FOLLOWING the introduction of new Boeing 767 freighters this summer, JAL Cargo will launch flights to Tianjin and Qingdao in China from July 2007, and Jakarta from October 2007. Some of these cargo flights will make stopovers at Kansai and Chubu airports to increase the convenience of customers in the Kansai (Osaka) and Chubu (Nagoya) districts, and help fulfill strong cargo demand.
By operating 747-400F aircraft on US West coast routes, JAL will discontinue stopovers at Anchorage, Alaska, and will fly non-stop in order to shorten time and reduce costs.
During the coming year, JAL will retire five old 747-200F classic freighters. Three newly converted 747-400BCF aircraft will join the JAL 747 fleet this summer. After the inclusion of the three new 767F aircraft the total JAL freighter fleet strength will be 14 aircraft, as of March 2008.