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.
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?