Japan Airlines to reduce international flights by 64% based on coronavirus

Japan Airlines said on Tuesday it plans to reduce flights on international routes by about 64% between March 29 and April 30, as the coronavirus pandemic has slowed travel demand, the company said.

The carrier said it would only operate 1,833 international flights from Japan from a scheduled 5,148 flights during the one-month period.

The company said only 26% of routes will be operational to East Asia, while routes to Americas and Europe are scheduled to operate at 51% and 27% of planned capacity.

The reductions come amid the decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Japanese officials to postpone the Tokyo Olympics.

The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games and the international community.