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  • August 24, 2016

JAL Group Revises Flight Frequency and Fleet Plan for FY2016

Enhance customers' convenience and comfort to achieve Customer Satisfaction No. 1

TOKYO August 24, 2016: JAL Group (JAL) today announced revisions to flight frequency and fleet plans on both international and domestic routes for fiscal year 2016 (ending March 31, 2017).

In regards to the airline's international network, JAL will increase flight frequency between Tokyo (Narita) and Honolulu, and between Narita and Bangkok to meet growing demand for those routes.

JAL's well-received JAL SKY SUITE configured aircraft (*1), the Boeing 777-200ERs are currently operated on Tokyo (Haneda) = Bangkok and Haneda = Singapore routes, and this newly revamped aircraft will be introduced on Haneda = Hong Kong, and Haneda/Osaka (Kansai)/Nagoya (Chubu) = Honolulu routes progressively.

Furthermore, to meet customer demand, JAL will introduce First Class service during year-end and new-year period (between December 28, 2016 and January 8, 2017) on its Haneda = Honolulu route with the JAL SKY SUITE 777 (Boeing 777-300ER).

In order to further improving domestic products and services, JAL will continue to expand its JAL SKY NEXT service (*2) onto all domestic routes operated by Boeing 777-300, Boeing 777-200, Boeing 767-300 and Boeing 737-800 fleets, under the theme of "A standard that's step ahead."

In addition, from the second-half of FY2016, the group will change Hokkaido Air System (a subsidiary of JAL)'s flight indicator from "HC" to "JL" to increase customer convenience.

JAL will continue to embrace new challenges to improve its network and enhance the quality of products and services to provide customers with more travel convenience and comfort.


The following plans and schedules are subject to government approval
(*1) For more information about SKY SUITE aircraft, please visit
https://www.jal.co.jp/en/newsky/
(*2) For more information about JAL SKY NEXT service, please visit http://www.jal.co.jp/en/skynext/

International Network

1.    Flight Frequency Increase

Route

Flight No.

Effective Period

Aircraft

Details

Remarks

Narita = Honolulu

JL8782/8781

October 30~November 30, 2016

767-300ER (SS6)

JL-operated flights from Narita to Honolulu will increase from current 21 to 28 flights per week.

(*5)

December 8~10(*3),

December 12~14(*4),

December 28~31, 2016,

and January 1~8, 2017

787-8

January 26~February19, 2017,

and March 9~25, 2017

767-300ER (SS6)

Narita = Bangkok

JL717/718

December 23, 2016~March 25, 2017

787-8

JL-operated flights from Narita to Bangkok will Increase from current 7 to 14 flights per week.

(*6)

(*3) JL8782 from Narita to Honolulu (one-way trip only) will be operated between December 8 and 10, 2016.
(*4) JL8781 from Honolulu to Narita (one-way trip only) will be operated between December 12 and 14, 2016.
(*5) Flight schedule is as follows:
  JL8782/Narita - Honolulu/Dep. time 18:55/Arr. time 06:30
  
(Between Oct. 30 and Nov30, 2016, and between Mar. 9 and 25, 2017, Arr. time is 07:00)
  
JL8781/Honolulu - Narita/Dep. time 08:50 /Arr. time 13:15 +1
  (Between Oct. 30 and Nov. 30, 2016, and between Mar. 9 and 25, 2017, Dep. time is 9:10)
(*6)
Reservations of JL717/718 are scheduled to be available from 14:00, September 1, 2016 (Japanese Time).
  
Flight schedule is as follows:
  
JL717/Narita - Bangkok/Dep. time 12:50/Arr. time 18:10
  
(Dep. time is13:30 and Arr. time is 18:50 on Thursday and Sunday.)
  
JL718/Bangkok - Narita/Dep. time 22:25/Arr. time 06:15 +1

2.    Flight schedule change

Flight No.

Route

Dep. Time

Arr. Time

Effective Period

JL002 (*7)(*8)

Haneda - San Francisco

00:05 to 19:45

16:25-1 to 12:05

From October 30, 2016 (*11)

JL001 (*7)(*8)

San Francisco - Haneda

00:45 to 14:55

05:00+1 to 19:20+1

JL080 (*9)

Haneda - Honolulu

23:40 to 22:55

11:50 to 11:00

JL089 (*9)

Honolulu - Haneda

17:35 to 15:45

22:00+1 to 19:50+1

(*7) Arr. and Dep. Time of JL002/001 at San Francisco will be one hour later through Nov. 5, 2016, and on and after Mar. 12, 2017, due to U.S. Daylight Saving Time (DST) adjustments.
(*8) Arr. time of JL002 will be 10 minutes earlier and Dep. Time of JL001 will be 10 minutes later on and after Jan. 1, 2017.
(*9) Arr. time of JL080 will be 20 minutes earlier and Dep. Time of JL089 will be 20 minutes earlier from Dec. 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017.
(*10) Flight schedule of JL089 on October 29, 2016: Dep. time at Honolulu 16:05/Arr. time at Haneda 19:50+1
(*11) The following extra flights will be operated on Oct. 30, 2016.
  
JL8002 (Haneda - San Francisco)/Dep. time 00:05/Arr. time 17:15-1
  
JL8001 (San Francisco - Haneda)/Dep. time 01:35/Arr. time 05:00+1

3.    Enhancing products and services on JAL Honolulu Route

JAL will increase flight frequency on its Narita = Honolulu route to meet strong travel demand. In addition, the airline will introduce JAL SKY SUITE configured Boeing 777-200ERs on Honolulu routes to enhance the quality of products and services and to provide customers with more travel comfort. After the middle of April 2017, all JAL Honolulu services including Nagoya and Kansai (six flights in four routes) are scheduled to be operated by JAL SKY SUITE configured aircraft.

Furthermore, to meet customer demand, JAL will introduce First Class service (*12) during year-end and new-year period (between December 28, 2016 and January 8, 2017) on its Haneda = Honolulu route with the JAL SKY SUITE 777 (Boeing 777-300ER).

(*12) Reservations of First Class service are scheduled to be available from 14:00, August 29, 2016 (Japanese Time).

4.    Expanding JAL SKY SUITE configured Aircraft onto more International Routes

JAL will introduce its revamping 777-200ER with latest cabin interior (JAL SKY SUITE) onto Haneda = Hong Kong route from October 2016, and Honolulu routes from December 2016 in addition to current operations on Haneda = Bangkok and Haneda = Singapore routes.

<< JAL SKY SUITE configured Boeing 777-200ER aircraft operating routes and schedule>>

Route

Flight No.

Effective Period

Details

Haneda = Bangkok

JL031/034

Operating now

JL033/032

September 23, 2016~

Flights on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be operated by other type of aircraft until October 20, 2016.

Haneda = Singapore

JL037/036

Operating now

Flights on Tuesday and Wednesday will be operated by other type of aircraft until September 14, 2016.

Haneda = Hong Kong

JL029/026

October 24, 2016~

Haneda = Honolulu

JL080/089

December 15,2016~

Flights between December 28, 2016 and January 8, 2017 will be operated by JAL SKY SUITE configured Boeing 777-300ER.

Kansai = Honolulu

JL792/791

January 9, 2017~

Nagoya = Honolulu

JL794/793

February 25, 2017~

Narita = Honolulu

JL782/781

The middle of April 2017~



5.    Aircraft change

Route

Effective period

Flight No.

Changes

Details

Narita = Delhi

January 9, 2017~

JL749/740

787-8(SS8) to 787-9(SS9)

Narita = Jakarta

January 9 ~ March 25, 2017

JL729/720

767-300ER(SS6) to 787-8(SS8)

(*13)

(*13) Premium Economy service will be available during this period. JL720 will start to be operated by 787-8 (SS8) from January 10, 2017.

6.    Flight frequency decrease

Route

Effective Period

Details

Aircraft

Flight Information

Narita = Moscow

October 30, 2016

~March 25, 2017

5 weekly to 3 weekly flights

787-8 (SS8)

Operating on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

JL421/Narita - Moscow/Dep. time10:45/Arr. time 15:00

JL422/Moscow - Narita/Dep. time 17:00/Arr. time 08:35+1

Domestic Network

1.    Flight Frequency Increase

Route

Details

Effective Period

Osaka (Itami) = Sapporo (New Chitose)

4 daily to 5 daily flights

December 1 ~ 21, 2016 and January 7 ~ 31, 2017

Okinawa (Naha) = Miyako

8 daily to 9 daily flights

October 30, 2016 ~ March 25, 2017

2.    Flight Frequency Decrease

Route

Details

Effective Period

Haneda = Sapporo (New Chitose)

17 daily to 16 daily flights

October 30, 2016 ~ January 31, 2017

Haneda = Okinawa (Naha)

13 daily to 12 daily flights

January 12, 2017 ~

Osaka (Itami) = Fukuoka

4 daily to 3 daily flights

December 1 ~ 21, 2016 and January 7 ~ 31, 2017 (*14)

Sapporo (New Chitose) = Memambetsu

4 daily to 3 daily flights

December 1, 2016 ~ (*15)

Chubu = Sapporo (New Chitose)

5 daily to 4 daily flights

December 1 ~ 21, 2016 and January 7 ~ 31, 2017

Kagoshima = Yakushima

4 daily to 3 daily flights

December 1, 2016 ~ March 25, 2017

Kagoshima = Okinoerabu

3 daily to 2 daily flights

January 7~ March 25, 2017

Okinawa (Naha) = Ishigaki

9 daily to 8 daily flights

October 30, 2016 ~ March 25, 2017 (*14)

(*14) For more information, please visit http://www.jal.co.jp/en
 
(*15) Aircraft type will be changed to Embraer 170 from Bombardier CRJ200.

 *Please see the attached file.
 20160824-JAL Group Revises Flight Frequency and Fleet Plan for FY2016.pdf

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