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J-Air retires its last two Bombardier CRJ200s

Type Retired: January 31, 2018 (JL2310 Matsuyama - Osaka Itami with JA208J)

J-Air on January 31, 2018 operated its last Bombardier (Canadair) CRJ200 regional jet revenue flights. The last flight was operated with JA208J which arrived at Osaka (Itami) from Matsuyama as flight JL2310 at 20:19 (8:19 PM) local time on spot number 24.

JA209J previously arrived from Fukuoka as flight JL2058 at 17:22 (5:22 PM) local time.

In other news, parent JAL – Japan Airlines previously announced its fleet plans for Fiscal Year 2018:

JAL Group (JAL) on January 18, 2018 announced its flight frequency and fleet plans on both international and domestic routes during FY2018 (ending March 31, 2019).

In December 2017, JAL announced double daily service between Tokyo (Narita) = Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) and Osaka (Kansai) = Honolulu through October 27, 2018. (*1) Based on recent travel demands, the carrier confirmed today that it will extend and maintain 14 flights per week for both routes until March 30, 2019.

Also, in an effort to match the demand between Japan and Russia following the relaxation of visa requirements, JAL will offer seasonal daily flights on its Tokyo (Narita) = Moscow (Domodedovo) service from July 1 through October 27.

The highly acclaimed JAL SKY SUITE configured aircraft (*2) will be introduced on the carrier`s second daily Tokyo (Haneda) = Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) service from August 1, 2018, which allows both flights from Haneda to feature the carrier`s top-of-the-line seat products in all classes of travel.

In addition, JAL will progressively change aircraft configurations through the first half of FY2018. For routes in the US, the carrier will increase seat capacity on flights to/from Dallas Fort Worth by implementing the 787-9 aircraft from May 1, featuring 44 fully-flat Business Class seats, 35 Premium Economy seats, and 116 seats in Economy Class. During Japan`s summer peak travel season (Aug. 10 – Aug 17, 2018), JAL will offer First Class service on one of its Tokyo (Narita) = Honolulu route by operating the 777-300ER aircraft. In other major changes, one of JAL`s Tokyo (Narita) = Manila service will start offering Premium Economy service from July 1, when the 787-9 aircraft is implemented on this route. For the full list, please refer to the chart below.

Moving forward to Japan-domestic routes, JAL will continue to improve the quality of its products and services with a focus on the JAL SKY NEXT aircraft (*3). The carrier will also offer up to 18 daily flights on its Haneda = Sapporo (New-Chitose) routes during the peak travel season to adjust to the demand for this market. For aircraft changes, JAL will expand operations of the Embraer 190 (*4), which features Class J and Free Wi-Fi Video Program services primarily on regional flights to and from Osaka (Itami) airport.

Furthermore, JAL will inaugurate new routes between the islands of Tokunoshima = Okinoerabu = Okinawa (Naha) from July 1, 2018, to connect travel between the Amami islands (*5) and Okinawa (Naha), also known as the “Amami Islands Hopping Route.”

All flights and schedules listed on this release are subject to government approval.

The JAL Group will continue to embrace new challenges to deliver greater customer convenience and comfort, enhance its networks, and improve the quality of products and services.

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(*1) JAL Group Announces Flight Frequency Increase in FY2018      Dec 19 Release     – Dec 1 Release

(*2) For more information about JAL SKY SUITE configured aircraft, please visit https://www.jal.co.jp/en/newsky/

(*3) For more information about JAL SKY NEXT service, please visit www.jal.co.jp/en/skynext/

(*4) For service with J-AIR’s EMBRAER190, please visit http://press.jal.co.jp/en/release/201701/004127.html

(*5) Amami Islands include Amami Oshima Island, Kikaijima Island, Tokunoshima Island, Okinoerabu Island and Yoron Island.

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【International Network – Flight Frequency Increase】

 Route

Flight No.

Effective Period

Aircraft Type

Details

Osaka (Kansai) = Honolulu

JL8792/8791

Oct. 28, 2018 ~ Mar. 30, 2019

787-8

Maintain 14 weekly (*6)

Tokyo (Narita) =

Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi)

JL717/718

Oct. 28, 2018 ~ Mar. 30, 2019

787-8 (SS8)

787-9 (SS9II)

Maintain 14 weekly (*6)

Tokyo (Narita) =

Moscow (Domodedovo)

JL421/422

Mar.25 ~ Jun.30, 2018

787-8 (SS8)

4 weekly ⇒ 5 weekly

Jul. 1 ~ Oct. 27, 2018

5 weekly ⇒ 7 weekly

Oct. 28, 2018 ~

7 weekly ⇒ 4 weekly

(*6) Reservations and ticket sales for the flights after October 28 will begin January 24, 2018 (2:00PM Japan Time).

 

JAL SKY SUITE Configured Aircraft – Additional Route

 Route

Flight No.

Effective Period

Details

Tokyo (Haneda) =

Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi)

JL033/032

Aug. 1, 2018 ~

787-8 ⇒ 777-200ER (SS2) (*7)

(*7) Premium Economy service will be available. Reservations and ticket sales will begin January 24, 2018 (2:00PM Japan Time).

 

Aircraft Change

 Route

Flight No.

Effective Period

Details

Tokyo (Narita) = Dallas Fort Worth

JL12/11

May 1, 2018 ~

 787-8 (SS8)

787-9 (SS9)

Tokyo (Narita) = Hanoi

JL751/752

 May 1, 2018 (*8)~

 787-8 (SS8)

      ⇒

787-9 (SS9)

Tokyo (Narita) = Honolulu

JL782/789

Aug. 1, 2018 ~

777-200ER(SS2)

      ⇒

787-9 (SS9II)

Aug. 10 ~ 17, 2018

787-9 (SS9II)

777-300ER(SS7)(*16)

Tokyo (Narita) = Jakarta

JL729/720

Apr. 8, 2018 (*9) ~

767-300ER(SS6)

787-8 (SS8) (*17)

Tokyo (Narita) = Manila

JL741/742

Jul. 1, 2018 ~

767-300ER(SS6)

787-9 (SS9II) (*17)

Tokyo (Narita)=Hong Kong

JL735/736

Apr. 8~May 6, 2018 (*10)

787-9 (SS9)

767-300ER (SS6)

May 7, 2018 (*11) ~

767-300ER(SS6)

787-8

Tokyo(Haneda)=Seoul(Gimpo)

JL095/090

Aug. 1, 2018 (*12) ~

767-300ER

787-8

Tokyo (Haneda) = Beijing

JL025/020

May 6, 2018 (*13) ~

787-8

767-300ER

Tokyo (Narita) = Beijing

JL869/860

Mar. 25~Jun.7, 2018 (*14)

767-300ER(SS6)

787-8 (SS8)

767-300ER

Jun. 8, 2018~ (*15)

787-8 (SS8)

767-300ER

737-800

(*8) Aircraft of JL752 will be changed from May 2, 2018.                      (*9) Aircraft of JL720 will be changed from Apr. 9, 2018.

(*10) Aircraft of JL736 will be changed from Apr. 9 to May 7, 2018.     (*11) Aircraft of JL736 will be changed from May 8, 2018.

(*12) Aircraft of JL090 will be changed from Aug. 2, 2018.                   (*13) Aircraft of JL020 will be changed from May 7, 2018.     

(*14) Aircraft of JL860 will be changed from Mar. 26 to Jun. 8, 2018.    (*15) Aircraft of JL860 will be changed from Jun. 9, 2018.

(*16) First class service will be available. Reservations and ticket sales will begin January 24, 2018 (2:00PM Japan Time).

(*17) Premium Economy class service will be available. Reservations and ticket sales will begin January 24, 2018 (2:00PM Japan Time).

 

Domestic Network – Flight Frequency Increase

 Route

Effective Period

Details

Remarks

Tokyo (Haneda) =

Sapporo (New-Chitose)

Mar. 25 ~ Apr. 30, 2018

Jul. 1 ~ Aug. 31, 2018

16 daily ⇒ 17 daily

42 days within this period (*18)

Mar. 1 ~ Jul. 13, 2018

Sep.1 ~ Oct. 27,2018

16 daily⇒17 or 18 daily

(*18)

Osaka (Itami) =

Sapporo (New-Chitose)

Jul. 1 ~ Aug. 31, 2018

4 daily ⇒ 5 daily

6 daily flight from Jul. 14 to Aug. 31

Osaka (Itami) = Okinawa(Naha)

May. 7 ~ May. 31, 2018

2 daily ⇒ 3 daily

Osaka (Itami) = Sendai

May. 7, 2018 ~

7 daily ⇒ 8 daily

Sapporo (New-Chitose) =

Memambetsu

Jun. 1 ~ Aug. 31, 2018

3 daily ⇒ 4 daily

Fukuoka = Tokushima

Mar. 25, 2018 ~

1 daily ⇒ 2 daily

Okayama = Okinawa (Naha)

May. 8 ~ May. 19, 2018

1 daily ⇒ 2 or 3 daily

12 days within this period (*18)

Kagoshima = Yakushima

Apr. 1, 2018 ~

4 daily ⇒ 5 or 6 daily

(*18)

Kagoshima = Amami Oshima

Mar. 25 ~ Mar. 31, 2018

Apr. 26, 2018 ~

7 daily ⇒ 8 or 9 daily

(*18)

Kagoshima = Yoron

Jun. 15 ~ Jun. 30, 2018

1 daily ⇒ 2 daily

Tokunoshima = Okinoerabu

Jul. 1, 2018 ~

0 daily ⇒ 1 daily

New route

Okinawa (Naha) = Okinoerabu

Jul. 1, 2018 ~

0 daily ⇒ 1 daily

New route

Amami Oshima = Yoron

Jul. 1, 2018 ~

0.5 daily (*19) ⇒ 1 daily

(*18) For more information, please visit http://www.jal.co.jp/en

(*19) Amami Oshima – Yoron is operated on Tue, Thu. and Sat. Yoron – Amami Oshima is operated on Mon. Wed. Fri. and Sun.

 

Flight Frequency Decrease

 Route

Effective Period

Details

Remarks

Osaka (Itami) = Fukuoka

May. 7 ~ May. 31, 2018

Jul. 1 ~ Aug. 31, 2018

4 daily ⇒ 3 daily

Osaka (Itami) = Izumo

May. 7, 2018 ~

5 daily ⇒ 4 daily

(*20)

Nagoya (Chubu) =

Sapporo (New-Chitose)

May. 7 ~ May. 31, 2018

5 daily ⇒ 4 daily

(*20) 4 daily flights will be operated with the EMBRAER170 from May 7, 2018.

 

Flight Suspension

 Route

Effective Period

Details

Remarks

Amami Oshima = Okinoerabu

Jul. 1, 2018 ~

0.5 daily (*21) ⇒ 0 daily

(*23)

Okinoerabu = Yoron

Jul. 1, 2018 ~

0.5 daily (*22) ⇒ 0 daily

(*23)

(*21) Amami Oshima – Okinoerabu will be operated on Mon. Wed. Fri. and Sun. Okinoerabu – Amami Oshima will be operated on Tue, Thu. and Sat.

(*22) Okinoerabu – Yoron will be operated on Mon. Wed. Fri. and Sun. Yoron – Okinoerabu will be operated on Tue, Thu. and Sat.

(*23) Flight suspension due to change of connection point associated with the inauguration of the “Amami Islands Hopping Route”.

 

Major Aircraft Change

EMBRAER170 → EMBRAER190                                                                  DHC-8-400  → EMBRAER170

(76 Economy)     (15 Class J/80 Economy)                                                                   (74 Economy)    (76 Economy)

Route

Effective Period

Route

Effective Period

Tokyo (Haneda) = Yamagata

Mar. 25, 2018 ~

Osaka (Itami) = Oki

May 7, 2018 ~ (*24)

Tokyo (Haneda) = Misawa

Mar. 25, 2018 ~

Osaka (Itami) = Tanegashima

Aug. 1 ~ Aug. 31, 2018

(Seasonal operation)

Osaka (Itami) = Akita

May. 7, 2018 ~

       (*24) Boeing 737-800 will be operated Aug. 1-31

Osaka (Itami) = Matsuyama

May. 7, 2018 ~

Sapporo (New-Chitose) = Aomori

Aug. 1, 2018 ~

 

     Boeing 737-400     → Boeing 737-800                                                       SAAB340B/DHC-8-400  → ATR 42-600

         (20 Class J/125 Economy)  (20 Class J/145 Economy)                                          (36 Economy) (74 Economy)    (48 Economy)

Route

Effective Period

Route

Effective Period

Okinawa (Naha)=Kumejima

May. 22, 2018 ~

Osaka (Itami) = Tajima

May. 7, 2018 ~

Tokyo (Haneda) = Kumejima

Jul. 14~Aug. 31, 2018

(Seasonal operation)

Osaka (Itami) = Yakushima

May. 7, 2018 ~

Fukuoka = Yakushima

Jul. 1, 2018 ~

Amami Oshima = Tokunoshima

Jul. 1, 2018 ~

Copyright Photo: JAL-Japan Airlines (J-Air) Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) JA204J (msn 7643) CTS (Robbie Shaw). Image: 933465.

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JAL to add 15 Embraer E170s and E190s for J-Air

Embraer S.A. has signed a firm order with JAL-Japan Airlines (Tokyo) for a total of 15 E-Jets comprising the E170 and the E190 jets models, as well as for an additional twelve E-Jets family options.

All aircraft will be operated by Japan Airlines’ wholly owned subsidiary, J-Air (Osaka-Itami Airport). This order is added to the existing 15 Embraer E170s that the airline currently flies. New deliveries of E-Jets are scheduled from 2015.

J-Air currently operates 176 daily flights across its network of 21 cities that include Osaka-Itami, Sapporo, Sendai, Kagoshima, Miyazaki, and Fukuoka.

Copyright Photo: Akira Uekawa/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 170-100ST JA218J (msn 17000314) completes its final approach at Tokyo (Haneda) in the old 2002 livery.

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JAL orders four additional Embraer 170s for J-Air

Embraer S.A. disclosed a firm order from Japan Airlines (JAL) (Tokyo) today for another four Embraer 170 jets. The firm order is already included in Embraer’s backlog as an “undisclosed” customer. With this new agreement, the total number of firm orders for the E170 from JAL is 15 aircraft.

As with the previous aircraft ordered by JAL, these four E170s will be configured with 76 seats in a single-class layout and will be operated by J-Air (Nagoya), JAL’s wholly owned subsidiary that serves the company’s domestic network. The airline already operates twelve E170s, with an outstanding dispatch reliability of 99.7% over the last 12 months.

Copyright Photo: Akira Uekawa/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 170-100ST JA218J (msn 17000314) approaches Tokyo (Haneda) for landing.

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