Japan Airlines

Japan Airlines is an airline founded in 1951. Its headquarters are in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan. The airline and four of its sub-airlines (J-Air, JAL Express, JALways, and Japan Transocean Air) are members of the Oneworld airline alliance. Japan Airlines currently goes to over 90 destinations. [1]


Japan Airlines began on August 1, 1951. In 1954, it started international flights. It bought it's first jet aircraft in 1968, the Douglas DC-8. Japan Air System merged with Japan Airlines in 2002. In 2007, it joined the Oneworld alliance. In January 2010, Japan Airlines declared bankruptcy. [2] British Airways and Qantas helped the airline pay off debts. [3] It finally rose from bankruptcy in April 2011. [4]



  1. http://www.airfaresflights.co.nz/Airlines/Japan_Airlines.htm
  2. "Japan Airlines files for $25 billion bankruptcy". 19 January 2010 – via www.reuters.com.
  3. "JAL to tap Qantas, other Oneworld partners for $6 billion IPO: sources". 29 March 2012 – via www.reuters.com.
  4. "JAL, emerged from bankruptcy, takes more bullish profit outlook than ANA". CAPA - Centre for Aviation.
  5. Ranter, Harro. "ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 747SR-46 JA8119 Ueno Village, Tano District, Gunma Prefecture". aviation-safety.net.

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