Japan Airlines has announced the intention to grow its flight frequency and fleet plans for FY2023 on both a domestic and international level.
The Japanese group reports strong recovery and market conditions for domestic flights and, as such, will be changing some of its routes. There’ll be an increase of service from Osaka (Itami) and Izumo from 4 round trips to 5 per day from October 29th. Meanwhile, Osaka (Itami) and Kagoshima will see 7 round trips per day grow to 8 from December 1st.
Additionally, the group notes that thanks to the new Hokkaido Air System (HAC), it’ll be able to see the launch of new routes from Sapporo (Okadama) from October 25th.
There will also be substantial increases in international flying as there is a positive market recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Notably, Narita to Hong Kong will increase from 3 flights to 5 per week for the summer schedule of 2023. Kansai and Los Angeles will also move from 4 flights to 5 per week. Kansai to Honolulu will move up to 5 flights per week, alongside Nagoya (Chubu) to Honolulu, growing from 3 to 4 flights per week.
October 2nd will be an essential date for the future fleet of Japan Airlines, with further details such as launch date, interior and in-flight services for their upcoming A350-1000 being revealed.
From late November 2023, the expectation is that the A350-1000 will debut on the Tokyo Haneda to New York route as part of the airline’s continued commitment to efficiency and excellent customer satisfaction levels.