JAL Group carried a total of 437,334 passengers on its international flights and 1,569,379 passengers domestically during the 17-day New Year vacation period in Japan between December 19, 2014 and January 4, 2015.
On International routes, passenger count increased 3.3% versus the same period last year in line with a 0.7% up in the number of available seats. Overall load factor increased 2.1 percentage points to 84.7% on the Group’s international routes when compared to the same period last year.
The number of passengers on domestic routes decreased 2.3% while seat capacity has been lowered by 0.4% compared to last year. Overall domestic load factor dropped approx. 1.3 percentage points to 68.9% than previous year.
During this period, the JAL Group operated 22 chartered flights to Fairbanks, Honolulu, Guam, Saipan and Palau as well as 5 extra flights to Honolulu. Meanwhile, the airline also operated 8 extra flights between Tokyo (Haneda) and Sapporo, 12 extra flights between Tokyo (Haneda) and Okinawa, 4 extra flights between Tokyo (Haneda) and Fukuoka and 2 extra flights between Tokyo (Haneda) and Miyazaki.