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Japan Airlines to expand WIFI services

Japan Airlines to expand WIFI services

New Delhi, Feb 27 : Japan Airlines will be expanding its in-flight WIFI services for customers.

Since 2012, Japan Airlines has been offering in-flight services with Boeing 777-300ERs.

The airline will start expand to include Boeing 767-300ERs and Boeing 787-8s Wi-Fi service in Europe, North America and long-haul Asia routes from March 3 under the theme "Embrace new Challenges".

The service will be applicable on Boeing 767-300ERs under which nine planes have been scheduled for the financial year 2015. For Boeing 787-8s, three planes are scheduled in financial year 2015.

The service will be continued for more Boeing 787-8s for the financial year 2016.

JAL to purchase 32 MRJ aircraft

Japan AirlinesTokyo, Jan 28 : Japan Airlines (JAL) on Wednesday announced that it has signed an agreement and letter of intent with Mitsubishi Aircraft for the purchase of 32 firm Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft.

JAL rates the performance of the next-generation MRJ aircrafts very high is considering Mitsubishi Aircraft's proposals for operational support following the delivery of the aircrafts. Mitsubishi has so far 407 MRJ aircrafts (223 firm, 160 option, 24 purchase rights) are on order, including 32 from JAL. Deliveries to JAL are scheduled to commence in 2021.

JAL opens revamped first class lounge at Haneda Airport International Terminal

JAL-First-Class-LoungeTokyo, Aug 30 : The JAL Group has announced the opening of its revamped JAL First Class Lounge at International Terminal of Tokyo's Haneda Airport, following the upgrade of Sakura Lounges earlier this year.

The design of space in new JAL First Class Lounge features Japanese tradition in a modern way.

JAL places orders for 15 jets with Embraer SA

Embraer-Japan-AirlinesNew Delhi, Aug 29 : Japan Airlines (JAL) has signed a firm order with Brazilian aircraft manufacturers Embraer SA for 15 jet planes, comprising the E170 and the E190 jets models. JAL has also enquired about an additional twelve jet options. The planes are scheduled to be delivered starting from 2015.

Japan Airlines sign $9.5 bn deal with Airbus

Japan Airlines sign $9.5 bn deal with AirbusParis, Oct 8 : Japan Airlines (JAL) has signed a contract to buy 31 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft worth $9.5 billion, the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus announced Monday.

JAL's first-ever order of Airbus aircraft include 18 A350-900s and 13 A350-1000, plus options for a further 25 aircraft, reported Xinhua citing the firm in a statement.

"We welcome Japan Airlines as a new Airbus customer and feel honored by this first-ever order from Japan for our all-new A350," said Fabrice Bregier, president and CEO of Airbus.

Airbus expected to bag major contract from Japan Air

Japan-Airlines-AirbusIn a major setback to Boeing, the Japan Airlines is expected to award a major order for aircrafts to its European rival, Airbus.

According to people closer to the matter, Toulouse, France-based Airbus might be making inroads into the Japanese market where Boeing has been maintaining an almost monopoly since several decades. The new order from Japan Airlines might be announced to the public soon. The airline said in a statement today that Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier and Japan Air President Yoshiharu Ueki, but did not provide more details.

JAL files for bankruptcy, restructuring planned

Japan Airlines Corp has filed for bankruptcy protection in one of Japan’s biggest bankruptcies. The restructuring is planned with the help of Enterprise Turnaround Initiative Corp of Japan.

The restructuring will reduce the presence of Asia's top carrier around the world. The airline has faced difficulties during recession. The Japanese government refused to bail out JAL again.

It has a fleet of 279 aircraft and carries12 million passengers a year on more than 400 routes. The ETIC said that the Airline is operating too many routs and aircrafts.

The number of domestic routs will be reduced from 119 from 136 while international routs will be reduced from 79 from 93

JAL Shares Up After Government Agreed To Provide More Aid

Japan Airlines CorpThe credit line of Japan Airlines Corp. has been increased to double by the government and the state-backed Development Bank of Japan.

On the back of the news, Japan Airlines Corp.’s shares rose over 36% at Y91. On Wednesday, JAL had seen a drastic fall of 23.9 percent to 67 yen.

It was after the fall in prices that the Cabinet ministers including Transport Minister Seiji Maehara and Vice Prime Minister Naoto Kan agreed on the increased credit line from the state-backed Development Bank, and the company saw a rise in its market value once again.

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