Japan Airlines (JAL) has announced additional cuts to its flight schedules for the month of April in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

The Japanese carrier will reduce approximately 85 per cent of its international services through April 30, 2020.

The airline said earlier this week it would cut its flying schedule by 77 per cent.

JAL will continue to fly to the following destinations between March 29 and April 30 with reduced capacity:

  • Americas: Chicago, Dallas Fort Worth, Boston, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego, Vancouver
  • Europe: London, Paris, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Moscow, Vladivostok
  • Southeast Asia: Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Delhi, Bengaluru, Jakarta, Manila, Bangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Oceania: Sydney, Melbourne
  • East Asia: Beijing, Dalian, Tianjin, Shanghai (Hongqiao, Pudong), Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Seoul (Gimpo), Busan, Taipei (Songshan/Taoyuan), Kaohsiung
  • Hawaii/Guam: Honolulu, Kona, Guam

The airline has also postponed the launch of its San Francisco-Tokyo Narita route, which it initially planned to launch on March 29.

JAL will also operate charter flights between Tokyo and Seoul.

These flights between Tokyo Narita and Seoul Incheon will operate on April 2, 7, 14, 21 and 28. The flights will depart Narita Airport at 1230 and arrive at Seoul Incheon at 1500, while the return leg will leave Seoul Incheon at 1630 and arrive at Tokyo Narita Airport at 1900.

The carrier said these flights are currently subject to approval from relevant government authorities.