Japan Airlines

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 …

Japan Airlines Expands Codeshare with Finnair, British Airways

Japan Airlines Expands Codeshare with Finnair, British Airways

Japan Airlines announced the addition of new flights to its codeshare agreement with both Finnair and British Airways.  Beginning June 12, Japan Airlines will be able to place its code on Finnair-operated flights between Helsinki and Riga, Latvia, as well as on British Airways flights between London and Budapest.
Finnair’s flights between Helsinki and Riga operate five times a week, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  From Helsinki, flights depart …

Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways to Begin New Codeshare

Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways to Begin New Codeshare

Japan Airlines announced it will launch a new codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways on June 18.  Under the agreement, Japan Airlines will be allowed to place its code on Qatar Airways-operated flights between Tokyo Haneda and Doha.
The new codeshare flights depart Tokyo Haneda daily at 1:00 a.m. and arrive in Doha at 6:00 a.m.  Flights from Doha to Tokyo depart at 7:35 a.m. and arrive at 11:25 p.m.
The new deal …