I have found this strange with some of their aircrafts. For instance, JA8087 (747-400) was bought by JAL, immediately went to NIA aircraft leasing and was leased to JL, and then last month, records indicate the JL rebought the aircraft. This didn't happen only with this aircraft. For instance, JA813J and JA812J first were leased from an American company so had a N registration number and was bought by JL recently. Is there a strategy into doing this?
I also find it odd that JL owns a lot of the older aircrafts (747-200, 747-300) while a majority of their fleet of 747-400 are leased. Does anybody have anymore information on this?