Airlines JAL reveals further details about its LCC

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By summer 2020 two extended 787-8s will be flying for the newly established low-cost carrier of JAP.

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In May of this year, Japan Airlines (JAL) had announced to establish a new low-cost carrier business for the international market. With the increase of the density in two of its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners JAL is aiming at markets in Asia, Europe and America for the new LCC unit. So far, the Dreamliners operated by JAL are configured with 161 to 186 seats. The carrier intends to extend the seat configuration to 290 to 300 seats for the medium- and long-haul low-cost business.

The company will be a consolidated subsidiary of the JAL Group and operate flights from Narita International Airport. JAL plans to start commercial flight operations with the two 787-8s from summer 2020 – right in time for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

In August, the holding company TBL Co. Ltd. for the LCC unit was formally established.

Japan Airlines has not yet given a statement on the routes to be served.

The predecessor of JAL was established in 1951 operating domestic flights. The company under the name Japan Airlines was established from the domestic carrier only two years later, shortly developing into an international carrier. Today, JAL serves 143 domestic and 571 international routes with a total fleet of 231 aircraft.

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