Press: JAL to boost Asia flights by 70%

Japan Airlines Corp plans to increase flights to and from locations such as China and Southeast Asia to 250 a week in the next three years, up around 70 pct from the current level, the Nikkei business daily reported on Wednesday, without citing sources. Wholly-owned unit JALways Co, which handles flights to resort destinations such as Hawaii, Guam, Bangkok and Australia, will launch a service to Vietnam in August, and flights to India’s Delhi in October, the newspaper said. The overall number of its flights will be increased by around 30 a week in the next three years.

JAL Express Co, another 100 percent-owned subsidiary that specializes in domestic flights, will start a service to China and South Korea around 2009, with the aim of hiking weekly flights to to around 70, according to Nikkei.