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About Japan Airlines: Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (JAL) (日本航空株式会社 Nihon Kōkū Kabushiki-gaisha, TYO: 9201, OTC Pink: JAPSY), also known as Nikkō (日航), is the flag carrier airline of Japan and the second largest operating airliner in Japan. JAL group companies include Japan Airlines, J-Air, JAL Express, 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. In the fiscal year ended 31 March 2009, the airline group carried over 52 million passengers and over 1.1 million tons of cargo and mail. Japan Airlines, J-Air, JAL Express, and Japan Transocean Air are members of the Oneworld airline alliance network.
It is headquartered in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan; and its main hubs are Tokyo’s Narita International Airport and Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport), as well as Osaka’s Kansai International Airport and Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport).
History of Japan Airlines: Japan Airlines also known as JAL was established in 1951 and became the national airline of Japan in 1953. After over three decades of service and expansion, the airline was fully privatised in 1987. In 2002, the airline merged with Japan Air System, Japan’s third-largest airline and became the sixth largest airline in the world by passengers carried. Japan Airlines is currently an official sponsor of Japan Football Association, Japan national football team, Shimizu S-Pulse and Consadole Sapporo. All Nippon Airways, the largest airline in Japan, is JAL’s main competitor.
Japan Airlines Fleet, Destinations & Awards: Japan Airlines has a fleet consisting of 162 different aircraft as of 2018, with everything being Boeing planes, ranging from the 737-700 to the 787-9, where 13 of those 162 aircraft they have are the 777-300ER. And they have their first Airbus planes on order being the A350-900 and the -1000 variant, both coming soon.
As for their Route map, they serve up to 180 destinations with 126 being domestic and 54 international in 20 different countries such as The UK, USA, China, Thailand, India, France and Japan to name a few.
JAL has received the award for The Best Airline in Japan for the second consecutive year by TripAdvisor 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines.
They’ve also received a 4-Star rating by the famous airline reviewing site Skytrax with 4/5 on all criterias and a total rating of 8/10.
You may ask, why do we need a 777-300ER variant when we already have the 777-200ER and the popular 787-9 Dreamliner which both of them clearly are used for medium to long haul flight just like the 300ER version…?
Well that’s because he 777-300ER serves as a backbone for their long haul routes to the US and Europe which happen to be some of their most profitable and popular routes they have in their route network. These routes are a key factor and big reason to JAL’s expansion as a airliner and company as a whole. There are more daily flights with 777-300ER to the US than there is with any other international flight in their network today.
Popular Routes JAL uses the 777-300ER on!
Tokyo (Haneda) International —> San Francisco International (SFO)
Tokyo (Haneda) International —> Los Angeles International (LAX)
Tokyo (Haneda) International —> London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
Tokyo (Haneda) International —> Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
Tokyo (Haneda) International —> Paris, Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
Tokyo (Haneda) International —> New York, John F. Kennedy International (JFK)
Today our options to fly with JAL is stuck on a minor amount of Domestic routes, a variety of Asia-Pacific ones, London/Helsinki and flights to Boston, Vancouver and Hawaii Routes plus Hawaii, and with one or two flights. With the 777-300ER we would have more variety on Long Hauls, and more popular routes to fly.
Picture Link: https://www.airplane-pictures.net/photo/414482/ja742j-jal-japan-airlines-boeing-777-300er/
Destiantions (Wikipedia): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Japan_Airlines_destinations
Note: The previous Japan Airlines 777-300ER Feature Request has been closed by a moderator on my behalf, so if you’d like to see this beauty in IF some time in the future, then make sure to click/press on that blue “VOTE” button to show your support! 👍