JAL boosts Asian routes

JAL has decided to increase the number of flights
it operates on China and Vietnam routes from May, responding to
strong business and leisure passenger demand to these high growth
markets.From May 31 2007, JAL will increase flight frequency between Tokyo
(Narita) and Guangzhou from 11 to 13 flights per week by adding two
additional round-trip services departing Japan on Tuesdays and

The airline will start operating an additional 5 round-trip flights on
its Tokyo (Narita) - Beijing route from June 2 2007, increasing flight
frequency between the two capital cities from 14 to 19 flights per week.

Also at the beginning of June, JAL will start offering a daily service
between Nagoya (Centrair) and the northeastern Chinese city of Tianjin,
when it increases flight frequency on the route from 5 to 7 flights per

From June 2, JAL will start operating a Saturday flight between Tokyo -
Ho Chi Minh City increasing convenience for passengers traveling between
Japan and Vietnam. JAL currently offers 5 flights per week between the
two cities with departures on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursday, Fridays and

To accommodate this latest series of flight frequency increases, JAL
will suspend its twice weekly service between Nagoya and Beijing and
will adjust just the days of the week it operates flights between Tokyo
- Hong Kong route.


As a result, JAL’s Japan-China network including code shares will serve
12 cities in China on 28 routes. The total number of flights offered by
JAL between the countries will increase from 276 to 283 flights per
week. Including code shares, JAL will offer 35 flights per week on six
routes between Japan and Vietnam, serving 4 cities in Japan and the
cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh.

From the point of customer convenience and profitability, JAL will
continue to expand flight frequency between Japan and the high growth
markets of China and Vietnam.

As already announced by the airline, out of Osaka JAL also plans to
increase flight frequency on its Hanoi route from May 15, 2007, and on
routes serving the Chinese cities of Dalian, Hangzhou and Qingdao from
July 1, 2007.

Earlier this year, JAL increased flight frequency between Nagoya and
Tianjin from 2 to 5 flights per week (from March 1), and increased the
number of flights it operates between Tokyo - Hanoi route from 2 to 3
flights per week (from March 25).