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Congratulations Japan Airlines, first A350 XWB delivered

Japan Airlines (JAL) has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse, France. The A350-900 is the first aircraft produced by Airbus for JAL. The milestone event was attended by JAL Representative Director and Chairman Yoshiharu Ueki and Airbus Chief Commercial Officer Christian Scherer. Altogether, JAL has ordered 31 A350 XWB aircraft, comprising 18 A350-900s and 13...

ANA Takes Delivery of its First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

With the addition of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner,All Nippon Airways became the first Asian airline to operate every Dreamliner airplane model Delivery bolsters the world’s largest in-service 787 fleet to 67 As a stretch of the popular 787-9, the 787-10 carries a total of 330 seats in a standard two-class configuration, adding about 40 more passengers, while setting new benchmarks for fu...

First Japan Airlines A350 XWB takes shape in final assembly line

Final assembly of the first A350-900 for Japan Airlines (JAL) has begun and is taking shape at the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France.  The wing-fuselage junction and the installation of the vertical and horizontal tailplane have been completed. After this station, the first JAL A350 XWB will be in the next assembly station for final structural completion – such as the...

Embraer and Japan Airlines extend Pool Program for E-Jets fleet

Embraer announced the extension of the Flight Hour Pool Program with Japan Airlines for J-AIR’s growing fleet of E170s and E190s, which currently stand at 20 aircraft. The pool agreement, for up to ten years, covers more than 300 part numbers for J-AIR’s entire E-Jets fleet. J-AIR currently operates 17 E170s and three E190s. The third E190 commenced revenue service at the start of...

Japanese Airlines Look to Drop Absurd Fuel Surcharges, Are Award Tickets Going to Get Cheaper?

Fuel surcharges don’t matter much to most consumers. They’re advertised as part of the paid fare when buying a ticket. They even earn credit in revenue-based frequent flyer programs. They really only matter to consumers who have airfare discounts that don’t apply to the surcharges, and to frequent flyers booking awards. United never collects fuel surcharges on awards Americ...