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Friday, August 20, 2010

JAL announces changes to 2010 Winter schedule

Japan Airlines (JAL) has officially announced its 2010 winter schedule today. There are frequency decrease and aircraft downsizing as expected to improve JAL profitability, but there are also frequency increases and service improvements too. Also from December 1, all JALways flights will be marked with the "JL" code instead of "JO" code to improve operational efficiency.

[INTERNATIONAL]

Frequency Increase
Narita - New Delhi
- Increase from 3 to 4 weekly roundtrip flights from Oct 31 2010
- Added Thursday departure (Tu, Th, Fr, Su)

Frequency Decrease
Narita - Moscow
- Decrease from 3 to 2 weekly roundtrip flights from Oct 31 2010
- Removed Thursday departure (Mo, Sa)

Aircraft Changes
Narita - Jakarta
- 777-200ER -> 777-300ER from Oct 31 2010.
- Introduction of First class service with JAL Suite and upgrade to NEO seats in business class.

Narita = Seoul (Incheon)
- 777-300ER -> 767-300ER from Oct 31 2010 on JL959/JL950

Narita = Honolulu
- 747-400 -> 767-300ER from Mar 1 2011 on JL076/075
- Possible retirement of 744?

Narita - Singapore
- 777-200ER -> 767-300ER from Oct 31 2010 on JL719/712

Nagoya (Chubu) - Tianjin
- 767-300ER -> 737-800 from Oct 1 2010

Schedule Changes
Narita - Hanoi
Old Schedule:
11:35 - 15:15 (daily)
New Schedule between Oct 1 - Oct 30 2010:
17:20 - 21:00 on Mo, We, Fr
17:55 - 21:35 on Tu, Th, Sa, Su
New Schedule from Oct 31 2010
18:00 - 22:20 (daily)

Singapore - Haneda
Old Schedule:
22:15 - 05:55 (daily)
New Schedule from Oct 31 2010
22:00 - 05:40 (daily)

Honolulu - Haneda (to improve public transport options upon arrival)
Old Schedule between Oct 31 - Nov 30 2010
18:25 - 22:30 (daily)
New Schedule between Oct 31 - Nov 30 2010
17:55 - 22:00 (daily)

Old Schedule between Dec 1 2010 - Feb 28 2011
17:55- 22:30 (daily)
New Schedule between Dec 1 2010 - Feb 28 2011
17:55- 22:00 (daily)

Old Schedule between Mar 1 - 26 2011
18:25- 22:30 (daily)
New Schedule between Mar 1 - 26 2011
17:55- 22:00 (daily)

Status Change
Reclassify some of the Narita-Kansai and Narita-Chubu from international flights to domestic flights!
Narita - Osaka (Kansai)
JL51/52 -> JL3019/3010 from Oct 31 2010
Narita = Nagoya (Chubu)
JL53/8405 -> JL3087/3082 from Oct 31 2010

[DOMESTIC]

Frequency Increase
Haneda - Komatsu
- Increase from 5 to 6 daily roundtrip flights from Oct 31 2010
- Operated by JAL/J-AIR

Haneda - Kochi
- Increase from 4 to 5 daily roundtrip flights from Oct 31 2010
- Operated by JAL/J-AIR

Haneda - Matsuyama
- Increase from 5 to 6 daily roundtrip flights from Oct 31 2010
- Operated by JAL/J-AIR

Haneda - Nagasaki
- Increase from 4 to 5 daily roundtrip flights from Oct 31 2010
- Operated by JAL/J-AIR

Haneda - Miyazaki
- Increase from 4 to 5 daily roundtrip flights from Oct 31 2010
- Operated by JAL/J-AIR

Kansai - Sapporo
- Increase from 3 to 4 daily roundtrip flights from Oct 31 2010
- Operated by JAL/J-AIR
- 5 daily roundtrip flights till Sep 30 2010 and 3 daily roundtrip flights from Oct 1 2010

Itami - Akita
- Increase from 2 to 3 daily roundtrip flights from Oct 31 2010
- Operated by JAL/J-AIR

Itami - Kagoshima
- Increase from 6 to 7 daily roundtrip flights from Oct 31 2010
- 8 daily roundtrip flights are scheduled between Dec 1 - 17 2010 and between Jan 5 - Feb 28 2011
- Operated by JAC instead of JEX/JAC

Sapporo - Aomori
- Increase from 1 to 3 daily roundtrip flights from Oct 31 2010
- 2 daily roundtrip flights till Sep 30 2010 and 1 daily roundtrip flight between Oct 1 - 30 2010
- Operated by JAL/J-AIR

Fukuoka - Matsuyama
- Increase from 4 to 5 daily roundtrip flights from Oct 31 2010
- Operated by JAC instead of JAL/J-AIR

Fukuoka - Izumo
- Increase from 2 to 3 daily roundtrip flights between Oct 31 - Nov 30 2010 and Mar 1 - 26 2011
- Operated by JAC

Fukuoka - Miyazaki
- Increase from 7 to 10 daily roundtrip flights from Oct 31 2010
- Operated by JAC instead of JAL/J-AIR/JAC

Kagoshima - Tanegashima
- Increase from 4 to 5 daily roundtrip flights from Oct 31 2010
- Operated by JAC

Kagoshima - Amami-oshima
- Increase from 7 to 8 daily roundtrip flights from Oct 31 2010
- Operated by JAC instead of JAL/J-AIR/JAC

Frequency Decrease
Haneda - Kansai
- Decrease from 7 daily roundtrip flights to 3 daily and 2 weekly roundtrip flights from Oct 31 2010
- 2 weekly flights depart Haneda on Fridays and Sundays and from Kansai on Saturdays and Mondays.
- Operated by JAL/J-AIR

Itami - Fukuoka
- Decrease from 5 to 2 daily roundtrip flights from Oct 31 2010
- Operated by JAL/J-AIR instead of JAL/J-AIR/JAC

Kansai - Okinawa (Naha)
- Decrease from 4 to 3 daily roundtrip flights from Oct 31 2010
- 5 daily roundtrip flights till Sep 30 2010 and 4 daily roundtrip flights between Oct 1 - 30 2010
- Operated by JAL/J-AIR

Itami - Niigata
- Decrease from 6 to 4 daily roundtrip flights from Oct 31 2010
- Operated by JAL/J-AIR instead of JAL/J-AIR/JAC

Itami - Izumo
- Decrease from 7 to 5 daily roundtrip flights from Oct 31 2010
- Operated by JAC

Itami - Oita
- Decrease from 3 to 2 daily roundtrip flights from Oct 31 2010
- Operated by JAC instead of JAL/J-AIR

Itami - Kumamoto
- Decrease from 4 to 3 daily roundtrip flights from Oct 31 2010
- Operated by JEX instead of JAL/J-AIR/JEX

Sapporo - Hanamaki
- Decrease from 3 to 2 daily roundtrip flights from Oct 31 2010
- Operated by JAL/J-AIR

Nagoyo (Chubu) - Okinawa (Naha)
- Decrease from 3 to 2 daily roundtrip flights from Oct 31 2010
- Operated by JAL/J-AIR

Nagoyo (Komatsu) - Kochi
- Decrease from 2 to 1 daily roundtrip flights from Oct 31 2010
- Route to be suspended from Mar 27 2011
- Operated by JAL/J-AIR

Change of Operator
Fukuoka - Okinawa (Naha)
- 5 daily flights to be operated by JTA instead of JAL/J-AIR/JTA from Oct 31 2010

Source: JAL Press Release

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