18-Jan-2012 9:13 AM

JAL Group to operate six international 787 services by Sep-2012

JAL Group (JAL), in its route, fleet and flight frequency plans to FY2012 (12 months ended 31-Mar-2012), stated (17-Jan-2012) capacity on existing routes in its network has been "adjusted to maximise load factors and collectively boost profitability" - see Route Changes Table for more information. Internationally, the carrier will inaugurate four times weekly Tokyo Narita-Boston service on 22-Apr-2012, marking the first non-stop connection between the two destinations and marking the commencement of Boeing 787 operations at the carrier. Frequency on the sector will subsequently be increased to daily from 01-Jun-2012. In addition to the deployment of 787 equipment on trans-Pacific routes over spring 2012, JAL plans to deploy the 787 on six existing routes in its international network from the end of Mar-2012. Details are as follows:

  • Tokyo Narita-Delhi: Four of the five times weekly services will be operated with 787 equipment from the end of Mar-2012, with one of the weekly services to be maintained as a 777-200ER operation;
  • Tokyo Narita-Moscow: Three times weekly 787-8 service, replacing 777-200ER equipment from the end of Mar-2012;
  • Tokyo Haneda-Beijing: Daily 787-8 service to replace daily 767-300ER service on the sector from the end of Mar-2012;
  • Tokyo Narita-Singapore: Daily 767-300ER service to be replaced by daily 787-8 service from Sep-2012;
  • Tokyo Haneda-Singapore: Daily 767-300ER service to be replaced by daily 787-8 service from Sep-2012.

The carrier also plans to increase frequency between Tokyo and Singapore from 14 to 21 weekly from 2HFY2012 with an additional daily Tokyo Narita-Singapore service. [more - original PR]