Throwback Thursday
A Japan Air System (JAS) A300 turns toward its gate (Photo: By contri from Yonezawa, Yamagata, Japan - Japan Air System Airabus A300B4-2C (JA8292/110), CC BY-SA 2.0,

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Japan Air System

With Japanese carriers expanding following the 1950s, the country saw the birth of North Japan Airlines. The carrier started with a small group of de Havilland Herons, Douglas DC-3s and Convair 240s serving routes in northern Japan, primarily on routes from Sendai. However, the airline saw more potential with merging with Nittoh Aviation to expand operations further South. The new carrier was rebranded into Japan Domestic Airlines and opted to focus on domestic routes throughout north and central Japan. The…