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JAL trims flight schedule after grounding Dreamliners
Tokyo, March 1, 2013

JAPAN Airlines (JAL) has tweaked its flight schedule for the period of March 31 to May 31 to accommodate operational adjustments after grounding its Boeing 787 Dreamliners in January (TTG Asia e-Daily, January 17, 2013).


The airline has decreased the frequencies of services out of Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, reducing Narita-Boston flights from seven to four times weekly, Narita-San Diego from seven to three times weekly and Narita-Honolulu from three to two daily round trip flights.


Domestically, JAL will run 16 daily round trips from Haneda Airport to Sapporo instead of 18, and decrease the number of Haneda-Okinawa (Naha) services from 14 to 12. However, the carrier will operate 13 flights every day to Okinawa between March 31 and April 1, and April 27 and May 6.


Due to the grounding of Dreamliner aircraft, changes in aircraft deployment will be made on the following routes: the B767-300ER replaces the B787-8 for flights from Narita and Haneda to Singapore; the B777-200ER will take over from the B787-8 on routes from Narita to Boston, San Diego and Moscow; Haneda-Beijing will be plied by a B737-800 instead of a B787-8; and Haneda-Shanghai will be served by the B767-300ER and not the B777-200ER.

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