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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

JAL Group Route, Flight Frequency & Fleet Plan for 2011

Japan Airlines (JAL) has announced its 2011 route, flight and fleet plan for 2011. There will be frequency changes, new routes in 2011. Not mentioned in the press release is the upgrade of YVR flight to user the latest regional product: JAL Skyrecliner and state of art MAGIC-V with touch screen monitor in widescreen aspect ratio. Below is the summary of the route plan.

JAL will closely monitor performance on each route and implement a system such that they will know the performance of the individual route the next month so they can better adjust the capacity, opening new routes, etc and therefore further improve profitability.

Due to increased in demand, Narita (NRT) - Moscow (DME) frequency will be increased from 2 weekly to 3 weekly, Haneda (HND) - Honolulu (HNL) will see capacity increase, and First and Premium Economy service on NRT - Jakarta (CGK) will continue. Domestically, JAL will take advantage of the increased slots to improve customer convenience.

International Flights (effective March 27 2011)

Frequency Change
NRT-DME: 2 -> 3 weekly (Mo, Th, Sa)

Equipment Change
NRT-YVR: 777-200ER -> 767-300ER
HND-HNL: 767-300ER -> 777-200ER

Domestic Flights (effective March 27 2011 unless specified)

New Routes
FUK-ASJ: 1 Daily operated by JAC
FUK-KUM: 1 Daily operated by JAC

Frequency Increase
HND-HJ: 6 Daily -> 8 Daily
HND-UBJ: 3 Daily -> 4 Daily
HND-NGS: 5 Daily -> 6 Daily
HND-KMI: 5 Daily -> 6 Daily
HND-KOJ: 7 Daily -> 8 Daily between March 27 and Oct 29 2011
HND-OKA: 12 Daily -> 13 Daily between March 27 and Oct 29 2011. 14 Daily between Aug 1-31 and Oct 1-29 2011
KIX-CTS: 4 Daily -> 5 Daily between May 1 and Sep 30 2011
KIX-OKA: 3 Daily -> 4 Daily between May 7-31 and July 1-Sep 30 2011
CTS-MMB: 1 Daily -> 2 Daily (4 daily between July 7 and Aug 31 2011)
CTS-AOJ: 3 Daily -> 4 Daily between July 7 and Aug 31 2011
CTS-HNA: 2 Daily -> 3 Daily between July 7 and Aug 31 2011
CTS-SDJ: 4 Daily -> 5 Daily between July 7 and Aug 31 2011
ITM-IZO: 5 Daily -> 6 Daily operated by JAC
FUK-MYJ: 5 Daily -> 6 Daily operated by JAC
KOJ-TKN: 4 Daily -> 5 Daily between Aug 1-28 2011 operated by JAC
NGO-OKA: 2 Daily -> 4 Daily. Transferred to JTA
FUK-OKA: 5 Daily -> 6 Daily operated by JTA. 7 Daily between July 15 and Aug 31 2011

Frequency Decrease
HND-KIX: 3 Daily + 2 Weekly -> 3 Daily + 1 Weekly. ex-HND weekly flight on Fr, ex-KIX weekly flight on Sa.
FUK-KOJ: 5 Daily -> 3 Daily operated by JAC
FUK-KMI: 10 Daily -> 9 Daily operated by JAC

Source: JAL Press Release (English, Japanese)

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