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1971- 1980 The Jet AgeHistory of JAL


1952

7.4

Nitto Airlines was established. (capital: ¥50 million)

9.13

Fuji Airlines was established. (capital: ¥10 million)

1953

6.30

Kita Nihon Airlines was established. (capital: ¥55 million)

11.30   Toa Airways was established. (capital: ¥10 million)

1964

4.15   Japan Domestic Airlines Co, Ltd. (capital: ¥3,480,000,000) was established by merging Nitto, Fuji and Kita Nihon Airlines.

 

1971



5.15
  Toa Domestic Airlines Co., Ltd. (capital: ¥9,525 billion) was established by merging Japan Domestic Airlines Co, Ltd. and Toa Airways Co., Ltd. Yaichi Shimomura was appointed Chairman and Goro Tominaga, President. Head Office was opened in Haneda at the Japan Airlines Maintenance Center (9-1, 1-chome Haneda Airport, Ota-ku, Tokyo)

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7.3   YS-11 JA8764 “Bandai-go” from Okadama to Hakodate crashed in Yokotsudake north of Hakodate. All on board - 64 passengers and 4 crew members - lost their lives.

10.1   Introduced new uniforms for stewardesses and ground staff.



1972



2.28

The Toa Domestic Airlines headquarters moved from the Japan Airlines Maintenance Center to Mori Building No. 18 (28 Nishikubo Akefunecho, Minato-ku, Tokyo).

6.30

The 1st anniversary memorial service for the “Bandai-go” victims was held at Higashi Honganji Temple Hakodate Branch, and a memorial was unveiled in front of Yokotsudake, Nanae Town.

8.1

Toa inaugurated 727 aircraft on the Tokyo-Oita route to begin our first jetliner service.

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8.30

Kanae Tanaka was appointed Chairman, and Yaichi Shimomura, President.

10.18

“TDA Sky Call,” TDA’s first computerized on-line reservation system, was introduced.

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1973



5.31

De Havilland DH-114-TAW (Tawron) retired from service after flying the Yakushima-Tanegashima route (JA6162, JA6163).

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10.25

Isamu Tanaka was appointed President.

10.29

The company decided to adopt new “Red & Green” livery for DC9 aircraft.

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12.1

DC9-31 entered service on the Tokyo-Kushiro route for the first time in Japan.

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1974



3.16

First DC9-41 (JA8423) arrived at Tokyo International Airport (Haneda).

4.3

DC9-41 entered service on the Tokyo-Oita route.

10.31

Suspended late-night “Moonlight” flights between Tokyo and Fukuoka.

12.1

Completed transfer of facilities from Okadama Airport to Chitose Airport, and started operations.


1975



1.6

Boeing727 retired from service after flight 336 on the Oita-Tokyo route.

3.1

Began scheduled DC9-41 service on the Tokyo-Fukuoka and Tokyo-Sapporo trunk routes.

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5.1

Launched the Tokyo-Nagasaki route using DC9-41. First double track.

8.1

Operated DC9-41 on the Oita-Okinawa, Miyazaki-Okinawa, and Nagasaki-Okinawa routes during the Okinawa Marine Exposition.

9.1

Suspended the Osaka-Hiroshima route due to the start of Sanyo Shinkansen (bullet train) service.

10.1

Introduced new uniforms for stewardesses. (changed the color to Cerulian blue)


1976



3.22

Started to use the new “Red & Green" livery for YS11.

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6.2

Posted the first surplus for a single year in the FY1975 financial report.

10.1

Introduced new uniforms for ground hostesses for the first time in 5 years.


1977



2.18

Introduced “auto-lounge,” a passenger bus, at Chitose Airport as an alternative to using the boarding bridge.

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4.25

Launched the Nagoya-Nagasaki and Nagoya-Sendai routes, the first scheduled flights from Nagoya, using DC9-41.

7.29

Given an award by Douglas for the most outstanding on-time departure rate in 1976 of all DC9 operators in the world.

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1978



7.20

Launched 3 double track routes, Tokyo-Hakodate, Tokyo-Kumamoto, Tokyo-Kagoshima, using DC9-41 aircraft.

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1979



6.29

Wrote off accumulated losses in the FY1978 financial report.

11.4

Introduced “Sky Call III,” a new reservation system.

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12.10

Decided to adopt the “Rainbow Color” livery for the Airbus A300.


1980



12.3

First Airbus A300 (JA8464) arrived at Tokyo International Airport. (Haneda).

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12.25

Nitto Aircraft Maintenance Co., Ltd. was established.




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