28 April 2010

JAL Makes Major Announcement

Japan Airlines announced sweeping changes in a press release issued today.

Affecting Hawai‘i is the cancellation of JAZ70/79, the NRT-KOA flights effective October 30, 2010, and closing their KOA office. Also, with the retirement of their 46-plane 747-446 fleet (along with 22 A300B-600s), 767-346ERs will be the replacement aircraft for the Boeing jumbos, not their 777-246ERs. There will be a new daily flight serving HNL from HND beginning October 31, 2010. With fleet adjustment, there will be an estimated daily net loss of 625 seats.

JA613J (c/n 33849) is seen above departing Rwy 22L as JAZ79 to NRT after its stop at HNL from KOA.

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