JAL to cut Tokyo-London frequency

22 Oct 2009

Cash-strapped Japan Airlines (JAL) is planning to cut the frequency of its Tokyo-London route, according to Japanese reports.

Currently the Japanese flag carrier flies twice daily between Tokyo’s Narita International Airport and London Heathrow but this will be cut to just a single daily flight from November. Travel agents have already been informed but no public statement has been made by the airline, according to The Japan Times.

The London route is currently the sole remaining JAL European service that operates more than once a day, although JAL codeshares with other major carriers on several routes to European cities.

Other airlines covering the same, once lucrative, Tokyo-London route are British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA), which all fly direct services.

Kenny Coyle

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