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Name: HARLEQUIN AIR
7JetSet7 Code: HAQ
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: ORIENT
City: FUKUOKA
Country: JAPAN
Employees 177
Web: harlequin-air.co.jp
Email: information@harlequin-air.co.jp
Telephone: +81 92 623 8091
Fax: +81 92 623 1230
Sita: FUKJHJD
Background
(definitions)

STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1997. SUBSIDIARY OF JAPAN AIR SERVICES (JAS), WHO OWNS 100%. CHARTER, DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
FUKUOKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
767-1 SHIMOUFUI, HAKATA-KU
FUKUOKA 812-0003, JAPAN

JAPAN WAS ESTABLISHED IN 660, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 377,815, SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 125 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS TOKYO, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS JAPANESE.

JANUARY 1997: NEW JAPAN AIR SYTEM (JAS) SUBSIDIARY BASED IN FUKUOKA CITY, KYUSHU ISLAND, WITH INTERNATIONAL CHARTER OPERATIONS TO SOUTHEAST ASIA, OCEANIA, WITH DOMESTIC FLIGHTS IN 1998. PROJECT 1ST YEAR TO HAVE 100 INTERNATIONAL CHARTER FLIGHTS & EVENTUALLY 15 DAILY DOMESTIC FLIGHTS. APPLIED TO USA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) FOR GUAM - SAIPAN - NAGOYA ROUTE. TO ACQUIRE 1 DC-10-30 & 3 MD-81'S, (JAS) LEASED. CREWS TO INCLUDE RETIRED/INACTIVE JAPANESE PILOTS (FC) & FOREIGN PILOTS (FC). NEW RULE ALLOWS PILOTS (FC) TO FLY TO AGE 63.

DECEMBER 1997: RECEIVES AIR OPERATIONS CERTIFICATE (AOC).

OPERATES DC-10 WITH UNIQUE LOGO FROM FUKUOKA TO BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA.

APPLIED TO THE USA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) FOR CHARTER COMBI SERVICE TO USA, STARTING FEBRUARY 1998, WITH 14 - 23 CHARTERS TO HAWAII WITH 2 DC-10-30'S, 41C, 235Y, OR ALL 295Y. INAUGRAL FLIGHT WAS DC-10-30 (JA8550) FUKUOKA TO HONOLULU WITH 270 PAX.

JANUARY 1998: DOMESTIC SERVICE TO MIYAZAKI AND OKINAWA.

OCTOBER 1998: OWNER, JAPAN AIR SYSTEM (JAS) SAYS IT MAY MOVE ITS INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS TO HARLEWQUIN AIR (HAQ). (JAS) CURRENTLY HAS OPERATIONS TO GUANGZHOU, HONG KONG, & SEOUL.

DECEMBER 1998: A300B4-600, JAPAN AIR SYSTEM (JAS) LEASED.

NOVEMBER 1999: PARENT COMPANY, JAPAN AIR SYSTEM (JAS) INTENDS TO TRANSFER INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS FROM (JAS) TO HARLEQUIN AIR (HAQ).

MARCH 2000: CEASES INTERNATIONAL ROUTES WITH KUMAMOTO - HONOLULU SERVICE.

DC-10-30 (48315) RETURNED TO JAPAN AIR SYSTEM (JAS) SOLD TO NORTHWEST AIRLINES (NWA).

JULY 2001: (http://www.harlequin-air.co.jp). SITA: FUKJHJD,

(information@harlequin-air.co.jp). 177 EMPLOYEES.

April 2002: Owners/Shareholders: Japan Air System (JAS) (100%).

April 2003: As the Fukuoka-based subsidiary of Japan Air System (JAS), Harlequin Air (HAQ) operates domestic and international, passenger, jet airplane services.

International, Scheduled Destinations: Guangzhou; Kunming; & Xi An.

December 2004: 180 employees.

(IATA) Code: JH. (ICAO) Code: HLQ (Callsign - HARLEQUIN).

Services have now been integrated into the parent company, Japan Airlines Group.

April 2005: Discontinued operations.

Fleet:
(definitions)

April 2005:

7 MD-81 (JT8D-217A/C), (JAS) LSD. 163Y.

1 A300B4-622R, (JAS) LSD.

Management:
(definitions)

YASUA TODA, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

NOBUO KAMOSHIDA, SENIOR VP.

 
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