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Thursday, 29th April 2010
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Japan Airlines cuts more routes

Struggling Asian carrier Japan Airlines has cut a number of routes in both its domestic and international schedules.

The cuts will come into place from September 30th this year and include reductions in the number of flights to South America, Europe and Australia. Specific cities include Rome, Sao Paulo and Amsterdam.

However, the airline - which is currently being run by a government-backed group after struggling with large debts - is to make changes to its routes from Narita and Haneda airports which will see the hubs used more.

New routes to destinations including San Francisco, Bangkok and Paris will be launched, and the number of daily flights from some airports will actually rise.

In a statement, the firm said: "JAL has restructured its overall network with the clear objective of returning to profitability as swiftly as possible."

The moves are all part of a large-scale restructuring plan for the airline.

Written by Mark Smith.

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