[WCSA– Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Milestones during 72 years’ development of Japan Airlines, the flag carrier of Japan (1951)


(wcsa.world) Japan Airlines is a popular choice for travelers to Japan, offering a wide range of flights and destinations. The airline's excellent customer service and high-quality amenities make it a great way to fly to and from the country.

Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (JAL) is the flag carrier of Japan. JAL headquartered in Shinagawa, Tokyo. Its main hubs are Tokyo's Narita International Airport and Haneda Airport, as well as Osaka's Kansai International Airport and Itami Airport. The JAL group of which it forms part include Japan Airlines as well as J-Air, Japan Air Commuter, Japan Transocean Air, and Ryukyu Air Commuter for domestic feeder services, and JAL Cargo for cargo and mail services.



JAL group operations include scheduled and non-scheduled international and domestic passenger and cargo services to 220 destinations in 35 countries worldwide, including codeshares. The group has a fleet of 279 aircraft.



(Wowtimes) JAL’s history and achievements

  • 1951: JAL was established in 1951 as a government-owned business
  • 1953: The airline became the national airline of Japan
  • 1954: the airline began international flights, carrying 18 passengers from Tokyo to San Francisco
  • 1960: The airline took delivery of its first jet, a Douglas DC-8 named Fuji
  • 1963: JAL merged with Japan Aircraft Maintenance Co., Ltd.
  • 1965: The first international travel packages in Japan (JALPAK) was offered.
  • 1975: JAL founded Japan Asia Airways Co., Ltd. in order to operate route to Taiwan.
  • 1983: JAL was the world's number one passenger and cargo transportation performance according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). (Maintains No.1 in the world for 5 years)
  • 1987: JAL was fully privatized.
  • 2002: the airline merged with Japan Air System (JAS), Japan's third-largest airline, and became the sixth-largest airline in the world by passengers carried.
  • 2004: JAL changed trading names to Japan Airlines International Co., Ltd.
  • 2006: The airline merged with Japan Airlines Domestic Co., Ltd.
  • 2007: JAL joined the Oneworld alliance.
  • 2010: JAL changed trading name Japan Airlines Co., Ltd and commenced joint venture with American Airlines.
  • 2012: JAL was listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and commenced joint venture with British Airways.
  • 2014: JAL commenced joint venture with Finnair
  • 2021: The airline announced it had conducted the first flight with loading 2 different types of Sustainable Aviation Fuel produced domestically in Japan.

According to Wikipedia

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