JAL Group Route Restructure Announcement

JAL Group on Wednesday (28APR10) announced it’s network restructure plan, which goes into effect from 01OCT10. Including the route restructure, it is also retiring all Boeing 747-400 and Airbus A300-600R aircraft by the end of March 2011. These measures will accelerate the Group’s cost-cutting plan goal from 3 years to just under 12 months.

The latest restructure announced by the airline sees additional 15 routes (86 weekly flights) on International service and additional 30 Domestic routes (up to 58 Daily) flights being canceled. In total, JAL Group is cutting 28 International Routes (including pulling-out of 11 airports) and 50 Domestic (8 airports pull out). Compared to FY2008, Available Seat Kilometer (ASK) offered, sees 40% and 30% reduction on International and Domestic service.

Details below:

In the table below:
Haneda / Narita = Tokyo
Chubu / Komaki = Nagoya
Itami / Kansai = Osaka

Boeing 747
Boeing 747-400 International Operation ends on 30OCT10. Long-haul service will then be operated by mostly Boeing 777-200ER/-300ER.

SUSPENSION Current Freq Effective
Narita – Amsterdam Daily 30SEP10
Narita – Brisbane Daily 30SEP10
Narita – Denpasar Daily 01OCT10
Narita – Kona – Honolulu – Narita Daily 01OCT10
Narita – Milan Malpensa 4 weekly 30SEP10
Narita – New York – Sao Paulo 2 weekly 30SEP10
Narita – Rome 3 weekly 01OCT10
Kansai – Beijing Daily 01OCT10
Kansai – Denpasar Daily 30SEP10
Kansai – Guam Daily 01OCT10
Kansai – Guangzhou 3 weekly 01OCT10
Kansai – Hong Kong Daily 01OCT10
Chubu – Bangkok Daily 01OCT10
Chubu – Guangzhou Daily 01OCT10

Frequency Reductions

Route Changes Effective Remark
Narita – Beijing 2 > 1 Daily 01OCT10 JL863/864 CXLD
Narita – Guam 2 > 1 Daily 31OCT10 JO949/940 CXLD
Narita – Hong Kong 2 > 1 Daily 31OCT10 JL731/732 CXLD
Narita – San Francisco 1 > 0 Daily 31OCT10
Narita – Seoul Incheon 3 > 2 Daily 31OCT10 JL955/956 CXLD
Narita – Taipei Taoyuan 3 > 2 Daily 31OCT10 JL801/806 CXLD

It has also announced it’ll be launching following International routes from Tokyo Haneda

ROUTE Freq Effective
Haneda – Bangkok NEW 1 Daily 31OCT10
Haneda – Beijing 1 > 2 Daily 31OCT10
Haneda – Hong Kong 3 > 7 weekly 31OCT10
Haneda – Honolulu NEW 1 Daily 31OCT10
Haneda – Paris NEW 1 Daily 31OCT10
Haneda – San Francisco NEW 1 Daily 31OCT10
Haneda – Seoul Gimpo 2 > 3 Daily 31OCT10
Haneda – Shanghai Hongqiao 1 > 2 Daily 31OCT10
Haneda – Taipei Sung Shan NEW 2 Daily 31OCT10

International Aircraft Downsizing

Route Changes Effective Remark
Narita – Bangkok 777 > 763 01OCT10 JO707/708
Narita – Beijing 763 > 738 01OCT10 JL869/860
Narita – Honolulu 744 > 763 01OCT10

31OCT10

JO072/071

JO074/073

Narita – Shanghai Pu Dong 763 > 738 01OCT10 JL877/874
Narita – Singapore 777 > 763 01OCT10 JL711/712
Narita – Vancouver 744 > 777 01OCT10
Haneda – Seoul Gimpo 744 > 772

772 > 763

OCT10

31OCT10

JL091/092

JL093/094

Haneda – Shanghai Hongqiao 777 > 763 01OCT10
Kansai – Honolulu 744 > 763 31OCT10
Kansai – Shanghai Pu Dong 763 > 738 01OCT10 JL891/894
Chubu – Honolulu 744 > 763 01OCT10
Chubu – Shanghai Pu Dong 763 > 738 01OCT10

DOMESTIC ROUTE SUSPENSIONS

Route Current Freq. Effective
Chubu – Sendai 2 Daily JEX 01OCT10
Chubu – Aomori 2 Daily JAL/J-Air 31OCT10
Chubu – Kagoshima 3 Daily JEX 31OCT10
Komaki – Fukuoka 5 Daily JAL/J-Air 31OCT10
Komaki – Nagasaki 1 Daily JAL/J-Air 31OCT10
Komaki – Obihiro 1 Daily JAL/J-Air 31OCT10
Komaki – Yamagata 1 Daily JAL/J-Air 31OCT10
Itami – Matsuyama 5 Daily JAC 31OCT10
Itami – Misawa 1 Daily JAC 31OCT10
Kansai – Fukuoka 2 Daily JAL/J-Air 31OCT10
Sapporo Chitose – Yamagata 1 Daily JAL/J-Air 31OCT10
Hiroshima-Nishi – Kagoshima 3 Daily JAC 31OCT10
Hiroshima-Nishi – Miyazaki 1 Daily JAC 31OCT10
Kagoshima – Okayama 2 Daily JAC 31OCT10
Kagoshima – Takamatsu 1 Daily JAC 31OCT10
Okinawa – Okayama 1 Daily JTA 31OCT10
Komaki – Akita 2 Daily JAL/J-Air 01MAR11
Komaki – Matsuyama 2 Daily JAL/J-Air 01MAR11
Komaki – Kochi 2 Daily JAL/J-Air 27MAR11
Komaki – Kumamoto 3 Daily JAL/J-Air 27MAR11
Komaki – Niigata 2 Daily JAL/J-Air 27MAR11
Sapporo Chitose – Izumo* 1 Daily JAL/J-Air 27MAR11
Sapporo Chitose – Tokushima* 1 Daily JAL/J-Air 27MAR11

*Seasonal operation in Jul/Aug only

HAC (Hokkaido Air Commuter) Suspensions

Route Current Freq. Effective
Sapporo Chitose – Hakodate* 1 Daily
Sapporo Chitose – Kushiro 6 Daily
Okadama – Hakodate 3 Daily
Okadama – Kushiro 1 Daily
Hakodate – Asahikawa 1 Daily
Hakodate –  Kushiro 1 Daily
Hakodate – Okushiri 1 Daily

*Seasonal flight Dec – Mar only

Domestic Reductions

Route Changes Effective Remark
Kansai – Fukuoka 2 > 1 Daily 01OCT10 CXLD 31OCT10-
Kansai – Okinawa 5 > 4 Daily 01OCT10
Kansai – Sapporo Chitose 5 > 3 Daily 01OCT10
Sapporo Chitose – Aomori 2 > 1 Daily 01OCT10 till 30OCT10
Sapporo Chitose – Memanbetsu 4 > 3 Daily 01OCT10
Chubu – Kagoshima 3 > 1 Daily 01OCT10 CXLD 31OCT10-
Chubu – Sapporo Chitose 6 > 4 Daily 01OCT10
Komaki – Akita 2 > 1 Daily 01OCT10 till 30OCT10

CXLD 01MAR11-

Komaki – Fukuoka 5 > 4 Daily 01OCT10 CXLD 31OCT10-
Komaki – Kumamoto 3 > 2 Daily 01OCT10 till 30OCT10

CXLD 27MAR11-

Komaki – Matsuyama 2 > 1 Daily 01OCT10 till 30OCT10

CXLD 01MAR11-

Fukuoka – Okinawa 6 > 5 Daily 01OCT10
Fukuoka – Sendai 3 > 2 Daily 01OCT10

Note the city highlighted in BOLD represents the airport will lose JAL service.