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Jan 22, 2014
JAL Group Announces Flight Frequency and Fleet Plans for FY2014

TOKYO January 22, 2014: JAL Group (JAL) today announced its flight frequency and fleet plans on both international and domestic routes for fiscal year 2014 (ending March 31, 2015).

In regards to the airline’s international network, with the addition of international flight slots at Tokyo (Haneda) Airport, JAL will begin operating new day-time nonstop flights from March 30, 2014, between Haneda and London, between Haneda and Paris, and between Haneda and Singapore as well as between Haneda and Bangkok. Additionally, the airline will use late night and early morning slots to launch new service between Haneda and Ho Chi Minh City. JAL will strive to improve customer accessibility and meet travel demand in overseas gateways to connect with domestic cities.

Meanwhile, at Tokyo (Narita) Airport, with expected growth of travel demand between North America and Asia, JAL will increase weekly round-trip flights from 7 to 14 between Narita and New York. Additionally, the airline will increase flights frequency from 3 to 4 round-trip flights weekly between Narita and Moscow to meet strong growth of business demand.

Furthermore, JAL plans to increase the number of available revamped aircraft (JAL SKY SUITE 777/767), and in particular, expand the availability of aircraft featuring JAL SKY WIDER in Economy Class. The airline has also decided to operate aircraft with fully-flat seats or shell flat seats in Business Class cabins on all medium and long haul routes to and from Southeast Asia and Honolulu by the early Second Half of FY2014 in order to further deliver improved service to customers.

In regards to the airline’s domestic network, JAL has decided to double flight frequency between Haneda and Yamagata, and the airline will also resume six domestic routes based on a thorough review of flight schedules and operations within the airline’s network so that customers will be able to connect more conveniently.

# The following plans and schedules are subject to government approval. 

 

International Network

1.       New services, flight frequency increase and flight schedule changes at Tokyo (Haneda) Airport

[New services and flight frequency increase]

Flight No.

Route

Dep. Time

Arr. Time

Aircraft

Route Details

Remarks

JL037

Haneda - Singapore

11:20

17:20

777-200ER

767-300ER

Increase from 7 to 14 weekly flights

from March 30, 2014

(*1)

JL038

Singapore - Haneda

01:50

09:50

JL031

Haneda - Bangkok

11:30

15:40

777-200ER

767-300ER

Increase from 7 to 14 weekly flights

from March 30, 2014

JL032

Bangkok - Haneda

09:45

17:55

JL043

Haneda - London

11:20

15:50

777-300ER

7 weekly flights from March 30, 2014

(*2)

JL044

London - Haneda

19:15

15:00+1

(*3)

JL079

Haneda - Ho Chi Minh City

01:25

05:15

767-300ER

7 weekly flights from March 30, 2014

(*4)

JL070

Ho Chi Minh City - Haneda

13:55

22:00

(*5)


(*1) Flights No. are JL719/JL710 on Haneda= Singapore route, and JL717/JL718 on Haneda=Bangkok route between March 30 and March 31, 2014.
(*2) In addition to codeshare flights operated by British Airways (BA), JAL will operate flights between Haneda and London.
(*3) For more details on JAL SKY SUITE 777, please visit http://www.jal.co.jp/en/newsky/ss7/.
Flights No. are JL401/JL402 between March 30 and March 31, 2014.
(*4) The airline will use late night and early morning slots at Haneda Airport to launch new service.
(*5) For more details on JAL SKY SUITE 767, please visit http://www.jal.co.jp/en/newsky/ss6/.

[Flight schedule and aircraft type changes]

Flight No.

Route

Dep. Time

Arr. Time

Aircraft

Effective Period

Remarks

JL041 to JL045

Haneda - Paris

00:40 to 10:35

06:20 to 16:10

777-200ER to 777-300ER

From March 30, 2014

(*6)

JL042 to JL046

Paris - Haneda

11:30 to 21:00

06:30+1 to 15:55+1

(*6) JAL plans to maintain codeshare flights (operated by AF) with Air France (AF) at Haneda Airport. Flights No. are JL405/JL406 between March 30 and March 31, 2014.

 

2.       Flight frequency, flight schedule and aircraft type changes at Tokyo (Narita) Airport 

 

[Flight frequency increase]

Flight No.

Route

Dep. Time

Arr. Time

Aircraft

Details

Remarks

JL004

Narita - New York

18:30

18:25

787-8

With the addition of JL004/003 to current daily JL006/005, route frequency will increase from 7 to 14 weekly flights from March 30, 2014

(*7)

JL003

New York - Narita

09:30

12:40+1

JL441

Narita -Moscow

10:45

16:00

787-8

Increase from 3 to 4 weekly flights

from March 30 to October 25, 2014

(Additional flight frequency is on Mo)

Mo, We, Fr, Su

JL442

Moscow - Narita

18:15

08:35+1

(*7) Dep. time of JL004 will be ten minutes early and Dep. time of JL003 will be ten minutes late during May 1 to August 31, 2014.

JL003 starts on March 31, 2014. 

 

[Service suspension]

Flight No.

Route

Details

Effective Period

Remarks

JL401

Narita - London

Suspension of JL401/402 daily round-trip operation

From March 30, 2014

(*8)

JL402

London - Narita

(*8) JAL maintains codeshare flights (operated by BA) with BA at Narita Airport.

 

[Flight frequency decrease]

Route

Details

Updated Flight Schedule

Remarks

Flight No.

Dep. Time

Arr. Time

Aircraft

Narita = Singapore

Decrease from 14 to 7 weekly flights

from March 30, 2014

JL711

18:10

00:30

767-300ER

(*9)

JL712

08:10

16:20

Narita = Bangkok

Decrease from 14 to 7 weekly flights

from March 30, 2014

JL707

18:05

23:00

767-300ER

JL708

08:10

16:15

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

    JL719/JL710 on Singapore route will be decreased and JL717/JL718 on Bangkok route will be decreased from March 30, 2014. 

 

[Flight schedule and aircraft type changes]

Flight No.

Route

Dep. Time

Arr. Time

Aircraft

Effective Period

Remarks

JL405 to JL415

Narita - Paris

11:10 to 14:35

16:45 to 20:10

777-300ER to 787-8

From March 30, 2014

JL406 to JL416

Paris - Narita

19:30 to 22:20

14:20+1 to 16:55+1

 

3.       Other aircraft type changes

Flight No.

Route

Details

Effective Period

Remarks

JL033/JL032

Haneda = Bangkok

777-200ER, 787-8 to 767-300ER

From March 30, 2014

JL707/JL708

Narita = Bangkok

JL081/JL082

Haneda = Shanghai(Hongqiao)

777-200ER to 767-300ER until the middle of June

767-300ER to 777-200ER from the middle of June

JL749/JL740

Narita = Delhi

787-8 to 777-200ER(*10)

JL771/JL772

Narita = Sydney

JL037/JL036

Haneda = Singapore

JL035/JL038

Haneda = Singapore

787-8 to 767-300ER

JL711/JL712

Narita = Singapore

JL021/JL022

Haneda = Beijing

JL018/JL017

Narita = Vancouver

767-300ER to 787-8

JL786//JL785

Narita = Honolulu

JL784/JL783

JL951/JL954

Narita = Seoul(Incheon)

767-300ER to 737-800

JL959/JL950

(*10)Premium Economy service will be provided on flights between Narita and Delhi, between Narita and Sydney as well as between Haneda and Singapore (JL037/JL036).

 

4.       Improving the quality of products and services on international routes

JAL SKY WIDER is now being installed into Boeing 777-300ERs and Boeing 767-300ERs (JAL SKY SUITE 777/767). Highlights of the JAL Economy Class seat include increased pitch and a slim-style seatback design resulting in approximately 10 cm (Max.)(*11) more legroom than the present seat pitch. The number of JAL SKY SUITE 777/767 aircraft with JAL SKY WIDER installed will increase to 22 aircraft by the beginning of July from the current 10 aircraft (as of Jan. 22). The airline is striving to deliver a more enjoyable experience and soothing rest to customers on every journey.

(*11) Specifications for select seats are different.

JAL began to introduce the JAL SKY SUITE 767 from December 2013, and the airline will now also begin operating its Boeing 787-8s on medium and long haul routes of Southeast Asia and Honolulu routes. The airline will also offer its fully-flat seats or shell flat seats in Business Class cabins on all medium and long haul routes to and from Southeast Asia and Honolulu by early Second Half of FY2014.

 

5.       New services to and from Osaka (Kansai) and Nagoya (Chubu)

Regarding to JAL Group Mid-Term Management Plan for fiscal years 2012 to 2016(year ending March31, 2017), the airline plans to allocate resources on operations to medium and long haul routes such as Europe, North America and Southeast Asia, and it will further develop its network to provide more convenience and enjoyable travel experiences to customers. JAL is looking forward to enhancing its network with the addition of international flight slots at Haneda Airport from FY 2014.  Moreover, JAL plans to improve services to and from Osaka (Kansai) and Nagoya (Chubu) in FY2015. The airline is also considering to advance this plan with any adjustments of new aircraft launches and will announce more details as soon as they have been decided. 

 

Domestic Network 

 

1.       New services (Resumption)

Route

Details

Effective Period

Itami = Matsumoto

1 daily flight

August 1 ~ August 31, 2014

Itami = Memanbetsu

1 daily flight

July 19 ~ August 31, 2014

Sapporo (New Chitose) = Izumo

4 weekly flights

August 1 ~ August 31, 2014 (Mo, We, Fr, Su)

Sapporo (New Chitose) = Tokushima

3 weekly flights

August 1 ~ August 31, 2014 (Tu, Th, Sa)

Nagoya (Chubu) = Kushiro

3 weekly flights

August 1 ~ August 31, 2014 (Tu, Th, Sa)

Nagoya (Chubu) = Obihiro

4 weekly flights

August 1 ~ August 31, 2014 (Mo, We, Fr, Su)


2.       Flight frequency increase

Route

Details

Effective Period

Haneda = Yamagata

1 daily to 2 daily flights(*)

March 30, 2014 ~

Haneda = Kansai

2 daily to 3 daily flights

March 30 ~ October 25, 2014

Haneda = Okinawa (Naha)

12 daily to 14 daily flights

March 30 ~ October 25, 2014

(July 18 ~ August 31, 2014:13 daily round-trip flights)

Haneda = Nagoya (Chubu)

1 daily to 2 daily flights

March 30, 2014 ~

Haneda = Okayama

5 daily to 6 daily flights

March 30 ~ October 25, 2014

Haneda = Tokushima

6 daily to 7 daily flights

March 30 ~ October 25, 2014

Haneda = Takamatsu

6 daily to 7 daily flights

March 30 ~ October 25, 2014

Haneda = Kitakyushu

5 daily to 6 daily flights

March 30 ~ October 25, 2014

Haneda = Ishigaki

1 daily to 2 daily flights

July 18 ~ August 31, 2014

Itami = Okinawa (Naha)

1 daily to 2 daily flights

March 30, 2014 ~

(April 29 ~ May 31, 2014: 3 daily round-trip flights)

Itami = Nagasaki

3 daily to 4 daily flights

March 30, 2014 ~

Fukuoka = Izumo

2 daily to 3 daily flights

March 30, 2014 ~

Sapporo (New Chitose) = Memanbetsu

3 daily to 4 daily flights

March 30, 2014 ~

Fukuoka = Kochi

3 daily to 4 daily flights

March 30, 2014 ~

Fukuoka = Amami-oshima

1 daily to 2 daily flights

March 30, 2014 ~

 

(*) Schedules on Haneda = Yamagata route.

Flight No.

Route

Dep. Time

Arr. Time

Aircraft

JL1251

Haneda - Yamagata

08:10

09:10

E170 (76 seats)

JL1257

17:25

18:25

JL1252

Yamagata - Handea

08:55

10:00

JL1258

18:55

20:00

 

3.       Flight frequency decrease

Route

Details

Effective Period

Haneda = Sapporo (New Chitose)

17 daily to 16 daily flights

March 30, 2014 ~

Haneda = Izumo

6 daily to 5 daily flights

March 30, 2014 ~

Narita = Sapporo (New Chitose)

3 daily to 1 daily flights

March 30, 2014 ~

Narita = Fukuoka

3 daily to 1 daily flights

March 30, 2014 ~

Narita = Nagoya (Chubu)

3 daily to 2 daily flights

March 30, 2014 ~

Itami = Izumo

6 daily to 5 daily flights

March 30, 2014 ~

Itami = Miyazaki

6 daily to 5 daily flights

March 30, 2014 ~

Fukuka = Matsuyama

8 daily to 6 daily flights

March 30, 2014 ~

 

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