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While Japan Airlines is the Japanese flag carrier, it is only the second-largest airline in the country. The airline's main competitor, ANA, is the country's largest airline. (Featured image: Vincenzo Pace - Simple Flying)

The metrics are improving at Japan Airlines, albeit off a very low base. Photo: Vincenzo Pace/Simple Flying
Airline Type:
Full Service Carrier
Year Founded:
Yuji Akasaka
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latest Japan Airlines Articles

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How To Fly On An Airbus A350 In Asia

Several airlines in Asia operate the Airbus A350.

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Japan Airlines To Increase International Service This Winter

The airline is adjusting its winter schedule to meet rising travel demand.

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Japan Airlines' New Airbus A350 Business Class To Be Unveiled In October

The news was subtly dropped in a network expansion announcement today.

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MIAT Mongolian Airlines Is Trying To Join oneworld

Joining oneworld connect program would bring more benefits.

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Japanese Airlines Cancel Flights As Typhoon Lan Approaches

Numerous flights have been canceled by Japan Airlines (JAL) and All Nippon Airways (ANA).

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What's The Status Of Japan Airlines' Airbus A350-1000s?

Two of these widebody airframes have been spotted, although neither has yet to take their first test flight.

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Japan Airlines Group Reports First Net Profit In Four Years

The JAL Group has recorded its first profit in four years and with continuing strong domestic and international demand that should continue.

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Japan Airlines To Launch Flights To Doha

The airline will begin the nonstop service in the summer of 2024.

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Japan Airlines Will Hire Clothes To Tourists To Let Them Travel Light

The innovative scheme aims to reduce carbon emissions and clothing waste.

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Osaka Kansai vs Itami – Which Airport Is Better For Passengers?

Which of Osaka's airports offers the best passenger experience in terms of location, route network, and amenities?

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1st Airbus A321P2F For Japan Airlines Begins Conversion Process In Singapore

The freighter aircraft joining its fleet will be fully operated on behalf of Yamato Transport.

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Japan's ANA & JAL Closing In On Significant Aircraft Orders

Both airlines are looking to expand their fleets and replace aging aircraft as travel rebounds in the region.

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Japan Airlines Reaches Agreement With Intelsat For Equipment Upgrade On Boeing 737s And 767s

Major improvements to the onboard connectivity experience.

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Iberia Was The World's Most Punctual Airline In April

Last month, Iberia was the world's most punctual airline, with an on-time performance of 87.28%.

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Japan Airlines vs ANA - Which Japanese Carrier Is Better?

Both airlines are highly regarded on a global level.

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Japan Airlines Partners With Wisk To Explore eVTOL Options

JAL continues to explore the viability of electric air taxis for the urban environment. The airline will work with Boeing-backed firm Wisk.

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Japan Airlines To Increase Its Cargo Fleet For The First Time In 13 Years

The freighter aircraft joining its fleet will be fully operated by the airline.

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Florida Governor Meets With Airlines To Discuss Direct Japan Flights

Non-stop flights between Miami and Tokyo could be in the works as DeSantis looks to strengthen Florida's international trade and commerce ties.

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Which Airlines Offer The Most Spacious Premium Economy Seats?

Premium economy is popular with many airlines - but which are the best?