TOKYO January 6, 2014: JAL Group carried a total of 426,480 passengers on its international flights and 1,635,101 passengers domestically during the 17 day New Year vacation period in Japan between December 20, 2013 and January 5, 2014.
Passenger count on JAL’s international routes went up 3.2% versus the same period last year, against a 2.5% increase in the number of available seats. Flights to and from every region, with the exception of China, were more than 80.0% full, resulting in an overall load factor of 82.9% on the Group’s international routes.
The number of passengers on domestic flights rose 11.0% while seat capacity has increased by 3.6% compared to the same period last year. Overall domestic load factor improved approx. 5 percentage points from last year to 71.3%.
During this period, the JAL Group operated 22 chartered flights to Alaska, Honolulu Guam and Palau, as well as 41 extra flights to Honolulu and Bangkok. Meanwhile, 35 extra flights on various domestic routes.
JEX=JAL Express; JAIR=J Air; JTA=Japan Transocean Air; RAC=Ryukyu Air Commuter; JAC=Japan Air Commuter