Image default

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?

Related posts

Togetsukyo Bridge, Kyoto

Shibuya246

Huis Ten Bosch

Shibuya246

Okayama Station

Shibuya246

6 comments

Neksus December 17, 2009 at 10:37 pm

Looks like Evangelion… Third pic is goooood.

Reply
katiemuffett December 17, 2009 at 11:54 pm

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!

Reply
shibuya246 December 19, 2009 at 9:27 am

LOL 🙂

Reply
whipcracker December 18, 2009 at 3:00 am

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.

Reply
vile1 December 24, 2009 at 9:50 am

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!

Reply
shibuya246 December 24, 2009 at 3:03 pm

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

Reply

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: