Japan Airlines to reduce Bangkok-bound flights

18 May 2010

Effective June 1, Japan Airlines (JAL) will cut its flight frequency to Bangkok as the worsening political turmoil in the country causes passenger numbers to plummet.

JAL said the flight reduction is temporary and will only cover the month of June.

“We strive to responsively adjust our capacity to match sudden changes in demand resulting from event risks that confront the airline industry, such as the current anti-governtment demonstrations in Bangkok, which have led to a decline in passenger bookings,” the company said in a statement.

The airline has two routes to Bangkok, one originating from Kansai (Osaka) and the other from Chubu (Nagoya). Normally, JAL runs a daily service on both routes.
Between June 1 and June 30, however, the number of flights from Kansai to Bangkok will go down to four weekly flights – every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday; while air services from Chubu to Bangkok will be reduced to three times a week, every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

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Gigi Onag

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