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Japan Airlines

IATA Code
ICAO Code
IATA Prefix
Callsign
JL
JAL
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Japan Airlines Boeing 767-300
Japan Airlines
4-11 Higashi Shinagawa
2-chome
Shinagawa-Ku
Tokyo 140-8605
JAPAN

Tel.: +81 3 5460 3109
Fax: +81 3 5460 3108
Email:
Website: www.jal.co.jp

Owner: Enterprise Turnaround Initiative Corp (96%); others (4%)
Shareholdings: Japan Air Commuter (60%); Jetstar Japan (42%)
Base: Tokyo (HND), Tokyo (NRT)
Hubs: -
Start of ops: October 1951
Alliances: OneWorld; Air France, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Airberlin, Cargojet, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Dragonair, Emirates, Fuji Dream, JetBlue, Jetstar, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, LAN Argentina, LAN Ecuador, LAN Peru, Thai Airways, Bietnam Airlines, Westjet
Japan Airlines operates this equipment: Executives:
  • 9 x Boeing 787-8 (+1 parked; +23 planned)
  • (10) Boeing 787-9 (planned)
  • 12 x McDonnel Douglas MD-90-30
  • 26 x Boeing 777-200
  • 20 x Boeing 777-300
  • 13 x Boeing 737-800 (5 planned)
  • 48 x Boeing 767-300
  • 9 x Boeing 737-800 (+18 leased out; +1 planned)
President:
VP Finance:
VP Sales & Marketing:
Yoshiharu Ueki
Norikazu Saito
Hirohide Kamikawa

Name Alias
IATA
Code
ICAO
Code
Country Base Dates
JAL Japan Airlines
JL
JAL
Japan Tokyo-Haneda/Narita 2011-
IPO launched 19/9/12 for $8.5b.      
JAL Japan Airlines International
JL
JAL
Japan Tokyo-Haneda/Narita 2004-2011
Joined OneWorld alliance on 1/4/07. Entered severe financial difficulties in 2009Q3 and expected to be fully reorganized by the Japanese government. $1.1b rescue package proposed 3/12/09 by American Airlines, other OneWorld members and TPG equity fund. Entered bankrupcy on 19/1/10, continuing ops, tentative switch of alliance to SkyTeam abandonned, expected to shrink size significantly. Stock de-listed on 19/2/10. Emerged from bankrupcy on 28/3/11. Renamed 1/4/11 to Japan Airlines with all aircraft re-registered under the new name on 15/4/11.
JAL Japan Airlines/Nihon Koku
JL
JAL
Japan Tokyo-Haneda/Narita 1989-2004
Reorganized in 2002 as a subsidiary of Japan Airlines System Corp, merging with Japan Air System. Joined WOW cargo alliance with Singapore AL Cargo, Lufthansa Cargo and SAS in 2002. Renamed JAL International following completion of merger on 1/4/2004.
JAL Japan Air Lines/Nihon Koku
JL
JAL
Japan Tokyo-Haneda/Narita 1953-1989
Started services in 1954. Privatized 1987.      
JAL Japanese Air Lines Japan Tokyo-Haneda 1951-1953
Formed 8/51 as a private company using assets of pre-war Dai Nihon Koku, with assistance from Northwest & Transocean (as all aviation activities were then banned to Japanese nationals). Renamed in 1952 when partially nationalized.