Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. was established in August 1951 when in the aftermath of Second World War, Japanese government recognized the need for a reliable Transportation system for economic reconstruction of Japan. In 1953, Japanese Parliament passed an Act paving the way for a new state-owned Japan Air Lines. Japan Airlines began its international service on February 2, 1954 when it flew from Tokyo to San Francisco. In 1972, Japanese government granted flag carrier status to JAL.
Japan Airlines Corporation boasts of being the largest airline operated in Asia. Its major hubs are Narita International Airport (for international flights) and Tokyo International Airport (for domestic flights). Currently, the airline operates both scheduled and non-scheduled flights to domestic as well as international destinations, worldwide. Its headquarters are located at Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan.
Japan Airline has a fleet of McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30, McDonnell Douglas MD-81, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-300, Boeing 777-200ER, Boeing 777-200, Boeing 767-300ER, Boeing 767-300, Boeing 767-200, Boeing 747-400D, Boeing 747-400, Boeing 747-300, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 737-400 and Airbus A300-600R.
Japan Airline operates schedules flights to a number of destinations within and outside the country. Apart from Japan, the airline flies to major Asian countries, which includes China, South Korea, Republic of China (Taiwan), India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand. In Europe, the airline covers Italy, France, Germany, Netherlands, Russia and United Kingdom. The Japan carrier also plies flights to United States (including San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Kailua-Kona, Honolulu, Chicago and Anchorage), Mexico and Canada. The airline also plies flights to countries in Oceania, including Australia and Guam. It covers Brazil in South America.