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JAL catering goes green

JAL catering goes green

4 August 2009 Press Release Airline News

Commencing service on a JAL Eco Jet JAL becomes the first carrier in Asia to serve wine in PET bottles onboard its economy class cabin.

JAL Retires Last 747 Classics

JAL Retires Last 747 Classics

30 July 2009 Press Release Airline News

The JAL Group’s last “Classic Jumbo Jet” is scheduled to take to the skies today on its final flight, ending an era of the Boeing 747 Classic type of aircraft in the company’s fleet.

JAL Expands Code Share Agreement with Air France

29 June 2009 Press Release Airline News

Japan Airlines (JAL) will expand its code share network with Air France (AF) that currently connects Japan to 11 other destinations in Europe via Paris. From July 7, 2009, JAL will start code sharing flights operated by Air France between Paris and Istanbul. Reservations for this code share flight will begin on the same day, July 7, 2009.

36th JAL Scholarship Program begins Monday

24 June 2009 Press Release Airline News

The JAL Foundation, the cultural arm of Japan Airlines Group, will hold the 36th JAL Scholarship Program in Japan for university undergraduates from countries and regions across Asia and Oceania from June 29 - July 15, 2009.In total, 26 university students from 11 countries and regions in Asia and Oceania will participate in the 17-day program during which they will have the opportunity to discuss and debate with Japanese student counterparts this year’s theme, entitled “International Cooperation”.

State comes to JAL rescue with $1bn bailout

22 June 2009 Press Release Airline News

The Japanese government has offered former national carrier Japan Airlines by Y100bn ($1bn) in emergency funding to guaranteed new loans.The airline, which is Asia’s largest carrier by revenues, had been seeking up to Y200bn from existing creditors, which including the Development Bank of Japan, to cover widening losses and restructuring costs.

Progress of JAL Group Medium Term Corporate Plan

19 June 2009 Press Release Airline News

As a consequence of the unprecedented global economic meltdown, airlines the world over are impacted by the severe business environment. The JAL Group is in the process of constructing a medium term corporate plan that will see drastic reformation to its business model and processes, from the period starting FY2009 and onwards. While it is due to be completed and announced later this year, the basic course of actions under this plan was announced today at the request of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).

JAL Strike Cancelled

17 June 2009 Press Release Airline News

Japan Airlines (JAL) is pleased to announce that the planned strike action scheduled to start today, June 17, 2009 by the four unions, JAL Pilots Union (660 members), JAL Labour Union (90 members), JAL Japan Labour Union (660 members) and JAL Flight Crew Union (1,150 members), have all been cancelled

JAL and JR Tokai Team Up to Boost Inbound Tourist Demand

12 June 2009 Press Release Airline News

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Central Japan Railway Company (JR Tokai), representing the 2 major modes of transport that bring tourists into and around Japan, have decided to team up and join strengths to stimulate demand and boost visitor numbers to Japan.

JAL Increases Cargo Fuel Surcharge for July 2009

8 June 2009 Press Release Airline News

Japan Airlines (JAL) has applied to the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to revise from July 1, 2009, its international cargo fuel surcharge for flights departing from Japan only.

JAL Extends User-Preferred-Route Trials to Australia

3 June 2009 Press Release Airline News

The Japan Airlines Group (JAL) plans to extend the use of User Preferred Route (UPR) on its flights between Japan and Australia. After receiving safety verifications from the Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), the U.S Federal Aviation Administration and Australian civil aviation authorities, UPR trials on the route between Tokyo, Narita and Brisbane as well as Sydney will start from June 4, 2009.