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Japan Airlines’ Journey to the World of Hokusai

Japan Airlines’ Journey to the World of Hokusai

Japan Airlines held a launch event at Grand Central Terminal in New York City on Wednesday to celebrate its partnership with the Sumida Hokusai Museum with a special “Journey to the World of Hokusai” presentation.
Hokusai, who was born in 1760 in Edo (now Tokyo) and died in 1849, was a renowned artist, ukiyo-e painter, and printermaker. The museum is in the northeastern part of the city, where Hokusai spent most …

JAL Expands Codeshares with Alaska Airlines, Qatar Airways

JAL Expands Codeshares with Alaska Airlines, Qatar Airways

Japan Airlines announced that it expanded its existing codeshare agreements with both Alaska Airlines and Qatar Airways.
Under the expansion, Japan Airlines will be able to place its code on 11 Qatar Airways flights from Doha. These include three routes to Turkey, with flights to Istanbul’s Ataturk and Sabiha Gokcen Airports, as well as to Ankara.
The codeshare will also cover flights from Doha to Amman, Jordan, and Baku, Azerbaijan, as well …

JAL and Aeroflot Announce Partnership

JAL and Aeroflot Announce Partnership

Japan Airlines and Aeroflot said Monday that the two had signed a memorandum of understanding that will lead to various partnerships.
The move follows changes in visa requirements for Japanese and Russian citizens, making travel between the two countries easier.
The two airlines plan a codeshare partnership for flights between Japan and Russia as well as for domestic flights in both countries. The first stage of the codeshare would be implemented after …

Hawaiian Airlines Announces Partnership and Joint Venture with Japan Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines Announces Partnership and Joint Venture with Japan Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines said Tuesday it will enter into a code-sharing agreement with Japan Airlines. The two carriers also plan to form a joint venture in the coming months that will expand access between Japan and Hawaii.
The initial agreement provides for code sharing, lounge access, and frequent flyer program reciprocity.
The partnership will go into effect on March 25, 2018, pending government approval.
Hawaiian will end its existing partnership with JAL competitor All …

JAL Places Order for 4 787-8 Dreamliners

JAL Places Order for 4 787-8 Dreamliners

Japan Airlines announced that it placed an order for four Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.
The order is valued at over $900 million at current list prices.
JAL said that the order is part of the airline’s plans to expand its network and fleet ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is a member of the Boeing 787 family, which also includes the 787-9 and the 787-10. The 787-8 …

JAL to Launch Additional London and Bangkok Flights

JAL to Launch Additional London and Bangkok Flights

Japan Airlines announced that it plans to increase the frequency on two of its long-standing routes from Tokyo.
Beginning October 29 this year, the carrier will add a second daily flight to its route between Tokyo Haneda and London Heathrow. The extra flight will depart Tokyo at 2:45 a.m. and arrive in London at 6:25 a.m., with return flights scheduled to depart at 9:30 a.m. and arrive at 6:25 a.m. the …

JAL to Introduce New Business and Premium Cabins on 787-9 Dreamliners

JAL to Introduce New Business and Premium Cabins on 787-9 Dreamliners

Japan Airlines announced that it will introduce a new JAL Sky Suite design in its Boeing 7870-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The new configuration will first be offered on the airline’s Tokyo Narita-Kuala Lumpur route at the end of next month, and will rolled out to other international routes in the near future.
The business-class cabin will have the newest JAL Sky Suite III lie-flat seats, which are currently installed on the carrier’s …