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JAL Group to deploy 787-8 aircraft to Sydney and Bangkok, upgrading 777-200ER/767-300ER aircraft

22-Aug-2013 11:03 AM

JAL Group announced (21-Aug-2013) revisions its flight frequency and fleet plans for the remaining of FY2013 (12 months ended 31-Mar-2014). On its international network, the carrier said new Boeing 787-8 aircraft will be deployed on services between Tokyo Narita and Sydney from 02-Dec-2013 as well as between Tokyo Narita and Bangkok from 03-Dec-2013 (on four of seven weekly services) to improve cost efficiency as well as provide updated products and services on the sector. On other Bangkok services, the carrier will offered an improved business class product as it upgrades to 777-200ER aircraft. In addition, the fully revamped 777-300ERs (JAL SKY SUITE 777) including the JAL SKY SUITE will be introduced between Tokyo Narita and Los Angeles from Nov 2013 as well as between Tokyo Narita and Chicago from Jan-2014. Furthermore, JAL will introduce completely revamped 767-300ERs (JAL SKY SUITE 767) between Tokyo Narita and Vancouver from Dec-2013 as well as between Tokyo Narita and Kuala Lumpur from Jan-2014. Meanwhile, the carrier will reduce Tokyo Narita-Beijing frequency from 14 to seven times weekly in response of reduced passenger demand. [more - original PR]