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 Jan 09 2007
 No.

JAL Group New Year Vacation Period Traffic Results



Tokyo January 09, 2007: Japan Airlines Group announced the results for the Japanese New Year'' vacation period, from December 28, 2006 to January 8, 2007. The total number of passengers traveling on JAL Group international and domestic passenger routes was marginally up on the same vacation period last year.

Internationally, JAL recorded a large jump in the number of passengers traveling from Japan to China, up nearly 31% on the same period of the previous New Year. The airline also saw a moderate increase in the number of passengers traveling from Japan to Korea and Southeast Asia: up respectively by 3.3%, and 5.6%.

Overall international seat capacity was 3.7% down on the same period last year following network restructuring, notably on transpacific routes.

The JAL Group operated an additional 100 flights, both scheduled and charter, to such resort destinations as Guam, Hawaii, Palau and Macau.

JAL Group's average international seat load factor was 77.2%, up approximately 2 points on the same period last year.

A total of 1,538,766 passengers traveled domestically within Japan on JAL Group airlines, nearly 1% up on last year. JAL Group operated an additional 44 flights to meet demand on popular domestic routes.

Domestic Japan seat load factor was 66.2%, up around 2.1 points on the same period last year.

Extreme weather conditions that affected Japan over the vacation period, including strong winds and heavy snowfalls, led to the cancellation of 152 flights on domestic routes and 27 flights on international routes.

JAL Group International Results (Japan departures) Dec 28, 2006 - Jan 8, 2007

JAL/JAZ Routes

Available Seat

%Change on 2005

Passenger Total

% Pax Change on 2005

Seat load factor %

Hawaii

- 8.4

71,025

- 7.6

86.6%

Transpacific

- 25.1

40,036

- 26.8

85.2%

Europe

- 14.6

43,217

- 9.6

77.3%

S.E. Asia

+ 0.8

131,699

+ 5.6

80.2%

Oceania

- 3.5

28,692

- 2.6

88.1%

Guam/ Saipan

- 10.4

23,368

- 14.6

87.1%

Korea

- 5.5

67,734

+ 3.3

83.0%

China

+11.3

68,795

+ 30.9

58.2%

SUBTOTAL

- 4.5

474,566

- 0.9

78.0

JAA Routes

Available Seat

%Change on 2005

Passenger Total

% Pax Change on 2005

Seat load factor %

Taiwan

+ 4.4

44,677

+ 12.4

69.2

TOTAL

-3.7

519,243

+ 0.1

77.2

(JAZ=JALways; JAA=Japan Asia Airways)

JAL Group Domestic Results Dec 28, 2006 - Jan 8, 2007

Available Seat

%Change on 2005

Passenger Total

% Pax Change on 2005

Seat load factor %

JAL / JEX

- 2.9

1,372,595

+0.3

66.1

JTA

+ 0.6

98,569

+ 0.4

71.5

RAC

+ 5.0

8,805

+ 7.7

65.1

JAC

+ 9.1

54,617

+ 9.9

60.2

HAC

- 9.5

4,900

- 3.4

64.8

TOTAL

- 2.3

1,538,766

+ 0.9

66.2

JEX=JAL Express; JTA=Japan Transocean Air; RAC=Ryukyu Air Commuter; JAC=Japan Air Commuter;

HAC=Hokkaido Air System.

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