There will be other JA games a long time prior to 11.5 months that some are stating.
Basically the way I read it the old concept of JA, DOTM & MT games is dead, replaced with games that start in JA, progress through DOTM and end in MT.
So therefore I assume that Sami would space these 3.5 to 4 months apart...if he is still going to run 3 non-beginner games at the same time.
Big Advantage of this approach is that players can start afresh every 3-4 months if they are not going the way they like in their current game..and the gameplay becomes more exciting growing a 1950's airline into a modern day airline.
Nearly all of us have been asking for this, so we just need to show some patience (easy for me to say as I was lucky enough to grab a spot - as I am currently in Asia so the start time suited me)
Big Disadvantage: changing to this type of gaming scenario means that some players will have to wait to get into the newer longer games (if you missed the start of JA8, which may have been better off being called Game #1.0..lol) AND ... many more times that I can now B/K in the same game :-)