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A Singapore Airlines A350 performing the inaugural flight from Seattle. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Singapore Airlines Posts Heavy Losses Over Ineffective Fuel Hedging

Last week Singapore Airlines posted the first full-year loss of its almost 50-year history amid a collapse in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic and some heavy losses on its fuel hedging policy. The airline recorded a net loss of 212 million Singapore dollars ($149.1 million) for the fiscal year ending on March 31. This compares to a 683 million Singapore dollar profit for the previous 12-month period. On March 24, the small country of Singapore prohibited all short-term visitors…

Japan Airlines to Offer Free Flights for Olympics Tourists

As Japan gears up to host the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, the nation’s flag carrier has announced a campaign to boost inter-Japan travel during the games. Japan Airlines plans to offer 50,000 free domestic roundtrip tickets to international visitors during the 2020 Olympics. The objective of this campaign is…

JAL Breaks Down Haneda Airport Strategy for 2020

Japan Airlines has announced how it will take advantage of the new slots at Tokyo's Haneda Airport with an increase in service for its main carrier and first routes for its low-cost arm. The airline will also still hold on to its position at nearby Narita Airport with new routes…

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…

Seattle Grows International Route Network with Three New Routes and…

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the 8th busiest airport in the United States, just got a little busier as it inaugurated three new routes over a 24 hour period this past weekend. Seeing a combination of new routes and new airlines during the International Air Transport Association's change of season, Seattle further…

Seattle Prepares for New Asia Routes in Upcoming Week

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, commonly shortened to SeaTac, is in for a busy week as three airlines will begin new service from Seattle to points east, growing the airport’s route network to Asia. Already connected to the Far East via a number of international carriers, Seattle will see a combination of…

Airbus and Japan Airlines Announce FHS Contract

On Monday, Airbus announced a new contract with Japan Airlines for its Flight Hour Services (FHS) program. The announcement comes only three days after Airbus announced that the first JAL A350-900 has begun final assembly at their Toulouse factory. That aircraft is scheduled for delivery later this year. Airbus offers…

Las Vegas is Getting Nonstop Flights to Tokyo…But Only for…

Last week, American Airlines announced plans for a new complement to its Asian route network, a flight from Las Vegas's McCarran International Airport and Tokyo's Narita Airport. This route, however, is not like the airline's others in that it will come with a prescribed end date just 10 days after…

Hawaiian and Japan Airlines to Commence Codeshare Agreement

On Thursday, Hawaiian Airlines announced that they had begun sales of tickets for codeshare flights with its newest codeshare partner Japan Airlines, also known simply as JAL, which will commence three days later on Mar. 25. "We're excited to extend our reach in Japan and welcome new guests onboard Hawaiian…

Betting on the Future: Boom Supersonic Gets a New Investor

Imagine if the Concorde took to the skies again. The iconic Concorde, except smaller, faster and able to traverse entire continents and oceans in a matter of a couple of hours. The next aircraft of the future. Partnering with eccentric British billionaire Richard Branson, Boom Technology is looking to make this…