JAL has revealed its passenger traffic results
for the annual Japanese "Golden Week" vacation that stretched from
Friday, 25 April to Tuesday, 6 May 2014.
Compared to the holiday
period last year, capacity during this period was 2.2% more on
international routes and 2.9% less on domestic routes.
a total of 288,495 passengers on its international flights and
1,099,695 passengers on the group's domestic flights, which
represents a 4.7% increase in travellers that went abroad, and 1.4%
decrease in travel within the country versus a year ago.
In spite of shorter span of this year's
holidays, the passenger count on routes to resort destinations
such as Hawaii and Guam was in good shape. As a result, the total
passenger count on the international routes has been approximately
five percentage points up compared to last year, and the seat load
factor is about two percentage points up to 79.6% than last year.
Japan, JAL offered capacity approximately 3% down than last year,
and the seat load factor was one percentage point up compared to
last year. On Kyushu routes, the seat load factor
increased by more than five percentage points compared to last
year thanks to the demand for homecoming and domestic travel.
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