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JAL adding flights to UK, Thailand to serve more business travelers

Airline aims to focus more on high-margin routes

Making its long-haul flights more profitable is a high priority for JAL.

TOKYO -- Japan Airlines will increase flights to the U.K., Thailand and elsewhere in October or later, with an eye toward attracting more business travelers and raising profitability.

JAL currently flies one round trip daily between Tokyo's Haneda Airport and London. The flights depart and arrive at Tokyo during the day. The new service will arrive and leave Haneda at night and early morning.

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