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  • Japan interested in investing in int'l sea trade port of Turkmenistan

    JAPAN, 2015/07/22 Japan is interested in investing in the construction of a new international sea trade port in Turkmenistan’s Turkmenbashi city. The initiative was discussed at the recent negotiations held between the Japanese and Turkmen sides in Tokyo during the visit of a Turkmen delegation to Japan on July 15-17, the Turkmen government reported. The Turkmenbashi port is designed to become not only one of the “sea gates” of the country, but as well an significant and integral part of the high-capacity regional transport infrastructure that is being created today.
  • Japan Airlines (JAL) has signed a purchase agreement for 31 A350 XWBs

    JAPAN, 2013/10/07 Japan Airlines (JAL) has signed a purchase agreement for 31 A350 XWBs (18 A350-900s and 13 A350-1000s), plus options for a further 25 aircraft. This is JAL’s initial ever order for Airbus aircraft.* It is as well the initial order Airbus has received from Japan for the A350 XWB, confirming its continuing success with world leading airlines across the globe. JAL and Airbus aim for entry into service from 2019, with the airline’s A350 XWBs gradually replacing its ageing fleet approximately over a six year period. “We will utilize the A350 XWB to maximum, which offers high level of operational efficiency and product competitiveness, while positively catering to new business opportunities next slots at airports in Tokyo are increased,” said Yoshiharu Ueki, President of Japan Airlines. “In addition to improving profitability with advanced aircraft, we always aim to deliver unparalleled services to customers with the new cabin and steady expansion of our route network.”
  • JAL announces international fare fuel surcharge

    JAPAN, 2013/08/10 Japan Airlines (JAL) has requested for approval from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism(MLIT) to maintain current levels of fuel surcharge applied on all international passenger tickets issued between October 1 and November 30, 2013 as detailed below. JAL sets fuel surcharge levels bimonthly based on the 2-month average price of Singapore kerosene-type jet fuel. The price of Singapore kerosene-type jet fuel during the two month period of June and July 2013 averaged US$119.09 per barrel. With reference to the fuel surcharge benchmark inventory for fiscal year 2013 (see below), this corresponds to Zone F of fuel surcharges. From October to November 2013, it will range from 2,000 yen on a Japan - Korea ticket to 21,000 yen on a Japan - USA ticket per person per sector flown, on tickets purchased in Japan.