Japan Airlines Group said international passenger boardings for the 31-day Japanese summer vacation period July 22-Aug. 21 slipped 0.9% compared to the year-ago period to 684,956. Load factor was 73.4%. Demand on transpacific, Korean and Oceania routes was strong but traffic to resort destinations in Southeast Asia was below last year, "reflecting the slow recovery of Japanese traffic" since the tsunami. Traffic to China also was down on 2004 "owing to the lingering effect of ...

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