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  • August 22, 2017

JAL Group Revises Flight Frequency and Fleet Plans for FY2017

~JAL improves customers' convenience and comfort by enhancing products and services~

 

JAL Group (JAL) today announced revisions to flight frequency and fleet plans on both international and domestic routes for fiscal year 2017 (ending March 31, 2018).

In regards to the airline's international network, JAL is enhancing its products and services mainly on Hawaii routes. All of JAL’s flights on Honolulu and Kona routes, total 7 daily flights on four routes (*1) will be operated by JAL SKY SUITE configured aircraft from October 2017. Additionally, the airline will continue to introduce First Class service (*2) during year-end and new-year period (from December 28 to 30, 2017, and from January 2 to 4, 2018) on its Tokyo (Narita) = Honolulu route (JL786/785) with the JAL SKY SUITE 777 (Boeing 777-300ERs), which was provided during the same period last year.

Meanwhile, JAL is continuing to expand the operation of the well-received JAL SKY SUITE configured aircraft (*3) on more international routes. Boeing 777-200ERs with latest cabin interior will be introduced on Tokyo (Narita) = Singapore and Tokyo (Haneda) = Shanghai (Pudong) routes respectively, and JAL SKY SUITE 767 (Boeing 767-300ERs) will serve the Tokyo (Narita) = Guam route.

In response to robust demand growth, JAL will operate a second daily nonstop service between Tokyo (Haneda) and London (Heathrow) from October 29, 2017, and increase flight frequency on the Tokyo (Narita) = Bangkok route during the select period (*4).

On Japan-domestic routes, JAL will increase the flight frequency on the Tokyo (Haneda) = Okinawa (Naha) route during year-end and new-year period to better meet seasonal travel demand. JAL will be continually enhancing the quality of products and services with introduction of well-received JAL SKY NEXT configured aircraft (*5). On Okinawa (Naha) routes, the airline will use Boeing 737-800s with the latest JAL SKY NEXT cabin interiors.

JAL will expand EMBRAER190 (*6) operations primarily on regional flights to and from Osaka (Itami) to deliver greater customer convenience and comfort. Flights between Kagoshima and remote islands will be operated by new ATR42-600 aircraft. Bombardier DHC-8-400CC aircraft will be introduced to connect remote islands in the Okinawa region, which features a cargo-passenger combi configuration and larger cargo compartments in order to meet growing passenger and cargo demands.

The JAL Group will continue to embrace new challenges to deliver greater customer convenience and comfort, enhance its networks, and improve the quality of products and services.

(*1) Honolulu services (one daily flight from Narita to Honolulu, one daily flight from Nagoya (Chubu) to Honolulu and one daily flight from Osaka (Kansai) to Honolulu); Kona service (one daily flight from Narita to Kona)

(*2) Reservations and sales for First Class service will be available from14:00, August 28, 2017 (Japanese Time).

(*3) For more information about JAL SKY SUITE configured aircraft, please visit https://www.jal.co.jp/en/newsky/

(*4) For more details of the second London service and increased frequency of Bangkok service, please visit press release:

http://press.jal.co.jp/en/release/201707/004346.html

(*5) For more information about JAL SKY NEXT service, please visit www.jal.co.jp/en/skynext/

(*6) For service with J-AIR’s EMBRAER190, please visit http://press.jal.co.jp/en/release/201701/004127.html

 

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

International Network

<<JAL SKY SUITE aircraft introduced on the following routes>>

Route

Flight No.

Effective Period

Details

Haneda = Singapore

JL035/038

 

 

 

Dec. 1, 2017 ~

 

 

767-300ER (SS6) ⇒ 777-200ER (SS2) (*7)

Narita = Singapore

JL711/712

Haneda = Shanghai (Pudong)

JL085/086

Narita = Guam

JL941/942

767-300ER ⇒ 767-300ER (SS6)

 (*7) Premium Economy service will be provided on above flights and the reservations and sales will be available from14:00, August 28, 2017 (Japanese Time). Operating schedule is subject to change

Aircraft Change

Route

Flight No.

Effective Period

Details

Haneda = Beijing

JL025/020

Oct.29, 2017 (*8) ~ Mar.24, 2018

767-300ER to 787-8

Narita = Taipei (Taoyuan)

JL809/802

Oct.29, 2017 (*9) ~ Mar.24, 2018

787-8 to 767-300ER

Narita = Delhi

JL749/740

Oct.29, 2017 ~

787-8 (SS8) to 787-9 (SS9) (*13)

Narita = Jakarta

JL729/720

Oct.29 (*10) ~ Nov.30, 2017

767-300ER (SS6) to 787-8 (SS8) (*14)

Narita = Hongkong

JL735/736

Dec.1, 2017 (*11) ~

787-8 to 787-9 (SS9) (*14)

Haneda = Bangkok

JL033/032

Dec.1, 2017 ~

777-200ER to 787-8

Narita = Beijing

JL869/860

Feb.1 (*12) ~ Mar.24, 2018

737-800 to 767-300ER (SS6)

 

(*8) Aircraft of JL020 will be changed from Oct. 30, 2017.   

(*9) Aircraft of JL802 will be changed from Oct. 30, 2017.

(*10) Aircraft of JL720 will be changed from Oct. 30, 2017.                          

(*11) Aircraft of JL736 will be changed from Dec. 2, 2017.

(*12) Aircraft of JL860 will be available from Feb. 2, 2018.

(*13) Cabin configuration for JL749/JL740 will be changed to SS9II from Dec. 1, 2017.

(*14) Premium Economy service will be provided on above flights, and the reservations and sales will be available from14:00, August 28, 2017 (Japanese Time).

 

Domestic Network

Flight Frequency Increase

 Route

Details

Effective Period

Remarks

Tokyo (Haneda) = Okinawa (Naha)

12 daily to 13 daily flights

Fr, Sa, Su (Nov.3 ~ 19, 2017 and

Dec.23, 2017 ~ Jan.8, 2018)

 

Kagoshima = Tanegashima

3 daily to 4 daily flights

Oct.29, 2017 ~

(*15)

Okinawa (Naha) = Ishigaki

8 daily to 9 daily flights

12 days between Nov.2, 2017 and Mar.15, 2018

(*16)

(*15) Instead of 2 daily flights with SAAB 340B and 1 daily flight with DHC8-Q400, 2 daily flights with SAAB 340B and 2 daily flights with ATR42-600 will be operated from Oct. 29, 2017.

(*16) For more information, please visit http://www.jal.co.jp/en

Flight Frequency Decrease

 Route

Details

Effective Period

Remarks

Niigata = Sapporo (New Chitose)

3 daily to 2 daily flights

Oct.29, 2017 ~

(*17)

Kagoshima = Yakushima

6 daily to 4 daily flights

Oct.29 ~ Nov. 30, 2017

Mar.1 ~ 24, 2018

 

6 daily to 3 daily flights

Dec.1, 2017 ~ Feb.28, 2018

 

Okinawa (Naha) = Miyako

9 daily to 8 daily flights

8 days between Nov.7, 2017 and Mar.12, 2018

(*18)

(*17) 2 daily flights will continue to be operated by EMBRAER170.

(*18) For more information, please visit http://www.jal.co.jp/en

Aircraft Change

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