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JAL increase routes to take advantage of new 787 aircraft features

Japan Airlines (JAL) has announced revisions to its routes, flight frequency and fleet plans for the remaining fiscal year to take advantage of its Boeing 787-8 aircraft.

On its international network JAL  will use the 787-8 on the world’s first and only non-stop flight between San Diego (USA) and Asia with the service from Tokyo (Narita) commencing in December. The airline will also begin direct flights between Narita and Helsinki (Finland) in March 2013.

More imminently, the 787-8 will be used for the additional daily service between Narita and Singapore , beginning on the 28th October, increasing weekly flights to the city-state from 14 to 21. To meet the increasing demand for flights to and from New Delhi, JAL will increase flight frequency from 5 to 7 weekly round-trip flights along with upsizing the aircraft used on the Narita=New Delhi route to 777-200ER aircraft. To match supply and demand, adjustments are also being made to the aircraft used for flights to and from China and Taiwan.

Domestically, flight frequencies on certain routes will be modified to match demand and the changes in travel patterns of passengers influenced in part by the change in seasons. Additionally, current services between Tokyo (Haneda), as well as Osaka (Kansai) and Ishigaki will become nonstop both ways after the official opening of the New Ishigaki Airport.

International Network

New 787 Routes

Route

Details

Date Effective

Days of Operation

Aircraft

Narita = San Diego

Beginning of 4 weekly round-trip flights

2nd Dec 2012

Mo, We, Fr, Su

787-8

Increase from 4 to 7 weekly round-trip flights

March 2013*

Daily

Narita = Helsinki

Beginning of 4 weekly round-trip flights

March 2013*

Mo, Tu, Th, Sa

787-8

Increase from 4 to 7 weekly round-trip flights

Middle of FY2013 first half*

Daily


Schedule of New Routes

Flight Number

Route

Dep. Time

Arr. Time

Days of Operation

Aircraft type/
Class of Travel

JL066

Narita – San Diego

17:10

09:45

From 2nd Dec 2012:

Mon, We, Fr, Su
From March 2013*: Daily

787-8
Business and Economy

JL065

San Diego – Narita

11:30

16:30 + 1

JL413

Narita – Helsinki

11:45

15:05

From March 2013*:

Mon, Tu, Th, Sa
From middle of FY 2013 first half*: Daily

JL414

Helsinki – Narita

17:25

10:15 +1

* Current schedules are subject to change depending on the delivery of the 787-8 aircraft. / All timings shown are local.

Flight Frequency Increase / Aircraft Change

Route

Details

Date Effective

Remarks

(Frequency increase)
Narita = Singapore

Increase from 7 to 14 weekly round-trip flights
Additional daily flight to be operated with 787-8
28th Oct 2012JL711/JL710
(JL710 from 29th Oct 2012)
Partially operated with 767 aircraft in December and January.

(Frequency increase)
Narita = New Delhi

Increase from 5 to 7 weekly round-trip flights
All flights to be operated with 777-200ER
29th Oct 2012Introduction of Premium Economy service with 777-200ER

Narita = Beijing

Aircraft change from 737-800 to 767-300ER28th Oct 2012JL869/ JL860

Narita = Shanghai (Pudong)

Aircraft change from 737-800 to 767-300ER28th Oct 2012JL877/ JL874

Chubu = Shanghai (Pudong)

Aircraft change from 737-800 to 767-300ER28th Oct 2012JL883/ JL884

Narita = Taipei (Taoyuan)

Aircraft change from 767-300ER to 737-80028th Oct 2012JL809/ JL802

 

Schedule of Additional Daily Flight

Flight Number

Route

Dep. Time

Arr. Time

Aircraft type/
Class of Travel

Remarks:

JL711

Narita – Singapore

17:55

00:35 +1

787-8

Business and Economy

Between 1st Dec 2012 and 31st Jan 2013, the route will be partially served with 787 and 767 aircraft as follows:JL711: 787-8 Mo, Tu, Th, Sa

767-300ER We, Fr, Su

JL710: 787-8 Tu, We, Fr, Su

767-300ER Mon, Th, Sa

JL710

Singapore – Narita

01:55

09:30

All timings shown are local.

Deployment of the latest 787-8

The 787-8 is scheduled to be placed back in service on the route between Tokyo (Haneda) and Beijing from 16th September  after a temporary switch to the current 767-300ER. Following that the 787-8 aircraft will be used for daily flights between Tokyo (Haneda and Narita), and Singapore after mid-October.

 

Flight Number

Route

Details

Date Effective

JL023 / JL024

Haneda = Beijing

Aircraft change from 767-300ER to 787-8*

16th Sep 2012

JL719 / JL712

Narita = Singapore

Aircraft change from 767-300ER to 787-8*

After mid-October 2012

JL035 / JL036

Haneda = Singapore

Aircraft change from 767-300ER to 787-8*

After mid-October 2012

* Reservations for these flights will be based on the configuration of the 787-8 once delivery schedules of the aircraft can be confirmed.

Domestic Network

Flight Frequency Changes

Route

Details

Date Effective

Haneda = Izumo

Increase from 5 to 6 daily round-trip flights28th Oct 2012 ~ 28th Feb 2013

Haneda = Sapporo

Increase from 17 to 18 daily round-trip flights1st Mar ~ 30th Mar 2013

Sapporo = Sendai

Increase from 4 to 5 daily round-trip flights28th Oct 2012 ~ 30th Mar 2013

Fukuoka = Miyazaki

Increase from 9 to 10 daily round-trip flights1st Oct 2012 ~

Haneda = Okinawa (Naha)

Decrease from 14 to 13 daily round-trip flights28th Oct 2012 ~

Fukuoka = Kagoshima

Decrease from 3 to 2 daily round-trip flights1st Oct 2012 ~

 

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