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  Japan Airlines International: One Section of Japan Airlines Corporation
What is now known as Japan Airlines International was first conceived in 1953 and began its first international flights in 1954.
In 1987, the airlines in Japan were deregulated, and Japan's Air Lines was privatized.
Today, Japan Airlines Corporation, composed of Japan Airlines Domestic and Japan Airlines International, is the largest airline operator in Asia, and in October 2006, both Japan Airlines Domestic and Japan Airlines International merged into one brand, being Japan Airlines International.
www.articledashboard.com /travel/japan-airlines-international-one-section-of-japan-airlines-corporation   (278 words)

  Japan Airlines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1987, Japan Airlines was completely privatised, and the other two airlines in Japan, All Nippon Airways and Japan Air System, were permitted to freely compete with JAL on domestic and international routes.
Japan Airlines is one of the most widely known companies by model aeroplane collectors, their planes being produced in mass quantities by Schabak, Wooster, Herpa, Flight Miniatures, Long Prosper and Dragon Wings.
Japan Airlines was the major sponsor of the Japanese TV drama Attention Please, airing in spring 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Japan_Airlines   (2074 words)

 Japan Airlines Flight 123 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Japan Airlines flight 123 (JAL123, JA123, JL123), a Boeing 747SR-46, JA8119, crashed into the ridge of Mount Takamagahara in Gunma Prefecture, Japan 100 km from Tokyo, on Monday August 12, 1985.
Japan Airlines accepted partial responsibility for the disaster because the tail had been making intermittent whistling noises (suggesting a flaw in the fuselage) for years without action by company maintenance personnel.
Several higher- and lower-ranking employees of Japan Airlines committed suicide in the aftermath, as did the Boeing engineer who had failed to properly repair the rear bulkhead in 1978.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Japan_Airlines_Flight_123   (1042 words)

 Japan Airlines seeks return to profit - Boston.com
Japan Airlines Corp. outgoing CEO Toshiyuki Shinmachi, 2nd right, talks to media as new Group CEO to be, Haruka Nishimatsu, right, listens during a news conference at the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Wednesday, March.
The airline has been reprimanded repeatedly by the government, but the errors have continued in recent months, including an affiliate that took off with a faulty latch and an aircraft that flew with the reverse thruster on an engine still locked.
Japan Airlines, long admired as the proud flagship carrier that boasted this nation's trademark courtesy and services, has also struggled to ward off powerful competition from its domestic rival All Nippon Airways, which recently posted better earnings as customers who had been loyal to JAL switched in droves to ANA.
www.boston.com /business/articles/2006/03/02/japan_airlines_seeks_return_to_profit   (591 words)

 Safety Becomes an Issue for Japan Airlines - New York Times
While no one has been seriously injured in the accidents and the airline insists that it is not compromising on safety, employees and analysts say the accidents are a warning sign that the company may be cutting corners in safety as it tries to control costs.
The airline said that in the peak summer season of July 22 to Aug. 21, the number of passengers on its domestic flights fell 1.4 percent from a year earlier.
Japan Airlines said a drop in passengers was one reason it posted a loss of 32.04 billion yen, or $297 million, in the second quarter, ended June 30.
www.nytimes.com /2005/10/05/business/worldbusiness/05air.html?ex=1286164800&en=ec07cb0b8b731a6f&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss   (1231 words)

 BBC NEWS | Business | Japan Airlines hit by fuel costs
Japan Airlines has plunged into the red in the first half of its financial year, hit by the soaring cost of fuel.
Japan Airlines said it expected to report a loss of 47bn yen for the full year to the end of March 2006, against a previous profit forecast of 17bn yen.
Traffic on the airline's routes between Japan and China fell sharply after a series of anti-Japanese protests in April, when China was angered by Japanese approval of a school textbook presenting a nationalist view of early 20th Century history.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/1/hi/business/4413242.stm   (296 words)

 Travel News and Information
One airline company that has this information online, and, by no means is it the only airline company that has this type of information, is Frontier Airlines, frontierairlines.com.
There are several African passenger airways located across West and South Africa; however, this all-cargo airline is the only one that comes close to having the name of African International in its company name.
Airline Consolidator, located at airlineconsolidator.com, is an excellent resource for locating budget flights.
www.articledashboard.com /travel   (2209 words)

 Boeing: Japan Airlines and Connexion by Boeing Sign Definitive Agreement for Inflight Connectivity on Long Haul Fleet
"Japan Airlines has openly embraced broadband technology as a well-conceived, cost-effective solution, and as a brand differentiator in the eyes of their airline competitors and with the traveling public.
Boeing has a strong history of cooperation with airlines and industry in the Asia Pacific region and this year is celebrating the golden anniversary of its operations in Japan.
Asia's biggest airline, Japan Airlines (JAL) is currently integrating its operations with domestic partner Japan Air System (JAS) and serves 178 airports in 30 countries with a fleet of some 280 aircraft.
www.boeing.com /news/releases/2003/q4/nr_031112j.html   (810 words)

 USATODAY.com - Japan Airlines chair to resign over mounting safety concerns   (Site not responding. Last check: )
TOKYO (AP) — Japan Airlines said Monday its chairman was resigning, a day after a drop in cabin pressure forced a JAL flight from New York to Tokyo with 355 people aboard to make an emergency landing.
Japan's Transport Ministry issued a highly unusual public warning to the company earlier this year over a series of errors.
The Japan Airlines jet headed to Tokyo from New York on Sunday landed in northern Japan about an hour after the sudden drop in air pressure inside the cabin, officials said.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-05-09-japan-air_x.htm   (439 words)

 Asia Times Online :: Japan News and Japanese Business and Economy
But scandals aside, of greatest concern to the airline is a perception among the general public that passenger safety is of secondary importance, and experts and observers alike are saying this is hurting business.
The airline blames internal dissension after a 2002 merger and said it would hold 100 meetings to listen to workers' views and to emphasize the need to regard safety as top priority.
Japan's Transport Ministry this year issued a rare public warning demanding an improvement in the airline's safety record.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Japan/HC01Dh02.html   (1018 words)

 Japan Airlines Completes First Step to oneworld Membership
Japan Airlines (JAL) and oneworld(SM) have exchanged a memorandum of understanding, completing the Asian carrier's first step toward joining the world's leading quality global airline alliance.
It was voted the World's Leading Airline Alliance for the third year running in the 2005 World Travel Awards, which are based on votes cast by travel professionals from more than 200 countries, and was selected the World's Best Airline Alliance by readers of Business Traveller magazine for the second year running in 2005.
Until today, it was the only one among the 20 biggest international airlines in the world (IATA members) not to have joined or sought membership in one of the three key airline groupings.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/02-07-2006/0004276999&EDATE=   (986 words)

 Bloomberg.com: Top Worldwide
Japan Airlines' management board is meeting today in Tokyo, amid a report by Kyodo news agency that President Toshiyuki Shinmachi will quit and hand his post to director Haruka Nishimatsu.
Japan Airlines shares gained as much as 3.2 percent to 321 yen as of 10:30 a.m.
Japan Airlines may post a loss of 47 billion yen ($406 million) in the year ending March 31.
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 Japan Airlines Probed, Board Demands CEO Resign - Forbes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
First there has been the raid on several airlines by the both U.S. Department of Justice and European Commission, which say they are investigating alleged illegal price fixing.
Japan Airlines is among a number of other carriers including British Airways (nyse: BAB - news - people), Air France (nyse: AKH - news - people), KLM, and Lufthansa, which received the surprise call from inspectors.
Their main gripe was the airline's continuing losses, caused by high fuel costs and waning passengers.
www.forbes.com /2006/02/15/japan-airlines-probe-cx_po_0215autofacescan06.html?partner=msn   (475 words)

 New to Japan - General - Long-Distance Transport
The main airlines, JAL (Japan Airlines), ANA (All Nippon Airways) and JAS (Japan Air Systems) were joined by Skymark and Air Do in the late 1990's.
The major airlines fought back with price reductions of their own and the result was more affordable airfares.
Japan is an archipaelago made up of four main islands and thousands of smaller ones.
www.japan-zone.com /new/transport.shtml   (1207 words)

 Japan Airlines to Join oneworld Alliance Early Next Year
Japan Airlines Chief Executive Designate Haruka Nishimatsu said: "Japan Airlines and oneworld have been able to conclude all necessary membership agreements extremely speedily, which signals excellent working relationships going forward.
The JAL Group (TSE: 9201) is Japan's leading air transportation group, resulting from the integration of Japan Airlines and Japan Air System on October 2, 2002.
On April 1, 2004 the Group was reorganized under a single "JAL/ Japan Airlines" brand, with Japan Airlines Domestic handling domestic passenger operations and Japan Airlines International responsible for international passenger and cargo operations.
www.japancorp.net /Article.Asp?Art_ID=12627   (1264 words)

After clearing Customs, each passenger is required to collect all baggage and proceed to the Japan Airlines domestic check-in counter and then check-in for the domestic flight.
Boarding passes for Japan Airlines domestic flights cannot be issued in the United States.
Flights operated by Japan Airlines include Boeing 747-400 aircraft on all transpacific flights; Boeing 747-400, 747, 777, 767, DC-10, and MD-11 aircraft on domestic flights within Japan, as well as on flights within Asia.
www.aa.com /content/aboutUs/codesharePartners/japanAirlines.jhtml   (1563 words)

 USATODAY.com - Japan Airlines 747 makes emergency landing after loss of cabin pressure   (Site not responding. Last check: )
TOKYO (AP) — A Japan Airlines jet with 355 passengers aboard heading from New York to Tokyo made an emergency landing in northern Japan on Sunday, after a sudden drop in air pressure inside the cabin, officials said.
Flight 47, which was on the second leg of a journey that began in Brazil, landed at Shin Chitose Airport in Sapporo city, on the northernmost main island of Hokkaido, about an hour after the pressure change, Japan Airlines spokesman Kenichi Ando said.
The pilot guided the Boeing 747 from an altitude of 33,000 feet to 9,900 feet — a height where the outside pressure is not dangerous — about 10 minutes after the loss of pressure triggered the release of oxygen masks inside the aircraft's cabin, Ando said.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-05-08-japan-jet_x.htm   (339 words)

 Asia flights brighten sky for airlines / Carriers vie for passengers as airport opens in Japan
United rival Northwest Airlines is also increasing its long-established transpacific service, and premier Asian airlines such as Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways are also in the thick of the competition.
U.S. airlines such as United and Northwest are in an enviable position to grow in this region because they are the chief beneficiaries of governmental bilateral aviation treaties that allow them to add flights on these prized routes while restricting the number of competitors, Heimlich noted.
Japan Airlines, which has flown between San Francisco and Tokyo since 1954, also has flatbed seats in business and first class, and Cathay Pacific has pioneered the use of in-flight e-mail systems.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2005/03/27/BUGLKBV4JE1.DTL&type=business   (1653 words)

 Japan Airlines
Japan Airlines has teamed-up with priceline to provide the lowest fares for the most Japan Airlines customers.
Japan Airlines entered the airline business in 1951 firmly dedicated to providing fast and reliable service throughout Asia and the world.
Japan Airlines serves 172 destinations in 30 countries with the main Japan Airlines hub in Tokyo.
airlines.priceline.com /airlines/japan-airlines.html   (179 words)

 Japan Airlines may seek new 737
Japan Airlines is talking with The Boeing Co. about a new version of the 737, designated currently as the 737-900X.
By adding two emergency exits, the 737-900 would be certified to carry up to 220 passengers, though airlines would probably configure the cabin for no more than 215 passengers in a single class or about 204 passengers in two classes.
An airline option would be an auxiliary fuel tank that would boost the plane's range by about 320 nautical miles, out to a maximum 3,100 nautical miles.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /business/210939_boeingjal07.html   (827 words)

 Japan Airlines Fare Sale
Airline Code:- JL Asia's biggest airline group, Japan Airlines ranks third in the world in terms of total sales revenues, is the sixth largest airline group in the world in terms of passengers carried and eighth in the world in terms of traffic performance (revenue ton kilometers).
Altogether, the 10* airlines of the JAL Group make a total of nearly 1,200 flights a day on domestic and international routes.
JAL Group operates a fleet of 284* aircraft including 79 Boeing 747s and was the first airline in the world to take delivery of 100 Boeing 747 aircraft.
www.biztraveldeals.com /japan-airlines.html   (498 words)

 CNN.com - Japan airlines' merger faces challenge - March 14, 2002
Japan's Fair Trade Commission believes the combination of the country's No. 1 and No. 3 airlines will hobble competition, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reports on Friday.
The top three Japanese airlines currently corner more than 95 percent of the domestic market, so a combination of JAL and JAS could break Japan's antitrust law.
Airlines around the world have a history of temporarily lowering prices to ward off upstart airlines, then raising them again later.
edition.cnn.com /2002/BUSINESS/asia/03/14/japan.jal   (348 words)

 Boeing: Japan Airlines Is Newest Boeing 7E7 Dreamliner Customer
"In selecting the 7E7, Japan Airlines continues to demonstrate leadership and vision for the future of commercial aviation," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally.
Japan Airlines is the latest 7E7 launch customer, joining ANA (All Nippon Airways), Air New Zealand, Blue Panorama, First Choice and Primaris Airlines.
The 7E7 is being designed with airlines, passengers, investors and the environment in mind.
www.boeing.com /news/releases/2004/q4/nr_041222g.html   (542 words)

 CBC News: Japan Airlines boss resigns over safety lapses
TOKYO - The chairman of Japan Airlines resigned on Monday after two of the company's aircraft experienced equipment malfunctions while they were in the air.
No one was hurt in either incident, but Japan's largest airline announced that its chairman, Isao Kaneko, would step down at the end of the month to take responsibility for those and other safety problems.
Japan's Transport Ministry issued an unusual public warning to JAL earlier this year after one of its pilots tried to take off from an airport in northern Japan before he had air traffic control clearance.
www.cbc.ca /story/world/national/2005/05/08/jal-chairman050509.html   (895 words)

 Passenger Opinions about Japan Airlines
The general impression is of a top-class airline, but there are significant criticisms, mainly relating to the airport lounges.
While other airlines managed to provide their passengers with water, food and something to sleep on, we had to rely on other airlines to get something to eat and a blanket to put on the floor.
Although, Japan Airlines provides a decent economy class when compared to American carriers, flaws remain and they don’t hold up to their rivals, primarily All Nippon.
www.airlinequality.com /Forum/jal.htm   (3550 words)

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