Saturday, January 25, 2014

JAL announces Summer 2014 international plans.

Japan Airlines (JL/JAL) announced its international operation changes for Summer 2014 (effective March 30th), including the expansion of Tokyo/Haneda's (HND/RJTT) international network for daytime hours (0600 - 2300). The carrier was awarded five daytime slots.
Boeing 777-246/ER JA701J departing Haneda for San Francisco as JL2. (Photo: Ryosuke Yano)

New Routes/Resumptions: 
Haneda - Ho Chi Minh City/Tan Son Nhat (SGN/VVTS) new 1 daily with 76W/763.
JL079 HND 0125 - 0515 SGN 76W/763 Daily
JL070 SGN 1355 - 2200 HND 76W/763 Daily


Haneda - London/Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) new 1 daily with 77W.
JL043 HND 1120 - 1550 LHR 77W Daily
JL044 LHR 1915 - 1500(+1) HND 77W Daily 
*Service operates as JL401/402 on March 30 - 31.

Frequency Increases:
Haneda - Bangkok/Suvarnabhumi (BKK/VTBS) from 1 to 2 daily with 772/76W/763.
JL033 HND 0040 - 0500 BKK 772/76W/763 Daily
JL031 HND 1130 - 1540 BKK 772/76W/763 Daily *NEW
JL032 BKK 0945 - 1755 HND 772/76W/763 Daily *NEW
JL034 BKK 2200 - 0610 HND 772/76W/763 Daily

Haneda - Singapore/Changi (SIN/WSSS) from 1 to 2 daily with 772/76W/763.
JL035 HND 0005 - 0605 SIN 772/76E/763 Daily
JL037 HND 1120 - 1720 SIN 772/76W/763 Daily *NEW
JL038 SIN 0150 - 0950 HND 772/76W/763 Daily *NEW
JL036 SIN 2150 - 0550 HND 772/76W/763 Daily

Tokyo/Narita (NRT/RJAA) - Moscow/Domodedovo (DME/UUDD) from 3 to 4 weekly with 788.

Narita - New York/John F. Kennedy (JFK/KJFK) from 1 to 2 daily with 77W/788.
JL006 NRT 1110 - 1205 JFK 77W Daily
JL004 NRT 1830 - 1825 JFK 788 Daily *NEW
JL003 JFK 0930 - 1240(+1) NRT 788 Daily *NEW
JL005 JFK 1315 - 1625(+1) NRT 77W Daily

Schedule Changes:
Haneda - Paris/Charles de Gaulle (CDG/LFPG) night-time moves to daytime.
JL045 HND 1035 - 1610 CDG 77W Daily
JL046 CDG 2100 - 1555(+1) HND 77W Daily

Frequency Reductions:
Narita - Suvarnabhumi from 2 to 1 daily with 76W/763.
Narita - Changi from 2 to 1 daily with 76W/763.

Narita - Heathrow.

JAL's Heathrow service from Narita is shifted to Haneda, due to slot restrictions at Heathrow. Charles de Gaulle will receive a flight from both Tokyo airports; Haneda with the Boeing 777-300ER and Narita with the Boeing 787-8. Suvarnabhumi and Changi will see one of their Narita round-trips shifted to Haneda. Tan Son Nhat will be a new destination from Haneda.

JAL will accelerate refurbishing its B777-300ERs and B767-300ERs with the Sky Suite product (JAL adding more Sky Suite destinations.), with plans to have 22 completed by July. By the end of 2014, it plans to offer either full-flat seats or shell-flat seats for business class on all medium and long-haul Asian routes plus Hawaii. Meanwhile, JAL will carry out international charter flights to the U.K. from Osaka/Kansai (KIX/RJBB) this summer in part to celebrate the airport's 20th anniversary, and has stated that re-starting long-haul routes from Kansai and Nagoya/Chubu Centrair (NGO/RJGG) are seriously being considered from 2015. These flights will most likely be operated by B787s.

Source: Japan Airlines (in Japanese)

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