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Japan Air System And Japan Airlines To Merge  
User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3081 posts, RR: 8
Posted (14 years 3 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3821 times:

Sorry of this is old news, but nothing came up in the search. Here's the story:


The merger will create the world's sixth (in what category?) largest airline.

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User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3754 times:

JAL currently holds 8% of JAS' share.

User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13175 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3723 times:

If true, bad news for Airbus; JAS had just announced a plan to begin replacing its A300B2 with new -600s. However, it does make considerable sense from a business point of view and of course, from Boeing's point of view.

JAS has a large MD80/90 fleet, which combined with JAL/JALExpress's 734s, would make a useful target for Boeing to replace with 737NGs. JAS has 772s as well, which are powered by PW engines, so these would fit nicely into place. The Airbuses would unfortunately have to go; can't see an AB6 ever appearing in JAL livery.

User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3720 times:

Oh no!
I like both airlines, but i don't want to say goodbye to the JAS colour scheme or their Brand new 3B6's! I hope there will be some way to keep that order...

Next flight.... who knows.
User currently offlineSin777er From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3709 times:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. I love their livery! Big thumbs up Big thumbs up Big thumbs up

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3703 times:

This cannot be in the interest of the Japanese travelling public. There is already too much concentration in the Japanese airline industry.

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (14 years 3 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3675 times:

I might sound selfish but JAS please stay! and keep the new A300-600R coming and replace old B2/B4 fleet with these.

 Big thumbs up

User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 3 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3623 times:

Japanese report saying that JAL has weaker Domestic network, where as JAS is pretty strong.

But once JAS/JAL merge, which alliance will the new airline leaning towards to?

JAS cooperates with NWA/KLM, and JAL is close to OneWorld.

User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5095 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (14 years 3 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3602 times:

It would a good combination!!!

Work Hard But Play Harder
User currently offlineRJ777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2017 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (14 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3580 times:

If they do Merge, which name and livery will be kept anyway? The rainbow may not fade after all.

User currently offlineJohnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (14 years 3 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3541 times:


Japanese airlines iron out merger

In what marks the first restructuring of the Japanese transport industry in 30 years, No. 1 air carrier Japan Airlines Co. and third-ranked Japan Air System Co. have agreed to the lose terms of a merger, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported in its Sunday edition.
The merger, aimed to boost the domestic market share of the two airlines, would form the world's six largest airline based on passenger miles and would offer stiff competition to Nippon Airways Co., the newspaper said in a report that did not quote company executives. The move also comes about as a weak domestic economy continues to sap company profits.
Executives of Japan Airlines, its top shareholder Tokyu Corp., and Japan Air have been discussing ways to clinch the deal by the end of the year. Both plan to have the deal approved at their respective shareholders meetings in June, the newspaper said.
The Japan Airlines group currently has 25 percent of the domestic airline market and Japan Air 23 percent, making its combined market share evenly split with that of Nippon Airways.
Tokyu, which owns 30 percent of Japan Airlines, had been trying to beef up its bottom line through restructuring but has since said it views a merger as the only viable salvage.


in a different article, which i found at airliners.net´s news section JAL dismissed reports it intended to merge with JAS. ???


If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.
User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8561 posts, RR: 53
Reply 11, posted (14 years 3 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3535 times:

JAS have a lot of A300s, something like 34 if I'm right. JAL won't ground the whole lot straight away, so they probably will appear in JAL livery, at least for a while (a la Qantas A300s after the merger with TN, Pan Am DC10s after the merger with National). Can't wait.

This might also soften up JAL for the A380, since there will be Airbus fans coming into the fold from JAS. Or maybe they'll keep the A300-600Rs (including future orders) and lose the 767s, some of which must be seriously old by now. All speculation of course...maybe they'll reintroduce Convair 880s? D'oh!!

fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 3 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3533 times:

HaHaHa, Cederjet you always make me laugh. What next American retires there entire 738 fleet with A320's. JAL will always be a Boeing outpost.

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