JAL Previews 2014 Flight Schedule, Adds London, Ho Chi Minh City, Doubles New York Flights

By Jesse Sokolow on 22 January 2014
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A JAL aircraft taking off from Haneda

A JAL aircraft taking off from Haneda

Japan Airlines announced a number of flight schedule changes that will take effect on March 30.  In addition, the carrier also announced that it will be changing the aircraft on various routes from both Tokyo Haneda and Narita.

On March 30, the airline will begin new nonstop service between Tokyo Haneda and both London and Ho Chi Minh City.  The new service to London will operate using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, while the service to Ho Chi Minh City will use Boeing 767-300ERs.

Also on March 30, Japan Airlines will increase the frequency on both its Tokyo Haneda-Singapore and Tokyo Haneda-Bangkok routes from seven to 14 weekly flights.

From Tokyo Narita, the airline plans to double service to New York to 14 flights a week, also beginning March 30.  In addition, Japan Airlines will increase service between Tokyo Narita and Moscow to four weekly flights, up from three, between March 30 and October 25, with the additional weekly flight set to operate on Mondays.

The airline also said it plans to decrease the number of flights from Tokyo Narita to both Singapore and Bangkok from 14 flights a week to seven starting on March 30.

JAL also plans to change the aircraft it uses on various routes beginning March 30, including its service between Tokyo Narita and Vancouver, Honolulu, and Seoul Incheon.  The Vancouver and Honolulu routes will switch from Boeing 767-300ERs to Boeing 787-8s, while the service to Seoul will switch from 767-300ERs to 737-900 aircraft.

Japan Airlines will also cease using Boeing 787-8 aircraft on its Tokyo Haneda-Beijing route, and will begin using 767-300ER aircraft on March 30.

In addition, the airline will be installing JAL Sky Wider seating in more aircraft.  Currently, the wider and more comfortable seats are being installed on Boeing 777-300ER and 767-300ER aircraft, and by July JAL Sky Wider will be available on 22 aircraft.

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