Japan Airlines or more commonly JAL began life in 1951 becoming Japan's national carrier two years later. JAL was fully privatized in 1987.
After years of impressive growth especially on flights to the US, JAL has recently been in financial trouble and filed for bankruptcy protection in January this year amid rumours of possible mergers with other airlines.
JAL absorbed Japan Air System (JAS) in 2002 to become the sixth largest airline in the world in terms of passengers carried.
JAL serves over 160 worldwide destinations and over 50 domestic destinations from its main hubs at Narita, Haneda, Itami (Osaka), KIX (Kansai International Airport) and Chubu International (Centrair) airports.
JAL is a member of the Oneworld alliance and has multiple codeshare flights with other international airlines including British Airways, Finnair, American Airlines and Cathay Pacific.
Tel: 0570 025 071 (domestic reservations)
Tel: 0570 025 031 (international reservations)