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JAL Reduces Capacity on 5 International Routes; Increases Cargo Fuel Surcharge

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The JAL Group (JAL) has made further adjustments to its international flight frequency and fleet plan for the second half of fiscal year 2009, the year ending March 31, 2010.

Flight frequency on two international routes - Tokyo (Narita) to Sao Paulo via New York, and Tokyo (Narita) to Shanghai, will be reduced  between January and March, 2010, when passenger demand on these routes is expected to be weak. Capacity will also be lowered by means of downsizing the aircraft used on 3 other international routes between Tokyo and Beijing as well as Hong Kong for a similar length of time.

Customers who have already made reservations on these flights should contact JAL.

JAL Cargo Fuel Surcharge for January 2010

JAL has also applied to the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to revise from January 1, 2010, its international cargo fuel surcharge for flights departing from Japan only.

As the average fuel price of Singapore kerosene for the month of November in 2009 was US$85.08 per barrel, the benchmark fuel price used for calculation of the fuel surcharge level in October will be within the range of US$85.00 to US$89.99 per barrel.

JAL's international cargo fuel surcharge will therefore increase on long-haul international routes from 73 yen per kg to 80 yen, on medium-haul international routes from 63 yen per kg to 69 yen, and on short-haul routes from 53 yen per kg to 58 yen accordingly.

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