Japan Airlines will cut domestic flight capacity between April 23 and May 6 by 48% in response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
Between April 23 and April 30, a total of 99 flights will be affected, this includes flights from Tokyo-Haneda to Ishigaki, Okinawa Naha to Amami Oshima, Miyako to Tarama.
More than 3,000 flights will be affected by the cancellations between May 1 and May 6. Affected routes include Haneda to Osaka Itami, New Chitose, Fukuoka and more. A full list of flights can be found here.
“For customers holding a ticketed reservation, an optional flight will be offered,” the carrier said in a statement.
Business Traveller Asia-Pacific has reached out to the airline for more information on what other options are available for passengers booked on cancelled flights.
Earlier this month, the airline reduced 45 per cent of its domestic services after Japan declared a state of emergency amid a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases in the country.
Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) has also drastically reduced its domestic flying capacity this month. A total of 7,152 ANA flights serving 89 different routes have been affected by the cancellations.
Japan Airlines also reduced approximately 85 per cent of its international services through April 30 this year amid the coronavirus pandemic. The carrier will continue to operate a reduced international flying schedule in May.