-trip flights

Nov. 25 ~ Dec. 8, 2013  

JL863/JL864 decreased



Improving the quality of products and services on Europe, North America and Southern Asia routes

JAL is now gradually introducing fully revamped cabin which are both spacious and functional on its Boeing 777-300ERs (JAL SKY SUITE 777) on Europe and North America routes. Additionally, the airline will introduce fully revamped Boeing 767-300ERs (JAL SKY SUITE 767) on middle and long-haul routes.

 

1.       Expansion of JAL SKY SUITE 777

JAL SKY SUITE 777 is now available daily between Tokyo (Narita) and New York, London as well as Paris. Moreover, the new configuration will be introduced on routes between Tokyo (Narita) and Los Angeles as well as between Tokyo (Narita) and Chicago.

Route

Aircraft Type

In-flight Service

Date Effective

Remarks

Narita = Los Angeles

777-300ER

JAL SKY SUITE 777 (*1)

First Class: NEW JAL SUITE

Business Class: JAL SKY SUITE

Premium Economy: JAL SKY PREMIUM

Economy: JAL SKY WIDER

Nov. 2013 ~

(*2)

Narita = Chicago

Jan. 2014 ~

(*1) For more details on JAL SKY SUITE 777, please visit http://www.jal.co.jp/en/newsky/ss7/

(*2) The actual operating date will be introduced on JAL homepage when it has been decided.

 

2.       Introduction of JAL SKY SUITE 767

JAL SKY WIDER, which is now being installed onto all Boeing 777-300ERs will also be installed on Boeing 767-300ERs. Highlights of the JAL Economy Class seat include increased pitch and a slim-style seatback design resulting in approximately 10 cm (Max.) more legroom than the present seat pitch. In JAL Business Class, a new 180-degree fully reclining JAL SKY SUITE II seat will be installed, which was designed specifically for this aircraft type. In addition, each seat in the 1-2-1 configuration provides unobstructed aisle access for an undisturbed flight allowing maximum personal enjoyment and a soothing rest.

Route

Aircraft Type

In-flight Service

Date Effective

Remarks

Narita = Vancouver

767-300ER

JAL SKY SUITE 767 (*1)

Business Class: JAL SKY SUITE II

Economy: JAL SKY WIDER

Dec. 2013 ~

(*2)

Narita = Kuala Lumpur

Jan. 2014 ~

(*1)  For more details on JAL SKY SUITE 767, please visit http://www.jal.co.jp/en/newsky/ss6/

(*2)  The actual operating date will be introduced on JAL homepage when it has been decided.

 

 

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