Travellers with Japan Airlines will soon be able to book international flights up to nearly a year in advance, with the window for reservations set to increase from 330 days prior to the date of travel to 360 days.

The new rules, effective April 1, mean travellers will be able to begin booking international flights, as well as hotel reservations, for 2020 starting in April as opposed to May.

Japan Airlines says it has made the changes to its booking window in response to the growing demand for inbound travel from overseas travellers, which has been on the rise year-on-year.

At the moment, the booking period changes will only affect international flights, though Japan Airlines has said “equal efforts will be carried out for domestic flights going forward”.

Japan Airlines has been expanding its international network in recent months, with a new service to Seattle slated to take off in March and a daily service to Bengaluru scheduled for summer 2020.