Haneda Airport

 
Japan Airlines, JAL at Haneda Airport. Is the sun setting on the Japanese flag bearer?

Japan Airlines, JAL at Haneda Airport. Is the sun setting on the Japanese flag bearer?

With Haneda Airport adding more international slots to its operation, and a new terminal building being almost finished, it is bad timing for the Government to see Japan Airlines in such financial trouble. It is expected there will be some sort of bail-out for the troubled airline, but the details are not known yet.

I went down to Haneda airport to take a few pictures of planes before possibly we see the logos or symbols on them repainted. I got there a bit to late in the evening and so most of the shots were of the runway filtered by a setting sun.

ANA tocuhes down, probably wondernig what a bailout for JAL will mean for them.

ANA tocuhes down, probably wondernig what a bailout for JAL will mean for them.

STARFLYER makes a landing in bright sunshine

STARFLYER makes a landing in bright sunshine

SKYMARK Airlines

SKYMARK Airlines

The new terminal building currently being constructed at Haneda Airport, Tokyo's International Airport.

The new terminal building currently being constructed at Haneda Airport, Tokyo's International Airport.

There always seems to be a lot of passangers traveling at peak times, but throughout the year obviously not enough to keep things running smoothly.

There always seems to be a lot of passangers traveling at peak times, but throughout the year obviously not enough to keep things running smoothly.

The STARFLYER plane heading back to the terminal

The STARFLYER plane heading back to the terminal

Will JAL split its companies into a basket of profitable v unprofitable, domestic v. international ?

Will JAL split its companies into a basket of profitable v unprofitable, domestic v. international, north v. south ?

Will JAL keep buying Boeing or will they move more to Airbus planes?

Will JAL keep buying Boeing or will they move more to Airbus planes?

When the JAL bailout does happen there will be lots of details to fill in. Who will be in charge of the operation, what special conditions are imposed on the airline, what preferential treatment it might get, how many companies it will be split into, what will happen to the unprofitable routes?

It will be interesting to see how this works itself out in the New Year. No doubt, politicians don’t want to mess with the status quo until the holiday season is over.

Are you a JAL fan or do you prefer ANA?

6 thoughts on “Haneda Airport”

  1. Neksus says:

    Looks like Evangelion… Third pic is goooood.

  2. katiemuffett says:

    Dayum, you are a freaking master of that camera! You could give lessons on coping with difficult lighting and colour.

    You’d probably have been arrested in the US if you took pictures of planes on the runway 😉 If you had a Geordie accent, you’d definitely be terrorist material!

  3. whipcracker says:

    RT @Shibuya246: Haneda Airport, Japan Travel | Shibuya246 http://bt.io/CBBq
    Great late afternoon pictures. Have never flown on either of those airlines to give a fair review. The only airlines that the wife and I have flown on is American.

  4. vile1 says:

    I have only ever used JAL, but my experience was top-notch! I have flown 1st class and coach with them and was not disappointed either time!

    1. shibuya246 says:

      I have been flying JAL for years and instantly feel at home when I board their planes.

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