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1961-1970 The Jet AgeHistory of JAL


1961


 JAL

6.6


Began independent service on polar routes to Europe (DC8). Began freight pool with Air France.

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10.1


Convair 880 entered service on Southeast Asian routes (except Fukuoka - Okinawa, Osaka - Okinawa, and Osaka - Taipei - Hong Kong).

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 Transportation and Society

2.15 Instrument landing system began operation at Tokyo International Airport.

4.12 Soviet Union launched the world's first manned spacecraft, Vostok (cosmonaut: Major Yuri Gagarin).

8.13 East Germany restricts traffic between East and West Berlin and builds the Berlin Wall.



1962




1.22


Operated chartered flights to Southeast Asia for the Crown Prince and Princess (returned February 11).

10.4

Began service on silkroad routes to Europe (Convair 880).







1963





10.3


DC8 entered service on silkroad routes to Europe.





2.9


The Boeing 727 logs its first flight (first entered service on routes of United Airlines and Eastern Airlines).



1964




4.2


Operated chartered flight between Tokyo and New York to transport staff for the New York World's Fair (first flight into New York).

7.1

Began using electronic seat reservation systems on international routes. Established fee for canceling reservations.

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8.14
Operated charter flight between Athens and Naha to transport the Olympic Torch for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

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9.3


Operated charter flight between Tokyo and Moscow to carry a visiting Soviet delegation (first flight into Moscow).





10.1


Tokaido Shinkansen (bullet train) began service.

10.10
Tokyo Olympic Games held through October 24.


1965




1.20


JALPAK began selling package tours.

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7.23
First Boeing 727 "Tone" arrived at Tokyo International Airport.
Began using aircraft equipment with self-test systems for line maintenance.

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9.30
Provisional orders for Concorde 3.

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1966




8.23


Began employing Chinese (Hong Kong) female flight attendants on the Hong Kong route.

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11.12
Began service to New York departing from Tokyo International Airport using the first DC8 "Seto."

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12.4
Name for flight attendants changed from "Hostess" to "stewardess."





7.5


Sanrizuka, Narita, decided as the location for the New Tokyo International Airport.



1967




3.6


First west bond round-the-world flight departed Tokyo International Airport (east bond route departed March 7, completing the round-the-world route).

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4.18
First Japan-Soviet code sharing flight arrived from Moscow at Tokyo International Airport (first departure from Tokyo on April 20).

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4.28
rdered three Boeing 747 aircraft.

10.17
DC8F cargo aircraft entered service on the San Francisco route.





4.9


First flight of a Boeing 737.

6.22
Tozai Airline established.


1968




5.5


First group of JAL-trained pilots joined the company.





2.26


Number of cars in Japan exceeded 10 million.

4.5

Agreement signed for the return of the Ogasawara Islands (took effect on June 26).



1969




4.1



Began service on Fukuoka - Pusan route (wet lease of YS-11 from Japan Domestic Airlines).

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7.15
Opened JAL Building on New York's 5th Avenue.

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2.9


First flight of the Boeing 747.

3.2

First flight of the Concorde.

7.16

US launched Apollo 11 (first man on the moon on July 21).



1970




6.1


Completed hanger for Boeing 747.

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7.1

Boeing 747 entered service on the Pacific route.

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2.5


3,000m runway completed at Osaka International Airport.

3.1

Foreign exchange limit raised for overseas travel from $700 to $1,000.











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