ANA increased its international flight passengers by 13.5% year on year to 8,167,951 in FY2015 ending March 31 2016, and JAL by 3.7% to 8,080,676. ANA carried more international flight passengers than JAL did for the first time. In terms of the load factor, 78.8% of JAL was higher than 74.3% of ANA.
ANA successfully increased passengers on all of the international destinations: 5,524,194 on Asia routes (+14.2%), 1,889,567 on North America/Honolulu routes (+15.0%) and 754,190 on Europe routes (+4.9%). The highest load factor was 74.8% on North America/Honolulu routes, followed by 74.0% on Europe routes and 73.9% on Asia routes. ANA reduced ASK on Europe routes by 2.3% through FY2015.
JAL increased passengers on transpacific routes by 7.9% to 2,015,925, on Southeast Asia routes by 8.3% to 3,266,598, on Oceania routes by 7.9% to 158,376 and on China routes by 2.9% to 1,292,667. However, passengers on Europe were down 3.8% to 609,027 in contrast with ANA, and those on Korea routes were also down 18.5% to 581,899 as ASK was reduced by 20.5%.
On the domestic routes, ANA carried 38,429,874 passengers (-2.4%) with the load factor of 64.1%, and JAL 32,114,322 (+1.8%) with the load factor of 67.9%.
In March 2016 only, ANA increased international flight passengers by 8.4% year on year to 736,998 with the load factor of 75.6%, while JAL reduced those by 2.5% to 700,468 with the load factor of 80.7%.In Japanese