July 11, 2008

JAL May Abolish Some East Asia Flights

Tokyo, July 11 (Jiji Press)--Japan Airlines is planning to abolish some flights between Japan and the two East Asian countries of China and South Korea by March 2009, it was learned Friday.

JAL is considering reducing flight services in light of soaring fuel costs and a fall in profitability amid weakening travel demand, sources familiar with the matter said.

International flights subject to the abolishment plan include those between Narita International Airport and Xian in China, Chubu International Airport and South Korea's Pusan, and Fukuoka Airport and Shanghai, they said.

In addition, the airline is negotiating with parties concerned on its plan to quit domestic flight service between Kansai International Airport and Akita Airport, they said.END

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