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JAL Reports 2010 Golden Week Passenger Traffic

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During the traditional Japanese Golden Week vacation period stretching for 8 days this year from 28 April to 5 May 2010, JAL carried 234,152 passengers on international flights - 13.8% down against the same period in 2009, and 1,016,046 passengers on domestic flights, 10.8% up against a year before.

The seat capacity on JAL international passenger routes is 21.6% less than last year. By region, there were cancellations due to the active volcano in Iceland as well as the unrest in Bangkok, while traffic to Taiwan and Oceania showed a minor increase. The resulting overall load factor was 80% which represents an increase of 7.1 percentage points against previous year.

There is a significant increase in passenger numbers on domestic flights to most regions in Japan this holiday season while capacity was trimmed down by 4.3% from the same period last year. Consequently, the seat load factor of domestic flights is 10.1 percentage points higher than previous year at 74.4%.

The group operated 28 additional flights including charter, to such international destinations as Honolulu, Guam, Palau, Bali, Cairns, Sanya in China and Cebu in the Philippines, as well as 54 flights on domestic Japan routes to support the demand for travel to such areas as Okinawa (Naha), as well as Sapporo.

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