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The Japan Airlines Sky Eco livery on a 777-300 (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

A History of Japan Airlines

Aug. 1, 1951, Japan Airlines (JAL) was founded with ¥100 million in capital under chairman Aiichiro Fujiyama and president Seijiro Yanagida.  The airline started initially as an independent operation with scheduled domestic routes leasing aircraft from Norwest Airlines including the Martin 202 - a twin-engine piston-powered airliner - the Douglas DC-4, and a Douglas DC-3. The DC-3, named “Kinsei,” offered the first invitation flights departing out of Haneda Airport that flew around Tokyo on Aug. 27, 1951. By 1959, JAL…

Brussels Airlines Kicks Off Eighth Year of Tomorrowland Festival Partnership…

Brussels Airlines has once again begun to provide journies to the magical, fist-pumping city of Boom, Belgium for Tomorrowland, one of the largest Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festivals in the world. Since 2012, the airline has been helping to bring festivalgoers from all over the world together for the iconic…

Emirates’ Newest A380 Route Joins List of Short Superjumbo Flights

Earlier this month, Emirates launched another milestone for the airline market; the shortest A380 route in the world. Emirates caps off this service with not one but two daily A380s to Muscat (MCT), the capital city of Oman. This service comes just one year after the first A380 flight to…

America’s New Trainer: The Boeing T-X Completes EMD Test Flight…

On July 1, Boeing’s latest military aircraft, the Boeing T-X, soared over the skies of St. Louis on its first official Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) flight test. Although the Boeing T-X first flew over two years ago in December 2016, this recent flight marks the next step towards ensuring…