Japan Airlines targets network expansion

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Japan Airlines (JAL) has released its medium-term management plan and rolling plan for 2019 and said it is targeting network expansion.

The airline said it is looking to expand partnerships with global airlines to serve 500 destinations by FY2020, and it was one of three key initiatives outlined under network expansion on its website.

The second one was to prepare for functional improvements at Tokyo Haneda and Narita airports scheduled in FY2020.

The third one was continue to refine the full service carrier business, and create new market demand with the launch of the mid to long-haul low-cost carrier (LCC).

And also part of this was to further develop partnerships with Japan domestic and short-haul LCC partners; with the goal to deliver and meet the needs of diversified customer groups, while strengthening JAL’s business portfolio.

JAL also said it will focus on further enhancing and innovating new products and services to provide a stress-free travel experience through improved products and services.

The airline is also aiming to “realise” smart airports through self-service check-in machines, introduce self-service baggage drop areas, promote ‘Fast Travel’ by utilising face authentication services to improve the airport experience.