The booking status of ANA Group and JAL Group for the Bon summer vacation period (August 10 to 21) finds that ANA outnumbered JAL in terms of international flight bookings. For domestic flights, both ANA and JAL secured 10% more bookings than a year earlier.
JAL increased international flight bookings by 1.4% year on year to 320,516, and the booking rate was up 1.2 points to 89.5%. By route, JAL had more bookings on transpacific routes (+9.1%), Oceania route (+0.4%), China routes (+12.5%), Taiwan routes (+0.9%) and Guam route (+3.8%). On Hawaii route, bookings reduced by 10.9%, as available seats reduced by 13.4% due to change of the aircraft. On Korea routes, JAL reduced available seats by 14.8%, but the reduction rate of bookings was just 4.8%.
The busiest day for departing from Japan will be August 11 with the booking rate of 98.9%, and the busiest day for arriving in Japan will be August 15 with 95%.
ANA increased international flight bookings by 8.2% to 330,331, providing 9.2% more available seats. The booking rate was 83.1%, 0.7 lower points than a year earlier. Bookings reduced on North America routes (-3.8%) and Europe routes (-2.7%), while bookings increased on China routes (+13.2%), Asia/Oceania routes (+13.9%) and Honolulu route (+8.3%).
The busiest day for departing from Japan will be August 10 with the booking rate of 92.4%, and the busiest day for arriving in Japan will be August 15 with 88.2%.
For domestic flights, JAL Group airlines increased bookings by 10.9% to 1,266,563, providing 1.4% fewer available seats. The booking rate was 76.8%, 8.6 higher points than a year ago. Bookings on all destinations increased, especially +11.5% on Tohoku/Hokuriku and +26.3% on Chugoku/Shikoku.
ANA also increased bookings by 11.1% to 1,707,661, providing 0.6% fewer available seats, and the booking rate was 71.3%, 7.5 higher points than a year ago. Bookings increased particularly on Kansai (+12.5%), Chugoku/Shikoku (+11.5%) and Kyushu (+16.5%).In Japanese