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Airlines

Name: JAPAN ASIA AIRWAYS
7JetSet7 Code: JAA
Status: Operational
Region: ORIENT
City: TOKYO
Country: JAPAN
Employees 734
Web: japanasia.co.jp
Email: haacz@jaa.jalgroup.or.jp
Telephone: +81 (3) 5460 7342
Fax: +81 (3) 3284 2945
Sita: TYOCZEG
Background
(definitions)

ESTABLISHED AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1975. INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
C/O JAL BUILDING
2-4-11 HIGASHI-SHINAGAWA, SHINAGAWA-KU
TOKYO 140-8637, JAPAN

JUNE 1993: 1992 = +8.5% (RPK) TRAFFIC, +6.5% PASSENGERS (PAX), +0.6% (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC.

HUBS AT NAGOYA, OKINAWA, OSAKA & TOKYO WITH SERVICES TO HONG KONG, KAOHSIUNG & TAIPEI.

JAPAN AIRLINES (JAL) OWNS 90.5%.

JANUARY 1994: LAST 6 MONTHS = -17.2% PASSENGERS (PAX).

JULY 1995: 1 747-200B (JT9D-7A), EX-JAPAN AIRLINES (JAL).

OCTOBER 1995: DC-10-40 (L/N 343), JAPAN AIRLINES (JAL) LEASED.

APRIL 1997: 3 DC-10-40'S (JT9D-59A) RETURNED TO JAPAN AIRLINES (JAL). 2 767-300'S (JT9D-7R4D), EX-(JAL).

JULY 1997: 909 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 580 FLIGHT CREW (FC).

AUGUST 1997: 1ST 767-300 DELIVERY.

FEBRUARY 1998: 3RD 767-300 DELIVERY (CF6-80C2B4F). RETURNS 767-300 (JT9D-7R4D) TO JAPAN AIRLINES (JAL).

MARCH 1998: CIVIL AVIATION BUREAU OF JAPAN INCREASED EXTENDED TWIN-ENGINE OPERATIONS (ETOPS) APPROVAL FROM 120 TO 180 MINUTES.

APRIL 1998: 909 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 580 flight crew (FC)).

JULY 1998: FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1997 = +5.4% (RPK) TRAFFIC; +2.9% (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC; +2.1% PASSENGERS (PAX).

APRIL 1999: 909 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 580 FLIGHT CREW (FC)).

(http://www.asianet.com/taiwan/jaa).

(jaatperz@jaa-tperz.crane.jal.jp).

APRIL 2000: 832 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 439 FLIGHT CREW (FC), & 75 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA)).

SITA: TYOCZEG.

(http://www.japanasia.co.jp). (haacz@jaa.jalgroup.or.jp).

JUNE 2000: 747-246B (22065, JA8141), JAPAN AIRLINES (JAL) SHORT TERM LEASED.

JULY 2000: 1999 = 2.55 BILLION (RPK) TRAFFIC (-12.8%); 68% LF LOAD FACTOR; 127.59 MILLION (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC (-1.8%); 1.38 MILLION PASSENGERS (PAX) (+4.7%); 832 EMPLOYEES.

APRIL 2001: 832 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 439 FC, & 75 CA).

NOVEMBER 2001: 1 747-246B (407-22064, JA8140), JAPAN AIR LINES (JAL) LEASED.

MARCH 2002: (TELEPHONE: (3) 32 84 29 74). (FAX: (3) 32 84 29 80).

April 2002: 707 employees (including 92 FC, & 378 CA).

SITA: TYOCZEG.

Owners/Shareholders: (JAL) (90.5%).

Domestic, scheduled services: Nagoya, Okinawa, & Osaka.

International, scheduled services: Hong Kong, Kaohsiung, & Taipei.

October 2002: Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure & Transport is emphasizing development of the new, Centrair international airport to open in Nagoya in 2005, and upgrades to Tokyo's Haneda airport, in its $4.1 Billion airport improvement budget for 2003. $1.1 Billion is for construction of a 4th runway at Haneda (Asia's busiest airport, even though it serves mainly domestic Japanese routes. $388 Million has been allocated for Aichi-Japan International Airport - Centrair. Other major projects include $114 Million for Narita, and $367 Million for a 2nd runway for Osaka Kansai International Airport. Other funding goes for noise abatement, and air traffic contol upgrades.

September 2003: 2002 = 2.45 Billion (RPK) (-3.6%); 1.3 Million (PAX) (-8.8%).

2002 TOP WORLD AIRLINES TRAFFIC (RPK) (Billion):
154 (ADH) 2.54; 155 (ACN) JAZZ) 2.53; 156 (SNS) 2.48; 157 (USA) EXPRESS) 2.47; 158 (JAA) 2.45; 159 (HORIZON AIR) 2.44; 160 (SHG) 2.41; 161 (ROS) 2.38; 162 (RFG) 2.37; 163 (CHAUTAUQUA AIRLINES) 2.33; 164 (KLM) CITYHOPPER) 2.28; 165 (MCU) 2.26; 166 (ALS) 2.25.

May 2004: 747-246B (21679), Japan Airlines (JAL) leased.

September 2004: 707 employees (including 92 FC; & 378 CA).

November 2004: DC-10-40 (206-46913) sold to (NI) Aircraft Leasing.

December 2004: 830 employees.

May 2005: Japan Asia Airways (JAA) provides scheduled, passenger and cargo, jet airplane services in support of its parent company.

734 employees (including 77 Flight Crew (FC); 425 Cabin Attendants (CA); & 232 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

(IATA) Code: EG - 688. (ICAO) Code: JAA (Callsign - ASIA).

Parent organization/shareholders: Japan Airlines International (JAL) (100%).

Domestic, scheduled destinations: Osaka; & Tokyo.

International, Scheduled Destinations: Kaohsiung; & Taipei.

November 2005: 1st 10 months international = Passenger traffic 2.27 Billion (RPK) (+10.1%); Freight traffic 111.80 Million (FTK) (-16.4%); 1.18 Million passengers (+4.1%).

June 2006: Japan Airlines (JAL) at a meeting in Paris, received a formal invitation to join the Oneworld (ONW) alliance, seven months after the world's largest unaligned carrier announced its intentions. The mainline will be integrated by early next year and (JAL)/(JAS) Group members JALways (JAI), Japan Asia Airways (JAA), JAL Express (JEX), J-Air and Japan Transocean Air (SWL) will join as affiliate members. American Airlines (AAL) is (JAL)'s principal sponsor, assisted by Cathay Pacific Airways (CAT). (JAL) and its affiliates will add 47 destinations to Oneworld (ONW)'s network.

"Japan Airlines (JAL) and (ONW) alliance have been able to conclude all necessary membership agreements extremely speedily, which signals excellent working relationships going forward," (JAL) (CEO) designate Haruka Nishimatsu said.

The carrier already has interline e-ticketing agreements in place with (AAL) and British Airways (BAB) and will link up with (CAT) within months. Remaining members, plus new recruits Malev Hungarian Airlines (HGA) and Royal Jordanian (RJA), will be online by the time (JAL) joins next year. (ONW) alliance said it is the only alliance with interline e-ticketing among all its members.

Following Star Alliance (SAL)'s lead, Oneworld (ONW) will consolidate its operations at Tokyo Narita's Terminal 2. Most members of Star (SAL) will operate out of T1. Qantas (QAN) and (JAL) already are housed in T2, and (AAL), Cathay (CAT) and Finnair (FIN) will relocate from T1 in 2007 and build their own lounges. (BAB) will remain in T1.

Narita spent $10 million to upgrade T2 last year. A $170 million investment starting this year will include a refurbishment of the check-in and security screening area, more user-friendly flight information displays, increased shopping areas and two new gates, bringing T2's total to 30.

October 2006: 1st 9 months for Japan Asia Airways (JAA) had 2.95 billion (RPK)s passenger traffic (+0.2%), 119.4 million (FTK)S (+8.2%), and 1.28 million passengers (-3.4%) (international operations only).

February 2007: Oneworld (ONW) alliance confirmed that Royal Jordanian (RJA), Japan Airlines (JAL)/(JAS), and Malev Hungarian Airlines (HGA) will join the alliance as full members on April 1. Five additional subsidiaries of JAL Group (JAL)/(JAS) will join the same day as affiliates: JALways (JAI), Japan Asia Airways (JAA), JAL Express (JEX), J-AIR and Japan Transocean Air (SWL). At the same time, Aer Lingus (ARL) will withdraw from the alliance. 3 other airlines are lining up to join as affiliates in 2007: Dragonair (DRG), LAN Argentina (LNR), and LAN Ecuador (LNE). The membership changes will expand oneworld (ONW) alliance's reach to almost 700 airports, nearly 150 countries and 9,000 daily departures by around 2,500 airplanes.

November 2007: 1st 6 months = 1.22 billion (RPK)s (-1.2%) traffic; 70.78 million (FTK)s (-8.5%) freight traffic; 599,000 passengers (-1.8%).

February 2015: Tokyo’s Narita International Airport plans to open its dedicated low-cost carrier (LCC) terminal in early April. The 66,000 sq m Terminal 3 has five contact stands for narrow body airplanes and two contact stands for wide body airplanes. It will increase capacity by +7.5 million passengers per year, Narita deputy Vice Chairman Cargo, Fumio Gunji said.

“The total investment for T3 is around $130 million “Narita deputy VP Aviation Marketing, Koichi Okawara said.

Currently, 13 low cost carriers (LCC) (four of them based in Japan) operate out of Narita during the current winter schedule, creating about 21.5% market share of the total.

Fleet:
(definitions)

September 2017:

1 747-146 (JT9D-7A) (259-21029, /75 JA8128), 1 LST (JAL). RTND. LST (OTH) 2003-08. 12F, 42C, 353Y.

2 747-246B (JT9D-7Q) (21678, JA8129; 547-22745, /81 JA8154; 548-22746, /81 JA8155), EX-(JAL), 21678 RTND. 39C, 381Y.

1 747-246B (JT9D-7A) (376-21679, JA8130), (JAL) LSD 2004-05. 39C, 381Y.

0 747-246B (JT9D-7Q) (411-22065, JA8141), (JAL) SHORT-TERM LSD 2000-06. 39C, 381Y.

0 747-246B (JT9D-7Q) (407-22064, JA8140), (JAL) LSD 2001-10. RTND. ST (KAC) 2005-10. 39C, 381Y.

1 747-346B (JT9D-7R4G2) (716-24156, /88 JA8189), (JAL) LSD, 51C, 403Y.

0 747-346 (JT9D-7R4D) (191-23966, /87 JA8266), RTND. 24C, 209Y.

1 767-346 (JT9D-7R4D) (191-23966, /87 JA8266), (JAL) LSD 1997-04. 24C, 209Y.

2 767-346 (CF6-80C2B2) (667-27659, /97 JA8976; 688-28553, /98 JA8987), EX-(JAL), 30C, 202Y.

3 DC-10-40 (JT9D-59A) (206-46913, /76 JA8534; 216-46923, /76 JA8531; 220-46660, /76 JA8532; 265-46967 /79 JA8537), (JAL) LSD, 46913 ST NI ACFT LSG 2004-11. 39C, 225Y.

Management:
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MASAHIDE OCHI, CHAIRMAN.

MAMORU ICHIKAWA, PRESIDENT.

TAKESHI KATSU, SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR.

TOSHIAKI SHINAGAWA, SENIOR VP FLIGHT OPERATIONS (TYOOZEG) (toshiaki.shinagawa@jaa.jalgroup.or.jp).

T MINAMI, CHIEF PILOT 747.

J NOMURA, CHIEF PILOT 767.

KAZUNOBU SATO, SENIOR VP ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE (NRTMZEG)
(kazunobu.sato@jaa.jalgroup.or.jp) (2002-01).

T DOI, DIRECTOR ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE (1997-08).

TERUHISA SAITO, GENERAL MANAGER ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE (NRTMZEG), (teruhisa.saito@jaa.jalgroup.or.jp) (1999-07).

SEIJI TAKAHASHI, GENERAL MANAGER ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE.

 
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