Japan Airlines (JAL) has said that it expects its international load factors to drop to just 69.9 percent during the 28 April – 8 May Golden Week holiday period. The airline will cut capacity of its international routes by 24.2 percent compared to last year, but this will not cover the expected 32.8 percent decline in passenger demand. While the carrier said it estimated its international flights would be “more than 95 percent full” at the peak of the holiday week, the 11 March disasters are expected to have a severe impact on demand. Despite the overall cut in capacity, additional flights are also scheduled to resort destinations Honolulu, Palau and Bali. JAL also plans to operate 317 additional domestic flights, with overall domestic load factors averaging 58.1 percent.