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JAL Increases Flights to China with Further Revision of 2nd Half FY2006 Route & Frequency Plan

- Australia route reduction / JAL Shell Flat Seat available on all US mainland routes -

Tokyo, September 19, 2006: The JAL Group is making further revisions to its route and frequency plan for the second half of FY2006 (the year ending March 31, 2007), in addition to those already announced on August 17, 2006. The revisions are subject to government approval.

From October 29, 2006, JAL will increase international passenger flight frequency between Japan and China. JAL will double the number of flights on its Tokyo and Guangzhou route establishing a twice-daily service between the two cities. Flight frequency will be increased on JAL's Tokyo - Xiamen route from 3 to 4 flights per week.

JAL already announced on August 17, 2006 that it would increase its Nagoya (Chubu) - Guangzhou service from 3 to 7 flights per week from October 29.

As a result, JAL will continue to be the airline offering the largest network between Japan and China. At present, JAL serves 12 cities in China on 29 routes with a total of 240 flights per week including code shares. The proposed second half revisions would increase the number of flights offered by JAL to 252 flights per week.

JAL will also increase international cargo flight frequency between the two countries from October 29, 2006. JAL will increase its Tokyo- Guangzhou service from 1 to 2 flights per week.

From March 24, 2007, JAL will suspend its under-performing Osaka - Brisbane - Sydney -Osaka route.

Flight frequency will be increased on JAL's Tokyo - Los Angeles route from 7 to 8 flights per week from October 29, 2006.

The airline's award-winning JAL Shell Flat Seat will become available on all flights between Japan and the US mainland following the introduction of the seat on Tokyo - Los Angeles flights (JL065/066) on November 4, 2006.

The second half route and frequency revisions form part of the JAL Group's ongoing restructuring of its international, domestic and cargo businesses. Through route restructuring JAL aims to build a more profit-focused network, and return its international passenger business to profitability.

In the JAL Group medium-term business plan FY2006-2010, the company forecasts a 13.5 billion yen (US$112.5 million) income improvement in FY2006 from route suspensions, flight frequency adjustments, and a review of aircraft scheduling. JAL's route restructuring measures led to an income improvement of 3 billion yen (US$25 million) in FY2005.

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A) International Passenger Flights

1) Flight Frequency Increases

Route

Frequency Increase

Aircraft

Date Effective*

Tokyo - Guangzhou

Increase from 7 to 14 flights per week.

Twice daily service established

B767

From October 29, 2006

Tokyo - Xiamen

Increase from 3 to 4 flights per week. One additional flight departing Japan on Wednesday introduced. (Flights depart on Tues, Wed, Fri, & Sun).

B767

From October 29, 2006

Tokyo - Los Angeles

Increase from 7 to 8 flights per week. Additional flight on Saturday. Two flights service on Saturday.

B747-400

From October 29, 2006

Tokyo - Bangkok **

Increase from 14 to 21 flights per week

Three flights per day service established.

Various inc. B777-300ER

From October 29, 2006

Tokyo - New Delhi **

Increase from 3 to 4 flights per week. One additional flight departing Japan on Friday introduced.

(Flights depart on Tues, Thurs, Fri, & Sun).

B777-200ER

From October 29, 2006

Nagoya - Guangzhou **

Increase from 3 to 7 flights per week

Daily service established.

B767

From October 29, 2006

*Refers to departures from Japan unless otherwise stated

**Already announced on August 17, 2006.

2) Route Suspensions & Frequency Reductions

Route

Change

Flight Frequency

Date Effective*

Osaka - Brisbane - Sydney -Osaka

Route suspension

Decrease from 7 to 0 flights per week

From March 24, 2007***

Nagoya - Manila**

Route suspension

Decrease from 4 to 0 flights per week

From October 29, 2006

Tokyo-Chicago**

Frequency reduction

Decrease from 14 to 7 flights per week

From October 29, 2006

*Refers to departures from Japan unless otherwise stated

**Already announced on August 17, 2006.

***Departures from Brisbane & Sydney suspended from Mar 25, 2007.

3) Flight Schedule Change

Route

Frequency

Schedule Change

Date effective

Tokyo - Xian

2 flights per week

Days of departure/ arrival changed from Thursday/ Sunday to Monday / Thursday.

From October 29, 2006

Nagoya - Busan

Daily

Japan departure changed from afternoon to morning.

From October 29, 2006

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4) JAL Shell Flat Seat Introduction Expansions

JAL's award-winning business class seat, the JAL Shell Flat seat, will be introduced onto more international routes. As a result, the JAL Shell Flat seat will become available on all routes operated by JAL between Japan and the US mainland.

Route

Flight No.

Introduction Date

Tokyo - New York - Sao Paolo

JL047/048

From Sep 17, 2006

Tokyo - Bangkok

JL717/718

From Oct 1, 2006

Tokyo - Los Angeles

JL066/065

From Nov 4, 2006

The JAL Shell Flat seat is currently available on the following routes:

US routes: Tokyo -Chicago / Los Angeles (JL061/062)/ New York (JL005/006) / San Francisco.

Europe routes: Tokyo - Amsterdam/ Frankfurt/ London / Moscow/ Paris, Osaka - London & Nagoya - Paris.

Southeast Asia routes: Tokyo - Singapore (JL719/710)

C) International cargo flights

1) Flight Frequency Increase

Route

Frequency Increase

Aircraft

Period

Tokyo - Guangzhou

1 to 2 flights per week (Additional flight Wednesday departure from Japan)

747-200F

From Oct 29, 2006

2) Route Changes

Route

Frequency Change

Period

Changes

Tokyo - Anchorage - Los Angeles

1 to 0 flights per week

From Oct 29, 2006

Change from Anchorage transit flight to direct flight using B747-400

Tokyo - Los Angeles

1 to 2 flights per week

From Oct 29, 2006

(See above)

Tokyo - Anchorage - Chicago -

San Francisco - Anchorage - Tokyo

1 to 0 flights per week

From Oct 29, 2006

Tokyo - Anchorage - Chicago - Anchorage - Tokyo

4 to 5 flights per week

From Oct 29, 2006

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