Japan Airlines has announced its plans for the April 1st 2005 to March 31st 2006 period as far as fleet and route changes. The plan includes further introduction of the fuel-efficient B767-300ER, B777-200ER and inauguration of the B777-300ER on long haul routes and the phasing out of the DC-10 from scheduled service.
JAL will introduce the new B777-300ER on long haul flights to Europe. Complete detail of International routes can be found below. As for domestic routes, the plan takes into account the opening of Kobe Airport (Feb 2006) and Chubu Airport, Nagoya, (Feb 2005). While all JAL international and domestic flights operations now operating at Nagoya Komaki Airport will move to Chubu when it opens but commuter flights by subsidiary J-Air will be operated at Komaki. JAL will expand operations of domestic subsidiary JAL Express by the transfer of four MD-81 aircraft to that airline.
Fleet details :
To be retired..
1x 747-200 1x 747-200F 4x DC10-40s 3x A300 2x YS11
2x 777-300ER 2x 777-200ER 1x 777-200 3x 767-300ER 2x CRJ-200 2x Dh8-400
International route details :
Introduction of 2 weekly direct flights by 777-200ER from March 27th.
Suspension of service via Moscow. Direct service increases to 3 flights a week from March 27th.
Current daily 747-400 to change to 777-300ER, resulting in 14 flights per week by 777-200ER or 777-300ER from October 30th.
From 747-400 to 777-300ER, 7 flights weekly from October 30th.
Frequency increases by 1 to 10 a week from March 27th.
Frequency increases by 1 to 3 a week from March 27th.
Will upgrade from a DC10 to a B747, 7 flights a week from March 27th.
Frequency increases by 1 to 14 a week from March 27th.
Frequency increases by 1 to 21 a week from March 27th.
Will operate a daily charter service from July 14th through August 31st with 767-300ER.