Japan Airlines reorganises flight codes

21 Apr 2009

Japan Airlines (JAL) will reorganise its international passenger flights to prepare for next year’s projected traffic increase at Tokyo’s Narita and Haneda Airports.

This move, which aims to make flight numbers easier to understand and remember, results in all flights being numbered according to which region they fly to and will apply to its flights for the 2010 financial year starting on March 28, 2010.

For example, flights between Tokyo’s Narita airport and China and Taiwan will have three-digit flight numbers that start with the number eight. JAL international flights out of Haneda Airport will also be labelled with two-digit flight numbers to differentiate them with Haneda’s domestic flights.

These new flight numbers will take effect for all 2010 international flights booked after May 2 this year, and do not apply to codeshare flights.

Most JAL international flights are currently already grouped according to region, with a few exceptions.

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Joshua Tan

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