As September comes to a close, Japan Airlines is making minor network improvements that will take effect as early as October and will reinforce the carrier’s position in the current environment.
Adjustments in October will target locations south of the carrier’s home base, while changes after October will be strategic for North American operations.
JL707’s Friday and Sunday service between Bangkok and Tokyo-Narita will now be augmented by JL708’s return leg over the three weeks between Oct. 10 and Oct. 30 on Japan Airlines’ timetable.
JL708 already runs on the same schedule as JL707 on all other days except Wednesday, which will be the only day JL707 operates. All flights from Bangkok are operated by Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.
Similarly, JL759 from Tokyo-Narita to Ho Chi Minh City will operate on a similar schedule between October 15 and October 30, with outbound leg JL759 operating daily and JL750 adding a Friday return.
On the revised timetable, the route will fly outward and return on all days except Wednesday and Sunday. The route is flown by JAL using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
Finally, travelers will be able to board an additional flight between Narita and Taipei on Saturday. Japan operates outbound JL809 to Taipei and returns leg JL802 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, in addition to the additional flight. The Boeing 767-300 flights will take place between October 1 and October 30.
Cargo flights to Melbourne will resume on Mondays and Thursdays in October, with JL8773 replacing JL773 and JL774, as a result of tightened restrictions between Victoria and tourists.
International flights out of Nagoya-Chubu will be given a boost on particular occasions beginning in October. Flights to Dallas will be supplemented on December 11th and 18th, while flights to Los Angeles will be supplemented on December 19th.
Additional flights between the southern Japanese metropolis and the long-haul destinations of Los Angeles and London-Heathrow will also benefit from the enhanced love.
JAL’s network of adjustments coincides with the airline’s expansion of its Corona Cover program in 2022. The earlier arrangement, under which the airline would cover passengers’ medical tests and quarantine costs, was set to expire at the end of September.
The program’s revised end date is January 10, 2022, with future expansions still feasible as the world recovers from the pandemic’s aftereffects.
Statistically, the airline is currently experiencing a 73 percent total reduction in foreign flight rates throughout the months of October and November. The number of flights has decreased from around 4,700 per month to around 3,500 now on the calendar.
Alternatively, during the winter travel months of December and January, the discounts will be reduced to 51%. The number of flights per month has decreased from the original 2,418 to around 1,200.