JAL confirms changes to international schedule

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Japan Airlines (JAL) plans to start a new international service and move some of its existing operations to Tokyo Haneda airport, starting 30 March.

The carrier says it will begin daily Tokyo Haneda-Ho Chi Minh City service, using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.

Its Tokyo Narita-Moscow service will be raised from three to four times weekly, while the Tokyo Narita-New York JFK service to be doubled to twice daily.

With the addition of new international slots at Haneda, the airline will move its daily Tokyo Narita-London Heathrow, and one of two daily Tokyo Narita-Bangkok and Tokyo Narita-Singapore services to the airport.

JAL also confirmed that it is adjusting its aircraft deployment to five destinations.

The twice daily Tokyo Narita-Seoul Incheon service will be downgauged from Boeing 767-300ER to 737-800 aircraft, while the 777-200ERs to replace 787-8s on routes from Tokyo Narita to New Delhi and Sydney.

However, the Tokyo Narita-Honolulu and Tokyo Narita-Vancouver services will change to a 787-8, it adds.