JAL Group Announces Flight Frequency and Fleet Plan for FY2016

Published on : Wednesday, January 20, 2016

JAL LogoJAL Group (JAL) today announced its flight frequency and fleet plans on both international and domestic routes for FY2016 (ending March 2017).


In regards to the airline’s international network, JAL will continue to expand the availability of aircraft featuring well-received JAL SKY SUITE configured aircraft (*1), under the theme of raising the notches one class above all cabin services. Additionally, the airline will be introducing Premium Economy service on more international routes in order to further deliver enhanced convenience and comfort to customers.


Furthermore, JAL will increase flight frequency from 3 to 4 round-trip flights weekly between Tokyo (Narita) and Moscow (Domodedovo) between March 27 and June 30, 2016, and increase to 5 round-trip flights weekly from July 1 to October 29, 2016, to meet an increase in travel demand during those periods.


In regards to the airline’s domestic network, JAL will adjust its flight frequency plan on select Japan-domestic routes to meet seasonal demand primarily to and from Tokyo (Haneda), and the airline will continue to expand its JAL SKY NEXT service (*2) onto more domestic routes, under the theme of Pioneering Standard. Additionally, New jet fleet of Embraer 190 (E190) with Class J service (*3) will be introduced on Osaka (Itami) = Kagoshima route operated by J-Air Corporation (J AIR), the JAL Group’s 100% owned regional airline subsidiary, and will serve on more routes of J AIR progressively, to increase the customers’ comfort on its Itami hub.


In addition, JAL will maintain the operation of two daily flights between Haneda and Yamagata following the approval from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).


About the other regional networks, the JAL Group will retain the seasonal operations on the related routes, and maintain the same capacity as it in FY2015. Additionally, the serving fleet on select routes will be changed from propeller-driven aircraft to regional jets.


On its remote island network in the Okinawa region, the JAL Group will introduce the Bombardier DHC-8-400 cargo combi aircraft, which has 2.5 times more space in the cargo compartment than that in the current aircraft. This new aircraft will serve on the scheduled routes to meet the increasing demand of passengers and cargo, and contribute to regional tourism promotion and industrial development.


The JAL Group will continue to embrace new challenges to improve its network and enhance the quality of products and services to provide customers with more travel convenience and comfort.


Source: JAL Group


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