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  • January 23, 2019

JAL Group Announces Flight Frequency and Fleet Plans for FY2019

JAL Group (JAL) today announced its flight frequency and fleet plans on both international and domestic routes during FY2019. (ending March 31, 2020)

For international routes, in an effort to match the travel demand between Japan and Russia, JAL will offer daily flights on its Tokyo (Narita) = Moscow (Domodedovo) service from March 31, 2019. The carrier launched the service to Moscow in 1967 and following the relaxation of visa requirements, the demand for this route has steadily increased over the years.

In terms of product, the JAL SKY SUITE configured aircraft1 will be introduced on the carrier`s Tokyo (Narita) = Vancouver, Tokyo (Narita) = San Diego and Osaka (Kansai) = Los Angeles route. As a result, JAL’s long-haul routes in North America, Europe and Australia will all feature fully-flat Business Class seats and the award winning JAL Sky Wider product in Economy Class by the summer of 2019.

The carrier will be celebrating its 65th anniversary since launching the Honolulu route in 1954 and plans to enhance various services based on a new concept called Style yourself ~JAL HAWAII~2. In addition, JAL will offer First Class service between April 26-May 5, 2019 and during the peak summer travel season between August 8-17, 2019 on one of its Tokyo (Narita) = Honolulu flights.

For Japan-domestic routes, JAL will increase flights on its Haneda = Sapporo (New-Chitose) and Haneda = Okinawa (Naha) route to adjust to the travel demand on these popular destinations. JAL will also maintain the operation of two daily flights between Haneda and Yamagata following the approval of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

Furthermore, JAL plans to introduce the highly anticipated Airbus A350-900 aircraft3 on its Haneda = Fukuoka route from September 2019 and will also look to introduce the carrier`s first domestic-configured Boeing 787-8 aircraft4 on its Haneda = Osaka (Itami) route. Both aircraft feature state-of-the-art technology and will contribute to the reduction of noise emissions.

All flights and schedules listed on this release are subject to government approval.

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

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1 For more information on JAL SKY SUITE configured aircraft, please visit http://www.jal.co.jp/en/inter/service/newsky/
2 For more information on Style yourself ~ JAL HAWAII ~, please visit http://www.jal.co.jp/inter/route/hawaii/index.html
3 For the overview of Airbus A350-900 aircraft, please visit http://press.jal.co.jp/en/release/201310/003583.html
4 For domestic configured Boeing 787-8 aircraft, please visit http://press.jal.co.jp/en/release/201709/004427.html

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                                          International Network

New Route

 Route

Flight No.

Effective Period

Aircraft Type

Details

Tokyo (Narita) = Seattle

JL068/JL067

March 31, 2019~

787-8 (SS8)

New - 7 weekly

Flight Frequency Increase

 Route

Flight No.

Effective Period

Aircraft Type

Details

Tokyo (Narita) =

Moscow (Domodedovo)

JL421/JL422

March 31, 2019~

787-8 (SS8)

4 weekly ⇒ 7 weekly

Seasonal Increase

 Route

Flight No.

Effective Period

Aircraft Type

Flight Schedule

Tokyo (Narita) = Guam

JL8943/JL8944

April 28, 2019
April 30, 2019
May 3, 2019

May 6, 2019
(*5)

767-300ER
(SS6)

JL8943 NRT-GUM 10:20-15:05


JL8944 GUM-NRT 17:40-20:25

Tokyo (Narita) = Chicago

JL8056/JL8055

Jun 8 ~ Sep 3, 2019

787-8
(SS8)

JL8056 NRT-ORD
18:20-16:20
(Mon/Wed/Thurs/Sat)


JL8055 ORD-NRT

13:00-15:55
(Tue/Thurs/Fri/Sun)

(*5) Flight JL8944 unavailable on Apr. 28. Flight JL8943 unavailable on May 6.
Reservations and ticket sales will begin January 31, 2019 (2:00PM Japan Time).
Major Aircraft Change

 Route

Flight No.

Effective Period

Details






Tokyo (Narita) = Honolulu






JL780/JL781

Apr 9 ~ Sep 4, 2019

777-200ER(SS2)

767-300ER (SS6)

Apr 26 ~ May 5, 2019

Aug 8 ~ Aug 17, 2019

767-300ER(SS6)

777-300ER(SS7)(*6)

Sep 5, 2019 ~

Jan 9, 2020

767-300ER(SS6)

787-8 (SS8)

Tokyo (Narita) = Guam

JL941/JL942

Sep 1, 2019 ~
Mar 28, 2020

767-300ER(SS6)

777-200ER

 (*6) First class service will be available. Reservations and ticket sales will begin January 31, 2019 (2:00PM Japan Time).
Expansion of JAL SKY SUITE configured aircraft

 Route

Flight No.

Effective Period

Details

Tokyo (Narita) = Vancouver

JL018/JL017

June 1, 2019 ~

787-8 ⇒ 767-300ER (SS6)

Tokyo (Narita) = San Diego

JL066/JL065

March 31, 2019 ~

787-8 ⇒ 787-8 (SS8)

Osaka (Kansai) = Los Angeles

JL060/JL069

March 31, 2019 ~

787-8 ⇒ 787-9 (SS9II)

New Route Operated by Joint Business Partner – British Airways

Route

Flight

No.

Dep.

time

Arr.

time

Effective

Period

Days of

Operations

London (Heathrow) –

Osaka (Kansai)

JL7078/BA019

14:20

09:50

(Next Day)

March 31, 2019~

4 weekly
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

Osaka (Kansai) -

London (Heathrow)

JL7079/BA020

11:30

15:50

April 1, 2019~

4 weekly
Mon, Tue, Thurs, Sat

                                                         Domestic Network

Flight Frequency Increase

 Route

Effective Period

Details

Remarks

Tokyo (Haneda) =

Sapporo (New-Chitose)

Mar 31 ~ May 7, 2019

Jul 1 ~ Sep 30, 2019

16 daily ⇒ 17 daily

62 days within this period (*7)

May 8 ~ Jun 30, 2019

Oct 1 ~ Oct 26, 2019

16 daily ⇒ 17 or 18 daily

(*7)

Tokyo (Haneda) =

Okinawa (Naha)

Mar 31 ~ May 7, 2019

Jul 1 ~ Jul 12, 2019

Sep 1 ~ Sep 30, 2019

12 daily ⇒ 13 daily

From Mar. 31 to May. 7 - total of 26 days during the period

Osaka (Itami) =

Sapporo (New-Chitose)

Jul 1 ~ Oct 14, 2019

4 daily ⇒ 5 daily

6 daily flights
Jul. 13 ~ Aug. 31

Okayama = Okinawa (Naha)

May 8 ~ May 25, 2019

1 daily ⇒ 2 daily

12 days within this period (*7)

Kagoshima = Yakushima

Mar 31 ~ May 31, 2019

Jul 1 ~ Oct 26, 2019

4 daily ⇒ 5 or 6 daily

(*7)

 (*7) For more information, please visit http://www.jal.co.jp/en
Flight Frequency Decrease

 Route

Effective Period

Details

Remarks

Osaka (Itami) = Fukuoka

Jul 1~Oct 14, 2019

4 daily ⇒ 3 daily

 

Kagoshima = Tanegashima

Mar 31~Apr 25, 2019

May 8~Jun 30, 2019

Jul 1~Jul 12, 2019

Sep 1~Sep 30, 2019

4 daily ⇒ 3 daily

(*8)

Kagoshima = Amami-Oshima

Mar 31~Apr 25, 2019

May 8~Jun 30, 2019

8 daily ⇒ 7 daily

 

Kagoshima = Okinoerabu

Mar 31~Apr 25, 2019

May 8~May 31, 2019

3 daily ⇒ 2 daily

Excluding a total of 9 days during this period (*9)

(*8) Mar. 31 ~ Apr. 25 –three daily flights operated once by Embraer 170, ATR42-600 and SAAB 340B aircraft, respectively.
May 8 ~ Jun. 30 – three daily flights operated once by Embraer 170 and twice by ATR 42-600 aircraft.
Jul. 1 ~ Jul. 12 and Sep. 1 ~ Sep. 30 – three daily flights operated once by ATR 72-600 and twice by ATR 42-600 aircraft.
(*9) For more information, please visit http://www.jal.co.jp/en

Major Aircraft Change

 

Route

Effective Period

Details

Izumo = Oki

Jul 1, 2019 ~

SAAB340B
(36 Economy)

ATR42-600
(48 Economy)

Fukuoka = Izumo

Jul 1, 2019 ~

SAAB340B
(36 Economy)

ATR42-600
(48 Economy)

Fukuoka = Kagoshima

Jul 1, 2019 ~

SAAB340B
(36 Economy)

ATR42-600
(48 Economy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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