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April 6, 1989 | From United Press International
Airbus Industrie said Thursday it signed an agreement to sell seven A300-600R twin-engine widebody aircraft to Japan Air System. JAS will receive three aircraft in 1991, and the remaining four in 1992, Airbus said. Each aircraft will seat 308 passengers in an all-economy layout.
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BUSINESS
April 6, 1989 | From United Press International
Airbus Industrie said Thursday it signed an agreement to sell seven A300-600R twin-engine widebody aircraft to Japan Air System. JAS will receive three aircraft in 1991, and the remaining four in 1992, Airbus said. Each aircraft will seat 308 passengers in an all-economy layout.
BUSINESS
November 13, 2001 | KAE INOUE and TIM KELLY, BLOOMBERG NEWS
Skymark Airlines Co., Japan's first discount carrier, said it hopes Japan Airlines Co.'s takeover of Japan Air System Co. will give it more access to high-volume domestic routes. Skymark hopes the merger will give fair opportunities for other airlines to add routes, said spokesman Soemu Kurashige. "We hope the merger won't give consumers disadvantages, such as some routes being more expensive than others."
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April 19, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A plane landed roughly, broke into three parts and caught fire at Hanamaki airport in northern Japan, but all 77 people aboard were evacuated, officials said. The Japan Air System DC-9 burst into flames soon after the 72 passengers and five crew members were clear. Nineteen people were injured slightly, an airline spokesman said. Strong winds were reported just before the plane landed, but it was not immediately clear whether they caused the accident.
BUSINESS
February 1, 1990 | From Times wire services
Boeing Co. today picked up another $1 billion in business with jetliner orders from Japan Air System Co. and Qantas Airways. Japan Air System ordered four Boeing 747-400 jumbo jets and took options for four more, Boeing Commercial Airplane Group said. Qantas ordered one 747-400 and four 767-300 wide-body jets, worth about $560 million, including spare parts.
BUSINESS
November 12, 2001 | Associated Press
Two of Japan's largest airlines are close to a merger that would create the world's No.6 carrier in terms of annual passenger miles flown, news reports said Sunday. Japan Airlines Inc., the world's eighth-largest airline, and regional carrier Japan Air System Inc. plan to merge their operations under a holding company in the fall of 2002, the Nihon Keizai financial daily reported, without citing sources.
BUSINESS
May 8, 1996 | From Associated Press
Forget the smoked salmon and the complimentary champagne. Japan Airlines is planning something really special for its first-class passengers: a $95,000 luxury bathroom. Japan's largest international carrier announced Tuesday that selected first-class cabins on its route between Tokyo and New York will soon be outfitted with lavatories on a grand scale. "Especially on long-distance flights, the toilet is something that leaves a deep impression," JAL spokesman Yoshihiko Kozu said.
BUSINESS
June 30, 1993 | From Times Wires Services
Boeing Co. said it received an order from Japan Air System Co. for seven 777 wide-body airliners, valued at $820 million including spare parts and support. Deliveries are to begin in the third quarter of 1996, and Boeing said the Japanese carrier has not yet chosen an engine for the planes. The 300-seat airliner's list price is $115 million to $143 million.
BUSINESS
September 30, 2002 | From Bloomberg News
China Airlines Co., Taiwan's biggest carrier, will order as many as 10 Boeing Co. 747 jetliners and up to 12 Airbus A330 aircraft, the Asian Wall Street Journal reported. China Airlines will pay more than $4 billion for the aircraft, the paper reported, without citing anyone. The report didn't give delivery dates. Boeing couldn't confirm whether an agreement has been reached.
BUSINESS
November 15, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Services
In the largest ever wide-body aircraft deal, Singapore Airlines on Tuesday agreed to buy up to 77 of Boeing Co.'s new 777-200B passenger planes for $12.7 billion. The deal, announced in Singapore and in Boeing's hometown of Seattle, was a blow to European plane maker Airbus Industrie, which had hoped the airline would buy its A330 aircraft. The world's other major jetliner builder, McDonnell Douglas Corp.'
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