JAL to Expand at New Chubu Airport

Japan Airlines plans to launch a new flight to Guangzhou, China, from Nagoya from the opening of the new Chubu International Airport on February 17, 2005. This is in addition to the previously announced plans for new flights from the new airport, which goes by the name of Centrair.

When Centrair opens, JAL will launch a daily Nagoya-Paris flight in a code share operation with Air France. Flights to Bangkok and Busan will be increased from three flights a week to daily service.

JAL will also boost international cargo services at the new airport, with three weekly 747 all-cargo aircraft routed Hong Kong-Nagoya-USA.

The inauguration of Nagoya-Guangzhou flights three times weekly will increase the number of Chinese destinations served by JAL from Nagoya to five, at the same time increasing JAL’s total China services from Nagoya to 31 a week, including flights with code-share partners. JAL already flies from Nagoya to Beijing (5 flights weekly), Shanghai (twice daily, including a daily code share with China Eastern) Tianjin (twice weekly) and daily flights to Hong Kong with code share partner Cathay Pacific.

As a result, JAL’s total passenger network of Japan-China services will increase to 219 flights per week on 27 routes (including code-share flights).

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For the benefit of travelers from the Chubu region making international transfers at Tokyo’s Narita Airport, JAL will increase capacity of its twice-daily feeder services on the Nagoya-Narita route. One of these flights is operated as an international service. The other flight, a domestic roundtrip flight (JAL 3086/3087) now operated by a 50-seat CRJ-200 regional jet, will be changed to a larger 150-seat 737 type when Chubu International opens.
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