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JAL's first A350 in Toulouse (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ryan Ewing)

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 a much faster recovery as compared to business travel, ANA Holdings Inc. and Japan Airlines have both decided to strengthen their relationships with low-cost carriers. However, the move by the…

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.…

Japan Plans Schedule Changes & Executive Changes as New Fiscal…

Japan Airlines announced changes in both operations for the 2021 flight as well as changes for the new year’s corporate structure. The airline, which runs a financial calendar from April 1 to March 31, will see the corporate changes take place when the new fiscal year begins. The airline noted…

Japan Airlines Operates First Flight With All-Japanese Constructed Alternative Fuel

Japan Airlines continues its well-documented push for the future of aviation fuel as the airline has flown its first flight using a new fuel type that is unique in using recycled cotton material. The fuel, made with a blend of clothing and kerosene was utilized onboard JL319 which departed Tokyo-Haneda…