July 25, 2008

JAL May Scrap Kobe-Kagoshima Flights

Tokyo, July 25 (Jiji Press)--Japan Airlines is considering abolishing its two daily round-trip flights connecting the western Japan city of Kobe and the southwestern city of Kagoshima at the end of January 2009, it was learned Friday.

The move is part of the company's plan to streamline its domestic and international flight operations to deal with higher fuel costs, sources said.

After negotiations with local governments and communities on the withdrawal, JAL plans to report the decision to the transport ministry later this month, the sources said.

The number of domestic routes that JAL plans to or may scrap by March 2009 now comes to 11, including five using Kansai International Airport in Osaka Prefecture.END

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