Articles Tagged ‘JAL’
Wide-body aircraft on short- and medium-haul routes; Japan is leading market in 2018, ANA and JAL top airline rankings
Wide-body aircraft are typically linked with long-haul services. In recent years this has included new low-cost routes, but some carriers choose to deploy twin-aisle types on shorter sectors. Nick Preston reveals the leading airlines, airports and country markets for short- and medium-haul wide-body flights in S18.
Asia’s Top 15 airlines drop almost 300 routes in last 12 months but start over 550; AirAsia only one not to drop any routes
We examine Asia’s top 15 airlines and airports to see which have seen the most services dropped and launched in the last 12 months. China’s airlines are expanding rapidly (no surprise), but only one of the top 15 airlines has not dropped any routes.
With Japan’s two largest carriers not growing their domestic capacities, other carriers now account for more than one-quarter of the market with the likes of Jetstar Japan, Peach and Vanilla Air all growing. With their 787 fleets ANA and JAL have even reported double-digit international growth in April and May this year.
Japan Airlines launches Helsinki Airport as its fifth European destination from Tokyo Narita Airport.
Growth seems to be returning to Sapporo Chitose Airport again, with anna.aero 2013 estimates of close to 18 million annual passengers anticipated at the airport serving the fourth largest city in Japan. Sounds like a reason to celebrate with a local beer!
JAL launches flights from Osaka Itami to Hakodate, Matsuyama and Misawa; starts flying from Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya Chubu.
Japanese domestic air travel market growing again thanks to emergence of AirAsia Japan, Jetstar Japan and Peach
Japan’s two biggest carriers, ANA and Japan Airlines, reported a combined growth of almost 6% in their domestic traffic in 2012. But compared with 2010 demand is still down 7%. However, the new breed of local LCCs has resulted in domestic capacity being almost 8% up in April.
According to AAPA, the collection of 25 airlines for which it collects traffic data showed an increase in international traffic in 2012 of 7%. Load factors also improved by 1.5 percentage points to almost 78%, while ASKs grew by a more modest 3.9%.
Heathrow becomes airport #50 for 787; average sector 3,400km – 25% of its 15,000km range capability!
Most of the eight airlines operating the Boeing 787 are keeping them close to base while they build-up familiarity with the new airframe. At 5,245 kilometres, Qatar Airways’ Doha to London 787 route which touched down for the first time on 14 December, is only using around one-third of the aircraft’s 15,000 kilometre range capability.
JAL connects Tokyo Narita and San Diego, CA with non-stop 787 services.
Japan’s domestic market is being shaken up gradually by the growth of three locally-based LCCs supported by ANA and JAL. But which of the three has grabbed the biggest share of the domestic market to date, and which other Japanese carriers have added capacity this winter compared with last year?
Revitalised JAL using 787s to launch new flights to North America (Boston and San Diego) and Europe (Helsinki)
oneworld member Japan Airlines has seen annual passenger numbers decline by almost 40% in just six years, but is now entering a new phase following emergence from bankruptcy. What have been the airline’s biggest network changes and which new routes will its 787s be launching soon?