Japan Airlines set to purchase 32 Airbus and 10 Boeing jets

A350-900 Japan Airlines
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Japan Airlines (JAL) has confirmed it will introduce 42 new aircraft which will be shared between both Airbus and Boeing.  

JAL announced on March 21, 2024, that it will order 21 Airbus A350-900 aircraft, 11 A321neos, and 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.  

Of the 21 new A350-900s, 20 will be deployed internationally with the additional jet operating on domestic routes and replacing the one that was destroyed at Haneda Airport (HND) in Japan on January 2, 2024.  

JAL currently has over 50 Boeing 787s in its fleet. The 10 new Boeing 787-9s, combined with the A350s, will enhance and expand its international operations, particularly in North America, Asia, and India. 

Japan Airlines expects to introduce the A350-900 and 787-9s on international routes from 2027. 

JAL has also decided to purchase 11 Airbus A321neo aircraft, introducing them for the first time in its fleet. These aircraft will be deployed on routes based on demand, including flights to and from Haneda Airport, starting in 2028. 

Up to this point Boeing has been the exclusive supplier of single-aisle jets to Japan Airlines.  

In March 2023, Japan Airlines ordered 21 Boeing 737-8 aircraft to replace its current 737-800 fleet. 

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