Japan Airlines and Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation have signed a letter of intent to order thirty-two Mitsubishi Regional Jet aircraft, as the next-generation regional jet for the JAL Group. JAL plans to deploy the MRJ on domestic routes from 2021, operated by J-AIR, the group’s 100 per cent owned regional airline subsidiary.
Amadeus and Japan Airlines have announced an agreement has been reached for the tech giant to provide the airline with its full Altéa Suite of IT solutions. The agreement, which sees JAL become the latest oneworld airline to adopt Amadeus’ Altéa, will allow the airline to replace its existing passenger service system, which was originally activated back in 1969.
Japan Airlines and Bangkok Airways have agreed to further expand codeshare flights on PG operated routes between Bangkok and select cities in the south-east Asia region from May 7th, 2014. JAL is currently serving the codeshare network from Bangkok to five destinations, the Thai cities of and Phuket, Chiang Mai, Ko Samui, as well as Mumbai and Male.
Japan Airlines and fellow oneworld alliance members British Airways and Finnair will start their planned joint business between Europe and Japan tomorrow. The joint business means that the three airlines will share revenue and cooperate on scheduling and pricing between Japan and Europe, providing customers with more flexible routing options and an attractive range of fares.
Boeing and Japan Transocean Air have announced the airline’s selection of 12 Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes.The selection, valued at $1.1 billion at list prices, will mark the start of the airline’s fleet renewal program with the new airplanes scheduled to enter into service from 2016.
Japan Airlines and JetBlue Airways have agreed to further expand their codeshare cooperation starting March 30th, 2014, resulting in an increase in the number of JAL codeshare flights available on US domestic routes operated by JetBlue. Sales and reservations for the newest codeshare flights will be available from tomorrow.
Japan’s ministry of land, infrastructure, transport and tourism has granted anti-trust immunity to a joint business between Japan Airlines, Finnair and British Airways. This paves the way for Finnair to join the existing joint business between Japan Airlines and British Airways.
Japan Airlines has seen two of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners returned to base after developing technical faults. These are the latest in a series of mishaps for the maligned aircraft.
Japan Airlines has signed a purchase agreement for 31 A350 XWB aircraft from European manufacturer Airbus in a deal worth approximately $9 billion. The deal is the first between the Asian carrier and the plane maker, and also contains options for a further 25 aircraft.
Japan Airlines announced today it will start codeshare and mileage program partnership with Jetstar Japan - a joint-investment with the Qantas Group, Mitsubishi Corporation and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation. Reservations, sales and JAL mileage redemption of flights operated by Jetstar Japan will begin from February 27th, 2013, for departures from March 6th, 2013.
Japan Airlines has decided to postpone the launch of its non-stop service between Tokyo (Narita) and Helsinki originally scheduled on February 25th. The decision has been taken in view of necessary adjustments to international routes at the airline which utilise the Boeing 787 Dreamliner following its grounding on since January 16th, 2013.
Japan Airlines and S7 Airlines, both members of the oneworld airline alliance, have entered a codeshare agreement with each other for the first time and will commence codeshare flights from January 30th, 2013. JAL operates a non-stop service three times a week between Tokyo (Narita) and Moscow (Domodedovo).