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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

JAL Group Revises Route, Flight Frequency and Fleet Plans for FY2012

Japan Airlines (JAL) has just announced changes to their schedule for the second half of the current fiscal year ending in March 2013. Quite a lot of the changes, mainly 787 deployments, have been announced before. But there are also some frequency and aircraft changes on regional and domestic flights that are new. However, the press release does not mention anything about the Saturday equipment change on Tokyo Narita (NRT) - Vancouver (YVR) route which upgrades the aircraft to from 767-300ER to 777-200ER with JAL Shell Flat seats that is currently loaded into the schedule. Below are the details of the JAL Group plan for the second half of FY2013.
International Network New Routes Tokyo Narita (NRT) - San Diego (SAN) - 4 weekly (Mo, We, Fr, Su) round-trip flights from Dec 2, 2012 with 787-8 - Increase from 4 to daily round-trip flights from March 2013* Tokyo Narita (NRT) - Helsinki (HEL) - 4 weekly (Mo, Tu, Th, Sa) round-trip flights from Dec 2, 2012 with 787-8 from March 2013* - Increase from 4 to daily round-trip flights from middle of first half of FY2013* Schedule of New Routes
JL066 NRT 17:10 - SAN 09:45 with 787-8 4 weekly (Mo, We, Fr, Su) from Dec 2 2012 and daily from March 2013* JL065 SAN 11:30 - NRT 16:30+1 with 787-8 4 weekly (Mo, We, Fr, Su) from Dec 2 2012 and daily from March 2013* JL413 NRT 11:45 - HEL 15:05 with 787-8 4 weekly (Mo, Tu, Th, Sa) from March 2 2012 and daily from middle of first half of FY 2013*
JL414 HEL 17:25 - NRT 10:15+1 with 787-8 4 weekly (Mo, Tu, Th, Sa) from March 2 2012 and daily from middle of first half of FY 2013* 
* subject to 787 delivery schedule Flight Frequency Increase / Aircraft Change Tokyo Narita (NRT) - Singapore (SIN)
- Frequency increase from 7 to 14 weekly round-trip flights from Oct 28, 2012 (Oct 29, 2012 for SIN-NRT)
- Additional daily flight to be operated with 787-8
- New flights are JL711/JL710
- Partially operated with 767s in December and January

Tokyo Narita (NRT) - New Delhi (DEL)
- Frequency iIncrease from 5 to daily round-trip flights
- All flights to be operated with 777-200ER from Oct 29, 2012
- Reintroduction of daily Premium Economy service with 777-200ER

Tokyo Narita (NRT) - Beijing (PEK)
- JL869/JL860 aircraft change from 737-800 to 767-300ER from Oct 28, 2012

Tokyo Narita (NRT) - Shanghai Pudong (PVG)
- JL877/JL874 aircraft change from 737-800 to 767-300ER from Oct 28, 2012

Nagoya Chubu (NGO) - Shanghai Pudong (PVG)
- JL883/JL884 aircraft change from 737-800 to 767-300ER from Oct 28, 2012 Tokyo Narita (NRT) - Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) - JL809/JL802 Aircraft change from 767-300ER to 737-800 from Oct 28, 2012 Schedule of Additional Daily Flight
JL711 Narita 17:55 - Singapore 00:35+1 with 787-8* JL710 Singapore 01:55 - Narita 09:30 with 787-8* * Between Dec 1, 2012 and Jan 31, 2013, the route will be partially served with 787s and 767s as follows: JL711:787-8 Mo, Tu, Th, Sa / 767-300ER We, Fr, Su JL710: 787-8 Tu, We, Fr, Su / 767-300ER Mo, Th, Sa Deployment of the latest 787-8 Tokyo Haneda (HND) - Beijing (PEK) JL023 / JL024 - Aircraft change from 767-300ER to 787-8* from Sep. 16, 2012 Tokyo Narita (NRT) - Singapore (SIN) JL719 / JL712 - Aircraft change from 767-300ER to 787-8* after mid-October 2012 Tokyo Haneda (HND) - Singapore (SIN) JL035 / JL036 - Aircraft change from 767-300ER to 787-8* after mid-October 2012 * Depends on delivery schedules of 787 Domestic Network Flight Frequency Changes Tokyo Haneda (HND) - Izumo (IZO) - Increase from 5 to 6 daily round-trip flights between Oct. 28, 2012 and Feb. 28, 2013 Tokyo Haneda (HND) - Sapporo Chitose (CTS) - Increase from 17 to 18 daily round-trip flights between Mar. 1 and Mar. 30, 2013 Sapporo Chitose (CTS) - Sendai (SDJ) - Increase from 4 to 5 daily round-trip flights between Oct. 28, 2012 and Mar. 30, 2013 Fukuoka (FUK) - Miyazaki (KMI) - Increase from 9 to 10 daily round-trip flights from Oct. 1, 2012 Tokyo Haneda (HND) - Okinawa Naha (OKA) - Decrease from 14 to 13 daily round-trip flights from Oct. 28, 2012 Fukuoka (FUK) - Kagoshima (KOJ) - Decrease from 3 to 2 daily round-trip flights from Oct. 1, 2012 Tokyo Haneda (HND) - Ishigaki (ISG) and Osaka Kansai (KIX) - Ishigaki (ISG) - Become nonstop both ways after the official opening of the New Ishigaki Airport.

Source: JAL Press Release (Japanese, English)

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