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 Oct 26 2001
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JAPAN AIRLINES CONTINUES INTERNATIONAL NETWORK WINTER SCHEDULE AMENDMENTS WITH FREQUENCY CHANGES, ROUTE SUSPENSIONS


October 26: JAL announced today further temporary flight schedule amendments for November, December and, in some cases, the latter half of the current fiscal year, including transpacific service cuts and increases on Asian routes. The amendments reflect changes in international passenger demand in the aftermath of the September terrorist attacks in the US.

Based on winter season operations originally planned for November and beyond, the changes include reduction of frequencies, temporary suspension of some routes, downsizing of aircraft and increases of flights to Korea and China, subject to government approval.

Based on the original operation plans for the period October 2001 through March 2002, the changes represent an overall reduction of JAL Group airline frequency of 5% and a reduction in seat capacity of 6%. (JAL only capacity reductions 6% seat supply 7%). On JAL's transpacific routes the frequency reduction is 22% with a seat supply cut of 21%.

The changes listed are based on the original Winter schedule plans.

(1) REDUCTIONS

TOKYO-NEW YORK-SAO PAULO (12/1-3/31) from four per week to three (-one)

TOKYO-LOS ANGELES (12/1-3/31) from eight per week to seven (-one)

TOKYO-HONOLULU (12/1-12/26) from 24 per week to 14 (-ten)

TOKYO-HONOLULU (1/7-3/31) from 25 per week to 21 (-four)

OSAKA-HONOLULU (12/1-12/26) from 14 per week to seven (-seven)

OSAKA-HONOLULU (2/1- 2/28) from 19 per week to 14 (-five)

OSAKA-SEOUL (11/1-3/31) from 17 flights per week to 14 (-three)

(2) SUSPENSIONS

TOKYO-DALLAS (12/1-3/31) daily, total seven flights per week (The code share operation with American Airlines will be maintained).

OSAKA-CHICAGO (12/1-3/31) four per week (4)

NAGOYA-LOS ANGELES (12/1-3/31) three per week (3)

TOKYO-LAS VEGAS-SAN FRANCISCO-TOKYO (11/1-1/31) one per week (one)

TOKYO-LAS VEGAS-LOS ANGELES- (11/1-11/30) three per week (3)

TOKYO-LAS VEGAS-LOS ANGELES- (12/1-1/31) four per week (4)

SENDAI-HONOLULU (11/1-12/26) six per week

NIIGATA-HONOLULU (11/1-12/26) one per week (non-stop flight - service will be maintained via Sapporo)

TOKYO-ZURICH (11/1-2/28) three per week

OSAKA-SAIPAN (11/1-12/26) seven (instead will operate daily OSAKA-GUAM via SAIPAN)

(3) REROUTE

TOKYO-LOS ANGELES- SAO PAULO 12/1-3/31 one flight per week will include a Nagoya-Tokyo section.

SAPPORO-HONOLULU (11/1-12/26) one flight a week routed Niigata-Sapporo-Honolulu

OSAKA-GUAM (11/1-12/26) will be re-routed daily Osaka-Guam-Saipan-Osaka

(4) AIRCRAFT CAPACITY DOWNSIZE

TOKYO-AMSTERDAM (11/1-2/28) Daily flight changed from 747-400 to MD-11

TOKYO-SAIPAN (12/1-12/26) Daily flight changed from 747to DC-10

(5) FREQUENCY INCREASES

TOKYO-HONG KONG (1/1-3/31) from 23 per week to 28 per week (five)

TOKYO-DALIAN (12/1-3/31) from three per week to five (two)

TOKYO-SEOUL (12/1-2/28) from seven per week to 14 (seven)

TOKYO-SEOUL (3/1-3/31) from seven per week to 12 (five)

TOKYO-PUSAN (12/1-3/31) from five per week to six (one)

 

CHANGES TO CODE SHARE FLIGHTS WITH AMERICAN AIRLINES

(1) CODE SHARE ROUTE SUSPENSIONS Effective October 24,

(a) DALLAS/FORT WORTH: 19 code share routes with American Airlines routed to and from Dallas/ Fort Worth will be suspended. These are Dallas/Fort Worth to and from: Atlanta, Nashville, New York (La Guardia), Miami, Orlando, Washington (National), Kansas City, Raleigh Durham, Columbus, Cleveland, Dayton, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Greensboro, Washington (Dulles), Las Vegas, Charlotte, Huntsville.

(b) CHICAGO: Two routes with American Airlines will be suspended: Chicago O'Hare to and from Denver and Rochester (Minnesota).

(2) NEW CODE SHARE OPERATIONS

(a) Effective November 1, two routes out of Japan: (i) OSAKA-BANGKOK (ii) TOKYO-KUALA LUMPUR. JAL aircraft, code shares with American airlines.

(b) Effective December 1: eight routes with American Airlines aircraft. These are Chicago O'Hare to and from: Charlotte, Huntsville, Houston (Intercontinental), Austin, New Orleans, Rochester (New York), Pittsburgh, Dallas/Fort Worth.

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