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…
Virgin Atlantic Airways came into being, when Richard Branson, who was earlier, involved in music records business and had a company by the name 'Virgin Records', decided to enter airlines business. Virgin Atlantic’s forerunner, British Atlantic Airways, operated flights from the UK to the Falkland Islands, starting in 1982. Branson bought British Atlantic Airways and the new airlines - Virgin Atlantic Airways - began its operations on June 22, 1984. The airline's inaugural flight was between London and Newark Liberty.
Virgin Atlantic Airways is a British private airline, operated by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. The Group holds 51% share of the airline, while 49% share is held by Singapore Airlines. Headquartered in Crawley, West Sussex, England, Virgin Atlantic Airways operates from its main hubs at London Heathrow Airport and London Gatwick Airport. Apart from its main hubs, it also has a small base at Manchester Airport.
Their fleet consists of Boeing 747-400, Airbus A340-600,…
SMBC was formed by the merger of The Sumitomo Bank and Sakura Bank in April 2001. Sumitomo Bank was a major Japanese bank founded in 1895; Sakura Bank was a descendant of Mitsui Bank, another major Japanese bank founded in 1876, but with operations dating back to 1683, when the Tokugawa Shogunate granted Mitsui Takatoshi permission to act as a money changer.
In April 2001, Sakura Bank and Sumitomo Bank merge to form Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. (Capital stock: ¥1,276,7 billion). Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) establishes a holding company named Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. (SMFG) through a share transfer, SMBC becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of SMFG in December 2002 and witnessed Wakashio Bank (established June 1996) merge with SMBC in the end of 1st quarter next year.
On July 2008, Sumitomo Mitsui buys a 2.1 per cent stake in Barclays Bank for £500m. In the beginning of 2nd quarter, a group of criminal hackers including Hugh Rodley, security insider…
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