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JAL Group Revises Flight Frequency and Fleet Plans for FY2015

August 22, 2015 Aviation No Comments Email Email

JAL Group (JAL) today announced revisions to flight frequency and fleet plans on both international and domestic routes for fiscal year 2015 (ending March 31, 2016).

In regards to the airline’s international network, JAL will introduce JAL SKY SUITE 777 aircraft (*1) on Tokyo (Narita) = Sydney route and Narita = Jakarta route from the end of October in response to the growing demand. Additionally the airline will operate JAL SKY SUITE 787 aircraft (*1) on Narita = Moscow route from February 2016, which will result in JAL SKY SUITE aircraft operated on all its Europe routes. Furthermore, JAL will provide new service-Premium Economy on Narita = Hanoi route from the end of October, and Narita = Moscow from February 2016.

In regards to the airline’s domestic network, JAL will adjust its flight frequency plan on select Japan-domestic routes in response to the seasonal demand primarily to and from Tokyo (Haneda), Additionally, the airline’s well-received JAL SKY NEXT (*2) service will mainly expand onto more domestic routes to and from Haneda.

JAL will continue to embrace new challenges to enhance its networks, and improve the quality of the products and services aiming at delivering a more convenient and comfortable travel experience to customers.

# The following plans and schedules are subject to government approval.

(*1) For more information about JAL SKY SUITE aircraft, please visit http://www.jal.co.jp/en/newsky/

(*2) For more information about JAL SKY NEXT service, please visit http://www.jal.co.jp/en/skynext/

International Network

[Aircraft Type Changes]

Route

Effective Period

Flight No.

Aircraft

Remarks

Narita = Frankfurt

October 25, 2015 ~

JL407/408

777-300ER (SS7) to 787-9 (SS9)

 (*3)

Narita = Moscow

February 1, 2016 ~

JL441/442

787-8 to 787-8 (SS8)

 (*4)

Narita = Jakarta

October 25, 2015 ~

JL725/726

787-9 (SS9) to 777-300ER (SS7)

 (*5)

Narita = Hanoi

October 25, 2015 ~

JL751/752

767-300ER (SS6) to 787-8 (SS8) or 787-9 (SS9)

 (*6)

Haneda = Bangkok

October 25 ~ December 25, 2015

JL033/032

777-200ER to 767-300ER (SS6)

(*7)

(*8)

December 26, 2015 ~

767-300ER (SS6) to 777-200ER

Haneda = Singapore

January 4, 2016 ~

JL037/036

777-200ER to 767-300ER (SS6)

(*9)

Narita = Sydney

October 25, 2015 ~

JL771/772

777-200ER to 777-300ER (SS7)

(*10)

Haneda = Taipei (Songshan)

October 25, 2015 ~

JL097/JL098

767-300ER to 777-200ER

Narita = Seoul (Inchon)

October 25, 2015 ~

JL959/954

767-300ER to 737-800

(*11)

# The schedule for launching the new service is subject to change due to the delivery of aircraft. For latest information, please visit JAL website.

(*3) First Class service will not be available in line with aircraft type changing from JAL SKY SUITE 777 (SS7) to SS9 on this route.

(*4) Premium Economy service will be provided in line with the introduction of SS8 on these routes and will open for sale from August 21.

(*5) First Class Service will be available in line with introduction of SS7 on this route.

(*6) Premium Economy service will be provided in line with the introduction of SS8/SS9 on this route and will open for sale from August 21.The aircraft of JL752 will be changed from October 26.

(*7) Boeing 777-200ER with Premium Economy service will be operated on November 5, 7, 13, 14, 18, 19, 23 and December 12.

(*8) Premium Economy service will not be available on this route between October 25 and December 25, 2015 (excluding the dates mentioned in *7)

(*9) Premium Economy service will not be available from January 4, 2016 (excluding January 28 and 31). Boeing 777-200ER will be operating on January 28 and 31.

(*10) First Class service will not be available in line with introduction of SS7. JL772 will start to be operated by SS7 from October 26, 2015.

(*11) JL954 will start to be operated by Boeing 737-800 from October 26, 2015.

[Flight Frequency Decrease]

Flight No.

Route

Dep. Time

Arr. Time

Aircraft

Details

Effective Period

JL441

Narita – Moscow

10:45

15:00

787-8 (*12)

Decrease from 4 to 3 weekly flights

October 25, 2015 ~ march 26, 2016 (We, Fr, Su)

JL442

Moscow – Narita

17:00

08:35+1

(*12) Premium Economy service will be available in line with introduction of SS8 from February 3, 2016.

Domestic Network

[Flight Frequency Increase]

Route

Details

Effective Period

Haneda = Osaka (Kansai)

2 daily to 3 daily flights

October 25, 2015 ~ March 26, 2016

Haneda = Nagasaki

6 daily to 7 daily flights

October 25, 2015 ~ March 26, 2016

Nigata = Sapporo (New Chitose)

2 daily to 3 daily flights

October 25, 2015 ~

[Flight Frequency Decrease]

Route

Details

Effective Period

Haneda = Okinawa (Naha)

14 daily to 12 daily flights

October 25, 2015 ~

Haneda = Okayama

6 daily to 5 daily flights

October 25, 2015 ~

Haneda = Kitakyusyu

6 daily to 5 daily flights

October 25, 2015 ~

Haneda = Kumamoto

9 daily to 8 daily flights

October 25, 2015 ~

New Chitose = Akita

3 daily to 2 daily flights

October 25, 2015 ~ March 26, 2016

New Chitose = Hanamaki

4 daily to 3 daily flights

October 25, 2015 ~ March 26, 2016

Fukuoka = Tokushima

2 daily to 1 daily flights

October 25, 2015 ~ (*13)

Fukuoka = Kochi

4 daily to 3 daily flights

October 25, 2015 ~ January 6, 2016

4 daily to 2 daily flights

January 7, 2016 ~ (*14)

Kagoshima = Yakushima

 5 daily to 3 daily flights

October 25, 2015 ~ March 26, 2016

(*13) Aircraft type will change from SAAB 340B to Bombardier DHC8-Q400.

(*14) Aircraft type will changed from SAAB 340B to Embraer 170.

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