Third Update at 0915GMT 16JAN13
Update at 0640GMT 04DEC12
Update at 0820GMT 13NOV12
JAL today announced the increase of Tokyo Narita – San Diego service, ahead of service launch on 02DEC12. From 02MAR13, service will increase from 4 weekly to daily, on board Boeing 787 aircraft.
Reservation for the new flight, Day 246, will be opened soon. Schedule:
Update at 0700GMT 07NOV12
JAL and Bangkok Airways has announced the launch of codeshare service, which will be in effect from 15NOV12. The codeshare partnership was first highlighted on Airline Route via twitter on 31OCT12.
Planned Codeshare Routes:
Update at 0910GMT 10OCT12
As per 10OCT12 GDS timetable display, JAL is moving forward planned Tokyo Narita – Helsinki launch to late-February 2013.
The airline now plans to begin operation from 25FEB13 instead of mid-March 2013. Service to be operated by Boeing 787 aircraft 4 times a week. Reservation for this route is expected to be open soon. Schedule:
Update at 1300GMT 05OCT12
JAL is extending planned operational reductions to China. Service reductions will be in effect from 10OCT12 to 17NOV12, instead of till 27OCT12.
Update at 0740GMT 03OCT12
JAL in Winter 2012/13 season for the 9th year in a row will operate winter charter service to Fairbanks in Alaska, on board Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.
The airline will operate a total of 15 round-trip charter flights from 6 cities in Japan. Details:
Update at 0020GMT 30SEP12
JAL and British Airways starting 01OCT12 will launch Joint-Venture Operation on flights between Japan and Europe.
Simultaneously, JAL and BA will also expand their codeshare operation. Planned new codeshare routes are:
Update at 0001GMT 26SEP12
JAL starting 14OCT12 will begin Boeing 787 operation on Tokyo Haneda – Singapore and Tokyo Narita – Singapore route. Initially, service operates 3 weekly each on both routes. From 28OCT12, all service to Singapore will be operated by Boeing 787 aircraft on daily basis as planned.
Update at 0820GMT 11SEP12
JAL from 31MAR13 is changing operational flight numbers on selected International services. Service from Tokyo Haneda to Beijing, Hong Kong, Taipei Song Shan, as well as Hawaii service (excludes Tokyo Haneda) will see flight number changes.
Flight number changes are underway in the GDS at time this post goes to press. Details:
Update at 0100GMT 06SEP12
JAL and British Airways on 01OCT12 expands codeshare cooperation, which will includes London Heathrow – Tokyo Haneda and London Heathrow – Tokyo Narita service. From the same date, the two will begin joint-venture operation on Japan – Europe flight, giving passengers more schedule and fare options.
Reservation for the codeshare flight begins today.
Schedule (01OCT12 – 27OCT12 only):
Update at 0740GMT 22AUG12
JAL has further postponed planned Boeing 787 service resumption on Tokyo Haneda – Beijing route. Planned Boeing 787 operation is now scheduled to resume from 16SEP12, instead of 01SEP12.
Update at 0530GMT 16AUG12
JAL starting January 2013 is introducing retrofitted Boeing 777-300ER operation, which sees improved seating on all 4-class of service. The new 232-seater Boeing 777-300ER aircraft is to enter operation on Tokyo Narita – London Heathrow route as early as January 2013.
Update at 0535GMT 15AUG12
As per 15AUG12 GDS timetable and inventory display, initial changes to JAL’s Winter 2012/13 International operation, effective 28OCT12, as follows. As always additional changes remain possible.
Update at 0010GMT 08AUG12
JAL starting 28OCT12 is cutting capacity on Tokyo Narita – Taipei Taoyuan route, as 2 daily flights will be operated by Boeing 737-800 aircraft only. Currently the oneWorld member operates Boeing 737-800 and 767-300ER once a day each.
Update at 0440GMT 22JUL12
JAL has announced extension of planned cancellation of Boeing 787 service on Tokyo Haneda – Beijing route. The oneWorld member previously planned to resume service by Boeing 787 from 01AUG12, but this has been postponed until 01SEP12.
It will continue to operate Boeing 767 aircraft for the month of August 2012 with following schedule:
Update at 0920GMT 13JUN12
JAL starting 28OCT12 is to increase Tokyo Narita – Delhi operation from 5 weekly to daily, with new flight operates on Mondays and Saturdays. In addition, this route starting 01DEC12 will be operated by Boeing 777-200ER only, therefore increasing capacity on this route.
On separate note, the oneWorld member starting 01DEC12 is to move operational days on Tokyo Narita – Moscow Domodedovo service, currently operated by Boeing 787 aircraft. Schedule: