JAPAN Airlines (JAL) is suspending daily flights from Tokyo’s Narita International Airport to Paris after demand fell roughly 60 per cent in the aftermath of the terror attacks on the French capital in November.
The daily flight will be suspended from January 12 and a decision will be made in February whether to extend the measure or to resume regular operations, said Jian Yang, public relations spokesperson of JAL.
“This is a temporary suspension of the service that we have introduced because of the lower load factor,” he added.
Load factors were down as much as 30 per cent as passengers cancelled their holidays immediately after the November 13 attacks in Paris. Bookings for later in the year were also down.
“We have had to make adjustments and travellers who have reservations will be able to use our daily flights from Haneda International Airport instead,” he said.
The load factor on flights to Paris from Haneda has also fallen, by 40 per cent, and JAL intends to continue serving the French capital from Tokyo’s second airport.