Japan Airlines

Japan Airlines Acquires 51.2% Stake in Hokkaido Air System

Japan Airlines Acquires 51.2% Stake in Hokkaido Air System

Hokkaido Air System announced that it has become a subsidiary of Japan Airlines, with JAL acquiring 51.2% of the shares in Hokkaido Air Systems.
The regional carrier was founded in 1997, and operates domestic service from its base in Hokkaido, Japan.  It currently has a fleet of three Saab 340B aircraft.
Japan Airlines is the flag carrier of Japan, and was founded in 1951.  It has its main hubs at Tokyo Narita …

Japan Airlines and American to Expand U.S.-Brazil Codeshare Agreement

Japan Airlines and American to Expand U.S.-Brazil Codeshare Agreement

Japan Airlines announced it will be expanding its codeshare agreement with American Airlines this month.
Beginning October 26, Japan Airlines will place its code on American’s daily flights between Los Angeles and São Paulo.  The new codeshare is still subject to government approval.
American’s flights depart Los Angeles at 7:40 p.m. and arrive in São Paulo at 12:45 p.m. the next day, with flights from São Paulo to Los Angeles departing at …

JAL to Launch Nagoya-Bangkok, Osaka-Los Angeles Routes, Reduce Flights from Tokyo Narita

JAL to Launch Nagoya-Bangkok, Osaka-Los Angeles Routes, Reduce Flights from Tokyo Narita

Japan Airlines announced changes to its schedule for the second half of the fiscal year.  The airline plans to launch new flights as well as operate different aircraft on select routes.  The carrier also said it will introduce its JAL Sky Suite on various flights, and decrease the number of flights to several destinations from Tokyo Narita.
On December 20, Japan Airlines will launch new daily service between Nagoya’s Chubu Centrair …

JAL Orders Embraer E-Jets and Mitsubishi MRJs

JAL Orders Embraer E-Jets and Mitsubishi MRJs

Japan Airlines announced orders for new aircraft from Embraer and Mitsubishi.  The carrier signed a purchase agreement for 15 Embraer E-Jets and a letter of intent for 32 Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft.
All of the new planes will be operated by J-Air, a wholly-owned regional airline subsidiary.
The carrier’s Embraer purchase includes E170 and E190 aircraft, and is valued at approximately $677 million.  In addition, the order includes options for an …

Great Moments in Travel History – August 2014

Lobby staircase, Ritz-Carlton, Vienna

The United Kingdom officially entered the First World War on August 4, 1914, with a declaration of war against Germany.
The International Air Traffic Association was formed on August 28, 1919, in The Hague, Holland.  The organization is the predecessor to the International Air Transport Association, which currently represents 240 airlines that make up approximately 84% of all airlines’ passenger carrying capacity.
On August 18, 1934, Jeannette and Jean Piccard flew the …

JAL Launches Gogo Internet Service on Domestic Flights

JAL Launches Gogo Internet Service on Domestic Flights

Japan Airlines announced the launch of in-flight Wi-Fi Internet service on its first domestic flight on Wednesday.  Three of the airline’s Boeing 777-200 aircraft now offer the service, which is provided by Internet company Gogo.
Internet access is now available on select domestic Japan Airline routes between Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport and the cities of Osaka, Fukuoka, and Hakodate.  The airline also plans to introduce the service to flights between Tokyo …

JAL to Begin Offering In-Flight Internet Service on Domestic Routes

JAL to Begin Offering In-Flight Internet Service on Domestic Routes

Japan Airlines announced it will introduce in-flight Wi-Fi on select domestic routes beginning July 23. The service will be provided by U.S. in-flight Internet provider Gogo on the airline’s newly refurbished Boeing aircraft, which will also feature new cabin interiors.
The service will be available on select flights between Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport and Osaka, Fukuoka, and Hakodate. The airline also plans to introduce the service to select flights between Tokyo …