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Thursday, September 10, 2009

More JAL route suspensions

Japan Airlines has announced more route suspensions in both of the international and cargo network. Also, JAL has announced the schedule of the new Haneda-Beijing route.

Instead of decreasing Kansai-Incheon frequency to 7 weekly, Japan Airlines has decided to suspend the route and increases service to Gimpo, another airport in Seoul. From October 25 2009, Kansai-Incheon will be discontinued and Kansai-Gimpo frequency will be increased from 7 to 14 weekly, operated with a 737-800.

On the cargo end, JAL will discontinue cargo flights to London. It will utilize belly space of the 2 daily 777 passenger flights (one 777-300ER and one 777-200ER). Also, the Narita-Frankfurt route will be discontinued and the Amsterdam flight will be rerouted to serve Frankfurt. Below are the changes effective October 25 2009

Passenger
Kansai-Incheon discontinued
Kansai-Gimpo increases from 7 to 14 weekly, operated by 737-800

Cargo
Narita - Amsterdam - Frankfurt - Narita 3 flights per week
Narita - Amsterdam- London - Narita discontinued (from 2 weekly)
Narita -London -Amsterdam - Narita discontinued (from 1 weekly)
Narita - Frankfurt - Narita discontinued (from 3 weekly)

On top of that JAL has announced the schedule of the new Haneda-Beijing flights, commenced on October 25 2009. Below are the schedules

Haneda-Beijing JL8823
- October 25 2009 - January 15 2010: departs at 10:30 and arrive at 13:35
- From January 16 2010, departs at 09:35 and arrive at 12:35
- Operated by 777-200

Beijing-Haneda JL8824
- October 25 2009 - January 15 2010: departs at 16:40 and arrive at 21:00
- From January 16 2010, departs at 15:55 and arrive at 20:15
- Operated by 777-200

Source: JAL Press Release (Japanese, English)

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