Japan Airlines announces joint venture with Travelport

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., (TSE: 9201) (“JAL”) and Travelport Worldwide (NYSE: TVPT) (“Travelport”), a leading travel technology company, today (March 19, 2019) agreed to form a joint venture to take ownership of Travelport Japan K.K. (“Travelport Japan”) and JAL’s 100% owned subsidiary, Axess International Network, Inc. (“Axess”). Under… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines partners with Accenture to pilot AI-enhanced service at Narita and Haneda Airport

Introduces Voice Recognition Service to Speed Up and Improve Check-in Experiences at Narita and Haneda Airport Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) is working with Accenture (NYSE: ACN) on a new service that applies artificial intelligence (AI) to answer passenger requests at the airline’s check-in counters. The service assesses what check-in… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines announces Japan’s first medium to long-haul low cost carrier, ZIPAIR

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — During a press conference held at Japan Airlines Headquarters on Friday afternoon, T.B.L. Co., Ltd. Representative Director and President, Shingo Nishida, announced the name of Japan`s first medium to long-haul low cost carrier as ZIPAIR. With the registration now official, the company will be established as ZIPAIR Tokyo… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines announces codeshare arrangement with Fiji Airways

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline and Japan Airlines today (February 26, 2019) announced a codeshare arrangement that makes travel between Japan and Fiji much more convenient for travelers. Both airlines are members of the oneworld® alliance family, with Japan Airlines being a fully-fledged member while Fiji Airways is a… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines introduces new champagne, wine and Japanese sake selection for First and Business Class on its international flights

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines is pleased to unveil its First and Business Class champagne, wine and Japanese sake selection, which will be served on its international flights. To highlight the carrier`s First Class selection, JAL will serve Salon 2007, a rare vintage champagne, to its First Class customers on international flights… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines releases updated version of the its Medium Term Management Plan – Rolling Plan 2019

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) today (February 25, 2019) released the updated version of the company`s Medium Term Management Plan – Rolling Plan 2019. To start, Rolling Plan 2019 will focus on concrete actions in response to the Business Improvement Order issued by the MLIT in December 2018. The order… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Aeroméxico announces codeshare agreement

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroméxico, Mexico’s global airline, continues to implement its expansion strategy to offer customers new cities and horizons to increasingly distant destinations. On this occasion, Aeroméxico will start to work with its partner Japan Airlines on the operation and marketing of service to more than 20 cities in Japan… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines customers now can book tickets for flights 360 days ahead

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) will be changing the reservation start date for international flights from the conventional 330 days to 360 days prior to departure. As inbound demand from overseas countries has been on the rise every year, this new rule enables customers to book and issue tickets for… Read the full press release

JAL Group establishes Japan Airlines Innovation Fund

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — JAL Group today established a Corporate Venture Capital Fund (CVC) firm called Japan Airlines Innovation Fund. The company will look to invest in startup companies around the globe to create new values that are one step ahead of its competitors in the industry, which was a target raised in… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines named 2018 best on-time Asia-Pacific Airline for the seventh consecutive year

Honored with Asia-Pacific Title for Seven Consecutive Years Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — For the seventh consecutive year and ninth in total, Japan Airlines (JAL) has been named the best on-time Asia-Pacific Airline for its domestic and international flights operated in calendar year 2018 by FlightStats Inc., a US flight status tracking company… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines launches new nonstop service between Tokyo-Narita and Bengaluru India

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) today (January 23, 2019) announced that it will launch a new nonstop service between Tokyo-Narita and Bengaluru India, during the summer of 2020. Bengaluru is located in the Deccan Plateau in the southern part of India and has the third largest population in the country,… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines to operate select flights from San Francisco to Tokyo (Haneda) with Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL), a recognized Eco-First company by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOE), will take another step forward in its commitment to invest and realize the operation of an aircraft utilizing Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). By the end of January 2019, JAL plans to operate… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines introduces new service to improve accessibility for customers using Japanese sign language

Improving Accessibility at Customer Service Centers in Japan Tokyo, Japan, 2018-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines announced a new service to improve accessibility for customers using Japanese sign language. (JSL) Starting today (December 11, 2018), JAL will offer video remote interpreting services at select customer service centers in Japan. Overview of Service The JAL… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines opens sales on additional codeshare routes with Alaska Airlines

Tokyo, Japan, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) today (December 03, 2018) announced that the carrier will open sales on additional codeshare routes with Alaska Airlines from Monday, December 3. These new codeshare routes will be available from March 31, 2019 when JAL plans to launch its highly anticipated non-stop daily service between… Read the full press release

New initiative to introduce authentic local travel experiences in Japan by using agricultural accommodation for travelers from Hong Kong

Tokyo, Japan, 2018-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (JAL), Hyakusenrenma, Inc, and JAL Satellite Travel Co., Ltd. agreed to collaborate to start a new initiative to introduce authentic local travel experiences in Japan by using agricultural accommodation for travelers from Hong Kong. In February 2018, JAL and Hyakusenrenma, Inc entered into a… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines to serve Doi Tung Coffee created by Mae Fah Luang Foundation and Mi Cafeto on Bangkok route

Tokyo, Japan, 2018-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines will serve Doi Tung Coffee created by the Mae Fah Luang Foundation and Mi Cafeto Co., Ltd. on JAL`s Bangkok route from December 1, 2018. JAL and Mi Cafeto started their partnership in 2011 and since then, have served a variety of coffee beans through JAL… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Soup Stock Tokyo announce their newest inflight meal

Original Inflight Menu in Collaboration with Soup Stock Tokyo Tokyo, Japan, 2018-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and Soup Stock Tokyo Co., Ltd. today announced their newest inflight meal, which will be served in Premium Economy and Economy Class for flights to Europe, North America, and Australia starting December 1, 2018. This will… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Waseda Elderly Health Corporation launch special charter flight package for senior citizens

Providing a Pleasant Flight Experience to Promote an Active Lifestyle Tokyo, Japan, 2018-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and Waseda Elderly Health Corporation  today (October 26, 2018) announced a special charter flight package in response to requests from senior citizens who wish to travel by air to local destinations in Japan. The project,… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Vietjet begin sales of their codeshare flights

Tokyo, Japan, 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and new-age airline Vietjet today (October 19, 2018) announced that the carriers` will begin sales of their codeshare flights starting October 23. Vietjet and JAL signed a Memorandum of Understanding for commercial cooperation in 2017 and will now offer codeshare flights on domestic destinations in… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines expands codeshare agreement with Alaska Airlines

Tokyo, Japan, 2018-Oct-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) today (September 27, 2018) announced a new nonstop daily flight between Tokyo-Narita and Seattle, which starts March 31, 2019*. As part of this announcement, JAL and Alaska Airlines agreed on the expansion of their codeshare partnership for flights via Seattle-Tacoma International airport (SEA). “We are… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and American Airlines announce the introduction of the Seattle-Narita route

Tokyo, Japan, 2018-Oct-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL), together with its Pacific Joint Business partner American Airlines, today (September 27, 2018) announced that the carrier will expand its trans-Pacific network with service between Narita International Airport (NRT) in Tokyo and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), starting March 31, 2019*. This will be JAL’s sixth… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines launches new autumn menu on international flights

Tokyo, Japan, 2018-Aug-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) today (August 21, 2018) announced a new autumn menu on the carrier`s international flights from September 1, 2018. Highlights include new Premium Economy and Economy Class meals on flights to Hawaii created by a Michelin 2-star chef, the return of Air Yoshinoya on long-haul international… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines to establish a new low-cost carrier business for the international market

TOKYO, Japan, 2018-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) today announced the decision to establish a new low-cost carrier (LCC) business for the international market. As described in the FY2017-2020 JAL Group Medium Term Management Plan, the company looks to develop and cultivate new business opportunities. The new LCC business will specifically feature international routes… Read the full press release

oneworld® alliance members Japan Airlines and S7 Airlines to further expand codeshare cooperation

Flights Between Narita and Irkutsk / Novosibirsk Added to Network TOKYO, Japan, 2018-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and Russia’s S7 Airlines (S7), both members of the oneworld® alliance, have agreed to further expand their codeshare cooperation by adding new destinations in Russia. Through this agreement, JAL’s codeshare flights in Russia will be increased… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Boom Supersonic partners to bring commercial supersonic travel to passengers

TOKYO, Japan/ Denver, Colorado, 2017-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and Boom Supersonic are pleased to announce a strategic partnership to bring commercial supersonic travel to passengers. While new and advanced technologies are changing our lives significantly, flight times for air travel have stayed relatively constant. Boom is developing a new-generation supersonic… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines announces partnership with Russian Airlines PJSC “Aeroflot”

TOKYO, Japan, 2017-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and Public Joint Stock Company “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines” (PJSC “Aeroflot”) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a strategic cooperation agreement to pursue commercial opportunities which will greatly benefit the customers of both airlines by providing more options for travel between Russia… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Kyodo News Digital partner to help foreigners overcome cultural and language barriers during trips in Japan

TOKYO, Japan, 2017-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (JAL) and Kyodo News Digital Co., Ltd. (KND) are partnering on an online project to help foreigners overcome cultural and language barriers during trips to Japan, in order to make their travel experiences more pleasant and enjoyable. According to the Japan Tourism Agency[1], the… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and KDDI Group company Wire and Wireless partner to provide Wi-Fi connection app for tourists visiting Japan

Release of the jointly developed Wi-Fi App “JAL Explore Japan Wi-Fi” TOKYO, Japan, 2017-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo; President: Yoshiharu Ueki, hereinafter referred to as “JAL”) and KDDI Group company Wire and Wireless Co. Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo, Tokyo; President, Koji Otsuka, hereinafter referred to as “Wi2”) have collaborated… Read the full press release

Aeromexico and Japan Airlines to launch codeshare partnership in Japan’s fiscal year 2018

TOKYO, Japan, 2017-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeromexico and Japan Airlines (JAL) agreed to launch a codeshare partnership in Japan’s fiscal year 2018, that combines the synergies of both airlines. This alliance will provide a wider connectivity between Mexico and Japan, and through the latter points beyond. This mutual codeshare subject to necessary approvals from… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines to expand fleet with four Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners

New airplanes to boost capacity on domestic routes SEATTLE, 2017-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Japan Airlines (JAL) announced an order today for four 787-8 Dreamliners. The order, which was previously listed on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website, attributed to an unidentified customer, is valued at more than $900 million at current list prices… Read the full press release