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Japan Airlines

Established in 1951, Japan Airlines (JAL) became the official flag carrier two years later, and is a member of the Oneworld airline alliance. In 2009, it suffered steep financial losses despite being Asia’s largest airline by revenue, and cut staff and routes to prune expenses. However, it was forced to file for bankruptcy protection in January 2010, after losses of nearly ¥100 billion in a single quarter. JAL emerged from bankruptcy in March 2011, and in September 2012 JAL shares resumed trading on the Tokyo stock Exchange.

Airbus secures 31-jet order from Japan Airlines, ending Boeing's dominance

Airbus announced its first jet order from Japan Airlines (JAL) yesterday, breaking open the last big aviation market dominated by Boeing in a move that suggests the US company may pay for the troubled debut of its 787 Dreamliner.

Tuesday, 8 October, 2013, 1:58am

Check-in revolution awaits fliers

Airport operations across the globe are set to be transformed over the next two years thanks to new technologies that aim to make journeys user-friendly rather than frustrating.

11 Jun 2013 - 3:25am

Japan Airlines halts 787 flight after battery pressure sensor problem

Japan Airlines said it halted a scheduled 787 Dreamliner flight on Sunday after engineers detected a faulty pressure sensor in one of its newly reinforced lithium-ion batteries, replacing the aircraft with an older 767.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Briefs, January 14, 2013

A Japan Airlines Boeing 787 suffered a fuel spill for the second time in a week, a report said. The latest incident happened at Tokyo's Narita Airport, Jiji Press newswire reported, while the aircraft was being checked following a fuel spill on Tuesday in Boston. The airline could not be reached for comment. On Friday, US regulators announced an in-depth safety review of the 787 Dreamliner after a recent spate of incidents involving the new hi-tech aircraft.

14 Jan 2013 - 7:07am

Questions are being asked about David Perry QC

The news that the Prosecutions Department has briefed England's David Perry QC to prosecute the corruption trial of former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan and the Kwok brothers has raised eyebrows in legal circles, not because Perry is other than an excellent choice, but because it smacks of favouritism.

1 Dec 2012 - 3:07am 2 comments

Business Digest, November 3, 2012

HSBC pretax profit expected to rise 79pc

3 Nov 2012 - 3:22am

Kyocera founder Kazuo Inamori builds success on Buddhist beliefs

As Japanese cars were being overturned on the streets of Chinese cities in September and employees at Japanese-owned factories staged shop-floor demonstrations, the atmosphere at Chinese plants operated by Kyoto-based Kyocera was very different.

24 Oct 2012 - 4:01am

Inflight peeping Tom escapes justice in Japan after crossing boundaries

A peeping Tom who used a camera disguised as a pen to photograph up a cabin attendant's skirt has avoided charges after Japanese prosecutors failed to decide which legal jurisdiction the plane was flying over at the time, reports said.

The 34-year-old man stretched out his hand with thespy camera to take the shot while he sat in his seat, the Asahi news website said yesterday.

15 Oct 2012 - 4:09am

Yoshiharu Ueki eyes China growth for JAL

As a commercial pilot, Yoshiharu Ueki had the challenge of safely navigating through sometimes tempestuous skies. As president of Japan Airlines, the nation's flag carrier, the challenges he faces now can be just as turbulent.

Japan Airlines (JAL), which sought bankruptcy protection in 2010, was relisted on the stock exchange in Tokyo last month despite the weak market environment.

1 Oct 2012 - 2:43am

JAL shares climb on return to market

Japan Airlines rose as much as 3 per cent on its return to trading in Tokyo following a 663 billion yen (HK$65.34 billion) initial public offering, making it Asia's third-biggest carrier by market value.

20 Sep 2012 - 3:58am