Japan Airlines (JAL) will introduce new functions added to its domestic reservations website from February 24, 2009. Modifications have been made to both its Japanese language Japan website as well as its English language Japan website to cater to the needs and requests of its customers.
The JAL Group has announced plans to integrate on four subsidiary aircraft maintenance companies to form a new company to be named JAL Engineering Co., Ltd (JALEC). The four JAL Group aircraft maintenance companies involved in the integration are JAL Narita Aircraft Maintenance Co., Ltd, JAL Tokyo Aircraft Maintenance Co., Ltd, JAL Engine Technologies Co., Ltd and JAL Aviation Technologies Co., Ltd. All are 100% owned subsidiaries of JAL International Co., Ltd (JALI), the JAL Group’s main airline operating company.
The Japan Airlines Group today announced changes to the boards of directors and executive officers of Japan Airlines Corporation and Japan Airlines International for the fiscal year ending 31 March 31.
Japan Airlines is predicting an annual loss of 34bn yen (US$372m) as the global crisis erodes demand.International travel, business travel and cargo traffic were worse hit, as it made a 38.5bn yen third quarter loss, down from a November forecast of 13bn yen profit.
The JAL Group has made an additional revision tothe international passenger route, flight frequency, and fleet plan forthe second half of FY2008 and announced that it will temporarily reduce flight frequency onthree international routes in response to a decline in demand resultingfrom the current global economic downturn.
Japan Airlines has announced that it will be the first airline to conduct a demonstration flight using a sustainable biofuel refined from the energy crop, camelina. The airline also announced that the demo flight is planned for January 30, 2009 out of Haneda Airport, Tokyo.
The JAL Group and Yahoo! JAPAN have signed a comprehensive partnership agreement and will jointly start services.
Japan Airlines and Vietnam Airlines have agreed to open a new code share flight between Nagoya (Chubu) and Ho Chi Minh City from July 29,2005. As a result, the number of routes between Japan and Vietnam will increase to six and the number of cities served in Japan to four.