Based on recent market supply and demand, JAL Group (JAL) is increasing flights, adding routes, and using larger aircraft.
On the international network, flight frequency between Tokyo (Narita) and Moscow will increase to 3 services a week from March 27, 2011. To meet a robust travel demand between Tokyo (Haneda) and Honolulu, a larger aircraft has also been assigned to fly that route from March 27.
Domestically, starting from the summer schedule of 2011, JAL subsidiary Japan Air Commuter (JAC) will inaugurate flights from Fukuoka to two southern islands in Japan – Amami-oshima and Yakushima. The latter, to the south of Kyushu, is famed for its age-old forest, which was named a World Heritage Site in 1993. JAC is the only commercial airline with scheduled flights to Yakushima airport and already flies there daily from Kagoshima and Osaka (Itami).
Additionally, to effectively maximize the use of expanded availability of slots at Tokyo’s Haneda airport, JAL will increase the number of daily flights from Tokyo’s Haneda airport to 6 select domestic destinations. Daily frequency of flights on 11 other routes will also be raised during this seasonally high traffic half of the year.