JAL to Launch Nagoya-Bangkok, Osaka-Los Angeles Routes, Reduce Flights from Tokyo Narita
Japan Airlines announced changes to its schedule for the second half of the fiscal year. The airline plans to launch new flights as well as operate different aircraft on select routes. The carrier also said it will introduce its JAL Sky Suite on various flights, and decrease the number of flights to several destinations from Tokyo Narita.
On December 20, Japan Airlines will launch new daily service between Nagoya’s Chubu Centrair International Airport and Bangkok. The service will operate using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft until January, at which point it will be replaced by a 787-8 Dreamliner. The airline will also begin new, daily service between Osaka’s Kansai International Airport and Los Angeles on March 20, 2015. Flights on the Osaka-Los Angeles route will also operate using 787-8 Dreamliners.
Japan Airlines will also introduce Boeing 737-800s on its Tokyo Narita-Shanghai Pudong, Nagoya Chubu-Shanghai Pudong, and Tokyo Narita-Beijing routes on October 26. The carrier also plans to switch to Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners on its flights to Bangkok from Tokyo Narita and Osaka Kansai, as well as on flights from Tokyo Narita to both Delhi and Manila, on December 1. Also on that date, the airline will transition from Boeing 767-300ERs to 777-200ERs on flights between Tokyo Haneda and both Bangkok and Taipei.
Japan Airlines also plans to introduce its JAL Sky Suite on select routes. The airline will begin using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft outfitted with JAL Sky Suite on its Tokyo Narita-Ho Chi Minh City route on October 26, and on its Tokyo Narita-Sydney and Tokyo Haneda-San Francisco routes on December 1. The carrier will also introduce 787-8s outfitted with JAL Sky Suite on its service between Tokyo Narita and Frankfurt on December 1, and on its Tokyo Narita-New York service on January 1, 2015.
The airline also plans to decrease its Tokyo Narita-Seoul Incheon service from 14 to seven weekly flights on October 26, as well as its Tokyo Narita-Moscow service from four to three weekly flights, also on October 26.
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