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JAL Group Revises Route and Frequency Plan for FY06; Increase in Number of Flights to China, India & Thailand.

Tokyo, Japan, Aug 17, 2006 - (JCN Newswire) - The JAL Group has decided to revise its route and frequency plan for the second half of FY2006 (the year ending March 31, 2006). From October 29, 2006, JAL will increase the number of flights between Japan and China, India and Thailand, subject to government approval.

JAL will establish a daily service between Nagoya (Chubu) and Guangzhou by increasing the number of flights on the route from 3 to 7 per week. Flight frequency will be increased on JAL's Tokyo - Bangkok route from 14 to 21 flights per week, providing passengers with a three flights per day service. The airline will also increase the number of flights between Tokyo and New Delhi from 3 to 4 flights per week.

JAL will reduce from 14 to 7 flights per week its Tokyo - Chicago service, and suspend its 4 times-a-week service between Nagoya - Manila.

Based on a bilateral aviation agreement between the governments of Japan and China in July 2006, JAL plans to further increase flight frequency on its routes between the two countries.

The second half route and frequency revisions form part of the JAL Group's ongoing restructuring of its international, domestic and cargo businesses. Through route restructuring JAL aims to build a more profit-focused network, and return its international passenger business to profitability in FY2006.

In the JAL Group medium-term business plan FY2006-2010, the company forecasts a 13.5 billion yen (US$112.5 million) income improvement in FY2006 from route suspensions, flight frequency adjustments, and a review of aircraft scheduling. JAL's route restructuring measures led to an income improvement of 3 billion yen (US$25 million) in FY2005.

For full details o the revisions, please visis the JAL website:

About Japan Airlines Corporation

The JAL Group (TSE: 9201) is Japan's leading air transportation group, resulting from the integration of Japan Airlines and Japan Air System on October 2, 2002. On April 1, 2004 the Group was reorganized under a single "JAL/ Japan Airlines" brand, with Japan Airlines Domestic handling domestic passenger operations and Japan Airlines International responsible for international passenger and cargo operations. Coordinating the group is Japan Airlines Corporation, a holding company. JAL International and JAL Domestic will be integrated into one company in October 2006. For more information, please visit

Source: Japan Airlines Corporation

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