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Japan Airlines Amends Schedule with International Service Boosts

As September winds down, Japan Airlines is making small network changes that will begin as soon as October while will strengthen the carrier’s position in the current climate. October changes are planned to target destinations south of the carrier’s homeland, while changes after October are strategic for North American operations. On Japan Airlines’ schedule between the dates of Oct. 10 and Oct. 30, JL707’s Friday and Sunday service between Bangkok and Tokyo-Narita will now be supplemented with the return leg…

Qantas and Japan Airlines’s Partnership Rejected

Qantas and Japan Airlines have suffered a setback as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the country’s competition watchdog, has denied the pair’s new joint business plan. Last December, the airlines proposed an agreement which may optimize schedules on flights between Australia, New Zealand and Japan. According to Qantas,…

ANA, Japan Airlines Strengthening Low-Cost Services

With uncertainty remaining over when – or if – travel demand will make a full-fledged recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, two of Japan's major airlines are positioning themselves to take advantage of any upturn with a punt on low-cost services, per Kyodo News. As leisure demand is expected to have…

Japan Airlines Reports Fiscal Year Loss, Provides No Outlook

Japan Airlines reported on Friday an annual net loss of 286.7 billion yen ($2.6 billion) but did not release a forecast for the current financial year, citing rising uncertainty around the Covid-19 pandemic as it continues to negatively affect air travel demand. This is the carrier's first fiscal year loss…

ACCC Making Moves to Block Tie-Up Between Qantas-Japan Airlines

Australia's competition regulator came out on Thursday, May 6, and said that it was proposing to block a code-sharing, pricing and scheduling deal between home carrier Qantas and Japan Airlines because it would likely mean higher fares and possibly worse service for passengers. Qantas had claimed that the five-year agreement…

Japan Airlines to Acquire Spring Airlines Japan

Covid-19 cases in Japan are surging at the moment. However, Japan Airlines hasn't stopped developing its business. According to local media, the struggling is trying to acquire Spring Airlines Japan, a low-cost carrier based in the country. Japan Airlines currently holds a five percent stake in Spring Airlines and is…

Japan Airlines Slashes Domestic Schedule Amid Covid-19 Resurgence

Japan Airlines has announced temporary changes to its domestic network in response to the Japanese government's efforts to contain COVID-19 in the country. Japan Airlines Group, the airline's parent company, is expecting a slight decline in travel demand next month in response to the rising number of Covid-19 cases reported…

JAL Retires Pratt & Whitney-Powered 777s

Japan Airlines has announced the retirement of all of its Prat & Whitney–powered Boeing 777s a year earlier than planned a little over a month after a similar United Airlines aircraft suffered an uncontained engine failure, raining debris over a Denver-area neighborhood. “JAL has decided to accelerate the retirement of…

JAL Retires Pratt & Whitney-Powered 777s

Japan Airlines has announced the retirement of all of its Prat & Whitney–powered Boeing 777s a year earlier than planned a little over a month after a similar United Airlines aircraft suffered an uncontained engine failure, raining debris over a Denver-area neighborhood. “JAL has decided to accelerate the retirement of…

Safety Regulators Take Action After United Airlines Engine Failure

The airline industry has acted quickly after a United Airlines 777-200 experienced an uncontained engine failure on Saturday, scattering debris across a Broomfield, Colorado neighborhood. Two Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines powered the incident aircraft, and Boeing and multiple countries have since grounded 777 jets that feature the engine model.…