Japan Airlines Business Class
Founded in 1951 with the help of Japanese government, Japan Airlines or JAL is the national flag carrier of Japan with its prime hubs at Tokyo International Airport and Narita International Airport in Chubu, Centrair International Airport, Nagoya and Kansai International Airport in Osaka. The airline was initially formed to boost the economy of Japan and bridge gaps with other nations after the postwar effects of World War II. In 1954, JAL made its first, historic international flight carrying 18 passengers from Tokyo to San Francisco.
The airline covers 33 international destinations across Asia, the Americas, Europe and Oceania. JAL also provides services to 59 local destinations. The airline and its subsidiaries enjoy airway alliance with Oneworld and observe codeshare agreements with 14 other airlines including Emirates Airlines, Air France, Air New Zealand, China Eastern Airlines and China Airlines.
As per 2009, the airline carried 1.1 ton of mail and cargo and over 52 million passengers with its fleet of 279 aircrafts. The airline has subsidiaries, including JALways, J-Air, JAL Express Japan Transocean Air, Hokkaido Air System, Japan Air Commuter and Ryukyu Air Commuter. The airline offers two frequent flyer programs: JAL Mileage Bank and JAL Global Club. The current slogan of the airline is “Dream Skyworld”. The Chairman of the airline is Kazuo Inamori and the President is Masaru Onishi.
JAL’s international travel services include First Class Skysleeper Solo or Skysleeper, Executive Class Shell Flat Seat or Skyluxe seat, Premium Economy Sky Shell Seat and Economy Class. JAL’s in-flight entertainment system, MAGIC features audio/video allowing passengers to enjoy movies and games during the travel.