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Japan is a constitutional monarchy in eastern Asia, comprising four large islands, as well as the Ryky Islands and more than 1000 lesser adjacent islands. It is bordered on the north by the Sea of Okhotsk, on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the south by the Pacific Ocean and the East China Sea, and on the west by the Korea Strait and the Sea of Japan. The Japanese islands extend in an irregular crescent from the island of Sakhalin (Russia) to the island of Taiwan. Japan proper consists of the large islands of Hokkaido, the northernmost; Honsh, the largest, called the mainland; Shikoku; and Kysh, the southernmost. The combined area of these islands is about 362,000 sq km (about 140,000 sq mi). The total area of Japan is 377,837 sq km (145,884 sq mi). Tokyo is Japan's capital and largest city
Amendments  

08 Apr 2018

Kanki Airlines operated air taxi, sightseeing and charter flights, as well as scheduled services with Kawasaki-Vertol 107s [updated]

23 Mar 2018

ANA Holdings announced on 22Mar2018, the integration of its two subsidiary airlines, Peach and Vanilla. Full integration is planned to start in the second half of the FY2018, with the target to be completed by the end of FY2019, with Peach being designated as the basis of the integrated airline [update]

06 Mar 2018

TKKK (Tokyo Koku Kabushiki-Kaisha) was formed in Sep1928 to operate seaplanes to resorts to the south and west of Tokyo [added]

A&F Aviation  last update: 28Jan2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2011 - 2011
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : A&F Aviation >peach
Comments : peach was founded on 10Feb2011 as A&F Aviation & started operations on 01Mar2012. Renamed to peach in May2011
Aircraft : A.320
Air Amami  added: 2017 + last update: 31Jan2018
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2018)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Amami is a planned passenger carrier that was to be based out of Kagoshima (KOJ) & intended to start in 2019. Air Amami scrubs launch plans and is to be dissolved
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Air Central  last update: 02Nov2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2005 - 2010
Airline Code : NV : CRF
Genealogy : Naka Nihon Airlines (NAL) >Air Central + Air Nippon Network + Air Next =>ANA Wings
Comments : AIR CENTRAL was formed as NAKA NIHON AIRLINES in 1988 (Regional scheduled and charter passenger services) [Air Nippon was founded as NKA (Nihon Kinkyori Airways) in 1974 & started operations on 10Oct1974. Regional airline in support of parent company ANA. Formed as Nihon Kinkyori Airways by Japan Air Lines, All Nippon Airways and TOA Domestic. Rebranded as Air Nippon in 1987. Wholly-owned subsidiary airline Air Nippon Network (also known as A-Net), which operated turboprop feeder services, was rebranded as ANA Wings on 01Oct2010 after absorbing two other ANA subsidiaries. Parent ANA All Nippon agreed on 25Nov2011 to a merger, which would acquire and absorb Air Nippon/ANK on 01Apr2012, after which both subsidiary brands would be discontinued]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Air Do   
Status : Active

Dates :

1998 - date
Airline Code : HD : ADO
Genealogy : Hokkaido International Airlines >Air Do
Comments : Air Do was founded on 11Nov1996 & operations started 20Dec1998 as Hokkaido International Airlines, Renamed to Air Do in Oct2012. Domestic airline operating low cost services between Tokyo and Sappora
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Air Dolphin   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Air Hokkaido  last update: 08Nov2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994 - 2006
Airline Code : -- : ADK
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Hokkaido was founded in 1994 & offered scheduled services on the southern tip of Hokkaido, Japan's most northerly island. Company dissolved by parent company ANA
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Air Japan  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2001 - date
Airline Code : NQ : AJX
Genealogy : World Air Network >Air Japan
Comments : Air Japan was established as World Air Network on 29Jun1990 & started operations on 30Jun1990. Ceased operation in Sep1995. In 2000, World Air Network was renamed Air Japan. Subdiduary of ANA operating low cost international scheduled services.
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Air Next  last update: 02Nov2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2005 - 2010
Airline Code : 7A : NXA
Genealogy : Air Nippon Network + Air Central + Air Next =>ANA Wings
Comments : [Air Nippon was founded as NKA (Nihon Kinkyori Airways) in 1974 & started operations on 10Oct1974. Regional airline in support of parent company ANA. Formed as Nihon Kinkyori Airways by Japan Air Lines, All Nippon Airways and TOA Domestic. Rebranded as Air Nippon in 1987. Wholly-owned subsidiary airline Air Nippon Network (also known as A-Net), which operated turboprop feeder services, was rebranded as ANA Wings on 01Oct2010 after absorbing two other ANA subsidiaries. Parent ANA All Nippon agreed on 25Nov2011 to a merger, which would acquire and absorb Air Nippon/ANK on 01Apr2012, after which both subsidiary brands would be discontinued]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Air Nippon  last update: 02Nov2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1987 - 2012
Airline Code : EL : ANK
Genealogy : NKA (Nihon Kinkyori Airways) >Air Nippon >>ANA Wings
Comments : [Air Nippon was founded as NKA (Nihon Kinkyori Airways) in 1974 & started operations on 10Oct1974. Regional airline in support of parent company ANA. Formed as Nihon Kinkyori Airways by Japan Air Lines, All Nippon Airways and TOA Domestic. Rebranded as Air Nippon in 1987. Wholly-owned subsidiary airline Air Nippon Network (also known as A-Net), which operated turboprop feeder services, was rebranded as ANA Wings on 01Oct2010 after absorbing two other ANA subsidiaries. Parent ANA All Nippon agreed on 25Nov2011 to a merger, which would acquire and absorb Air Nippon/ANK on 01Apr2012, after which both subsidiary brands would be discontinued]
Aircraft : B.737-500 | Dash 8 Q400
Air Nippon Network  last update: 02Nov2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2002 - 2010
Airline Code : EH : AKX
Genealogy : Air Nippon Network + Air Central + Air Next =>ANA Wings
Comments : [Air Nippon was founded as NKA (Nihon Kinkyori Airways) in 1974 & started operations on 10Oct1974. Regional airline in support of parent company ANA. Formed as Nihon Kinkyori Airways by Japan Air Lines, All Nippon Airways and TOA Domestic. Rebranded as Air Nippon in 1987. Wholly-owned subsidiary airline Air Nippon Network (also known as A-Net), which operated turboprop feeder services, was rebranded as ANA Wings on 01Oct2010 after absorbing two other ANA subsidiaries. Parent ANA All Nippon agreed on 25Nov2011 to a merger, which would acquire and absorb Air Nippon/ANK on 01Apr2012, after which both subsidiary brands would be discontinued]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Air Shenpix  last update: 01Mar2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2002 - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Shenpix >Airtransse
Comments : Air Shenpix (formed in 1997) changed its name to Airtransse in Dec2004 and restarted operations on 13Mar2005. Based in Sappora
Aircraft : SA226TC Metro
AirAsia Japan (i)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2012 - 2013
Airline Code : JW : WAJ
Genealogy : AirAsia Japan >Vanilla Air
Comments : AirAsia Japan launched services on 01Aug2012 with a flight from Tokyo Narita to Fukuoka. Relaunched as Vanilla Air on 31Aug2013 & first flight was on 20Dec2013
Aircraft : Nil at this time
AirAsia Japan (ii)  last update: 01Nov2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2017 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : AirAsia Japan has said that its start has been delayed until 3Q2017. The airline operated its inaugural commercial service on 29Oct2017
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Airtransse  last update: 13Mar2018
Status : Active

Dates :

2005 - date
Airline Code : -- : TSQ
Genealogy : Air Shenpix >Airtransse
Comments : No further information at this time - [Air Shenpix changed its name to Airtransse in Dec2004 and restarted operations on 13Mar2005]
Aircraft : SA226TC Metro
AJV (ANA & JP Express)   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2006 - 2010
Airline Code : 9N : AJV
Genealogy : AJV (ANA & JP Express) >>Air Japan
Comments : ANA & JP Express, a cargo airline linking Osaka and Tokyo to Seoul was merged into Air Japan in Jul2010
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Allex (All Express)  last update: 04Mar2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2009 - 2010
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Allex (All Express) >OCS
Comments : Allex (All Express) was an express parcel delivery service within Asia. It merged into OCS in 2010
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Amakusa Airlines  last update: 24Dec2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2000 - date
Airline Code : -- : AMX
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Amakusa Airlines was founded on 09Oct1998 & launched services from Amakusa to Fukuoka and Kumamoto on 23Mar2000 (Regional scheduled services from the Amakusi Islands off the western coast Kyushu to the mainland)
Aircraft : Nil at this time
ANA (All Nippon Airways)  last update: 03Mar2018
Status : Active

Dates :

1957 - date
Airline Code : NH : ANA
Genealogy : Nippon Helicopter & Aeroplane Co + Far Eastern Airlines =>ANA
Comments : ANA (All Nippon Airways) was founded on 27Dec1952 & started operations on 15Dec1953 as Nippon Helicopter & Aeroplane Co. In Dec1957 a merger with FAR EASTERN AIRLINES created ANA as the primary domestic carrier. Merged with KYOKUTO AIRLINES in 1958 and acquired FUJITA AIRLINES in 1963, NAKANIHON AIR SERVICES and CENTRAL JAPAN AIRLINES in 1965 and NAGASAKI AIRWAYS in 1967. On 03Mar1986, ANA started scheduled international flights. International and regional passenger and cargo airline
Aircraft : A.320-200 | A.321-100 | A.340 | B.727 | B.737-400 | B.737-700 | B.737-800 | B.747-100B | B.747-200B | B.747-400 | B.747-400 Domestic | B.767-200 | B.767-300 | B.767-300 Freighter | B.767-300ER | B.777-200 | B.777-200ER | B.777-300 | B.777-300ER | B.787-8 | L-1011 Tristar 1 | Mitsubishi MRJ90 | NAMC YS-11
ANA Wings  last update: 02Nov2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2010 - date
Airline Code : EH : AKX
Genealogy : Air Nippon Network + Air Central + Air Next =>ANA Wings
Comments : Air Nippon was founded as NKA (Nihon Kinkyori Airways) in 1974 & started operations on 10Oct1974. Regional airline in support of parent company ANA. Formed as Nihon Kinkyori Airways by Japan Air Lines, All Nippon Airways and TOA Domestic. Rebranded as Air Nippon in 1987. Wholly-owned subsidiary airline Air Nippon Network (also known as A-Net), which operated turboprop feeder services, was rebranded as ANA Wings on 01Oct2010 after absorbing two other ANA subsidiaries. Parent ANA All Nippon agreed on 25Nov2011 to a merger, which would acquire and absorb Air Nippon/ANK on 01Apr2012, after which both subsidiary brands would be discontinued
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Ando Hikoki Kenkyujo (Ando Flying Institute)  added: 06Mar2018
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1931 - 1938
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Ando Hikoki Kenkyujo (Ando Flying Institute) +>Dai-Nippon Airways
Comments : Ando Hikoki Kenkyujo (Ando Flying Institute) was founded in Feb1920 as a flying school near Nagoya. It began a once weekly summer service to the seaside towns of Gamagori and Futami in 1931. All it's routes were taken over by DNK (Dai-Nippon Koku Kabushiki-Kaisha)(Greater Japan Airlines) on 01Oct 1938 [DNK (Dai-Nippon Koku Kabushiki-Kaisha)(Greater Japan Airlines) was formed on 28Nov1938 by merger of the NKYKK + KKKK. On 01Oct1938 DNK became the sole airline in Japan, taking over all other airlines, or there routes. Although formally disbanded at the end of the war, operations ceased earlier beause of fuel shortages]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Asahi Airways   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1986* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
ATKK (Asahi Teiki Koku-Kai)(The Asahi Peridical Air Navigation Society)  added: 06Mar2018
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1927 - 1938
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : ATKK (Asahi Teiki Koku-Kai)(The Asahi Peridical Air Navigation Society) +>Dai-Nippon Airways
Comments : ATKK (Asahi Teiki Koku-Kai)(The Asahi Peridical Air Navigation Society) was formed in Feb1927 to carry mail and periodicals in the summer months. . All it's routes were taken over by DNK (Dai-Nippon Koku Kabushiki-Kaisha)(Greater Japan Airlines) on 01Oct 1938 [DNK (Dai-Nippon Koku Kabushiki-Kaisha)(Greater Japan Airlines) was formed on 28Nov1938 by merger of the NKYKK + KKKK. On 01Oct1938 DNK became the sole airline in Japan, taking over all other airlines, or there routes. Although formally disbanded at the end of the war, operations ceased earlier beause of fuel shortages]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Central Japan Airlines  last update: 02Mar2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1965* - 1965
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Central Japan Airlines >>ANA
Comments : Central Japan Airlines merged into ANA in 1965 - [ANA was incorporated as JAPAN HELICOPTER and AEROPLANE COMPANY in 1952. In 1957 a merger with FAR EASTERN AIRLINES created ANA as the primary domestic carrier. Merged with KYOKUTO AIRLINES in 1958 and acquired FUJITA AIRLINES in 1963, NAKANIHON AIR SERVICES and CENTRAL JAPAN AIRLINES in 1965 and NAGASAKI AIRWAYS in 1967]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
China Airways   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1938 - 1939*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Huitong Airways >>China Airways
Comments : China Airways was formed in 1938 by the Japanese army
Aircraft : Nil at this time
CIAF-One   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1991* - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
DNK (Dai-Nippon Koku Kabushiki-Kaisha)(Greater Japan Airlines)  last update: 06Mar2018
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1938 - 1945
Airline Code : IJ : IJA
Genealogy : TTKK + NKKK =>NKYKK + KKKK =>Dai-Nippon Airways
Comments : DNK (Dai-Nippon Koku Kabushiki-Kaisha)(Greater Japan Airlines) was formed on 28Nov1938 by merger of the NKYKK + KKKK. On 01Oct1938 DNK became the sole airline in Japan, taking over all other airlines, or there routes. Although formally disbanded at the end of the war, operations ceased earlier beause of fuel shortages
Aircraft : DC.3
Fair Inc.   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2000 - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Fair Inc. >Ibex Airlines
Comments : Ibex Airlines was formed in 1999 & operations started 07Aug2000 as Fair Inc. Renamed in Oct2004
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Far Eastern Airlines  last update: 03Mar2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1957 - 1957
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nippon Helicopter & Aeroplane Co + Far Eastern Airlines =>ANA
Comments : Far Eastern Airlines was founded on 26Dec1952, but did not begin operations until 20Jan1954 [ANA (All Nippon Airways) was founded on 27Dec1952 & started operations on 15Dec1953 as Nippon Helicopter & Aeroplane Co. In Dec1957 a merger with FAR EASTERN AIRLINES created ANA as the primary domestic carrier. Merged with KYOKUTO AIRLINES in 1958 and acquired FUJITA AIRLINES in 1963, NAKANIHON AIR SERVICES and CENTRAL JAPAN AIRLINES in 1965 and NAGASAKI AIRWAYS in 1967. On 03Mar1986, ANA started scheduled international flights. International and regional passenger and cargo airline]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
FDA (Fuji Dream Airlines)  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Airline Code : JH : FDA
Genealogy : Suzuyo Air >FDA (Fuji Dream Airlines)
Comments : FDA (Fuji Dream Airlines) was established on 24Jun2008 as Suzuyo Air & renamed prior to start. FDA inaugurated its first flight on 23Jul2009 (Scheduled domestic passenger services from Shizoka)
Aircraft : Nil at this time
First Flying  last update: 13Nov2017
Status : Active

Dates :

1996* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : First Flying was formed in 1996 ( sightseeing flights, flight training, aerial survey work / will start inter-island passenger services in Okinawa Prefecture)
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Fujita Airlines (i)  last update: 27Mar2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1952* - 1964
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nippon Yuran Airlines >Fujita Airlines + Nitto Aviation + Kita Nihon Airlines =>JDA + TDA =>JAS >JAD >>JAL
Comments : Fujita Airlines (Fuji Airlines) was established on 13Sep1952 - [JAD (Japan Airlines Domestic) was established as JDA (Japan Domestic Airlines) on 15Apr1964 through a merger of three feeder airlines, Nitto Airlines (founded on 4Jul1952), Fujita Airlines (founded on 13Sep1952) & Kita Nihon Airlines (North Japan Airlines) (founded on 30Jun1953). JDA and Toa Airways (founded 30Nov1953) merged to create TDA (Toa Domestic Airlines) on 15May1971. Renamed to JAS (Japan Air System) on 01Apr1988. Merged into JAL on 01Apr2004 & renamed to JAD. Eventually fully merged into parent company JAL] - JAL was founded as JAPANESE AIRLINES on 01Aug1951 by a group of private investors and initially restricted it's operations to domestice services using crews and aircraft leased from Northwest Airlines, commencing operations on 25Oct1951 . In 1953 the company wes reorganised as JAPAN AIR LINES and took over as the flag carrier for Japan. Renamed to Japan Airlines International on 01Apr2004 following merger with JAPAN AIR SYSTEMS. On 01Oct2006, Japan Airlines International and Japan Airlines Domestic merged into a single brand, Japan Airlines International. On 01Apr2008, JAL merged the operations of its subsidiary Japan Asia Airways (JAA) into JAL mainline operations
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Fujita Airlines (ii)  last update: 23Nov2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1963* - 1963
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Fujita Airlines >>ANA
Comments : FUJITA AIRLINES was formerly known as JAPAN YURAN AIRLINES [ANA was incorporated as JAPAN HELICOPTER and AEROPLANE COMPANY in 1952. In 1957 a merger with FAR EASTERN AIRLINES created ANA as the primary domestic carrier. Merged with KYOKUTO AIRLINES in 1958 and acquired FUJITA AIRLINES in 1963, NAKANIHON AIR SERVICES and CENTRAL JAPAN AIRLINES in 1965 and NAGASAKI AIRWAYS in 1967]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Galaxy Airlines  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2006 - 2008
Airline Code : J7 : GXY
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Galaxy Airlines was established on 17May2005 & started operations on 31Oct2006. Ceased on 05Oct2008 (Freight carrier launched by Sagawa Express)
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Global Wings   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2005)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Great Northern Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1937* - 1938*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Harlequin Air  last update: 27Mar2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1997 - 2005
Airline Code : JH : HLQ
Genealogy : Harlequin Air >>JAL
Comments : Harlequin Air was founded by JAL operating international and domestic passenger services. Integrated back into parent company, having ceased operations on 30Apr2005 - [JAL was founded as JAPANESE AIRLINES on 01Aug1951 by a group of private investors and initially restricted it's operations to domestice services using crews and aircraft leased from Northwest Airlines, commencing operations on 25Oct1951 . In 1953 the company wes reorganised as JAPAN AIR LINES and took over as the flag carrier for Japan. Renamed to Japan Airlines International on 01Apr2004 following merger with JAPAN AIR SYSTEMS. On 01Oct2006, Japan Airlines International and Japan Airlines Domestic merged into a single brand, Japan Airlines International. On 01Apr2008, JAL merged the operations of its subsidiary Japan Asia Airways (JAA) into JAL mainline operations]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Hokkaido Air System   
Status : Active

Dates :

1998 - date
Airline Code : -- : NTH
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Hokkaido Air System operations started on 15Mar1998 (Scheduled domestic flights in the northen-most island of Japan)
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Hokkaido International Airlines   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1991 - 2012
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Hokkaido International Airlines >Air Do
Comments : Air Do was founded on 11Nov1996 & operations started 20Dec1998 as Hokkaido International Airlines, Renamed to Air Do in Oct2012. Domestic airline operating low cost services between Tokyo and Sappora
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Huitong Airways   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1936* - 1938
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Huitong Airways >>China Airways
Comments : Huitong Airways was formed in 1936 by the Japanese army
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Ibex Airlines   
Status : Active

Dates :

2004 - date
Airline Code : FW : IBX
Genealogy : Fair Inc. >Ibex Airlines
Comments : Ibex Airlines was formed in 1999 & operations started 07Aug2000 as Fair Inc. Renamed in Oct2004
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Iki International   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002* - 2003*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Iki International Airlines   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2005* - 2005*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
JAA (Japan Asia Airways)  last update: 27Mar2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1975 - 2008
Airline Code : EG : JAA
Genealogy : JAA (Japan Asia Airways) >>JAL
Comments : JAA (Japan Asia Airways) was established on 08Aug1975 & its last flight was on 31Mar2008 before being absorbed into JAL - [JAL was founded as JAPANESE AIRLINES on 01Aug1951 by a group of private investors and initially restricted it's operations to domestice services using crews and aircraft leased from Northwest Airlines, commencing operations on 25Oct1951 . In 1953 the company wes reorganised as JAPAN AIR LINES and took over as the flag carrier for Japan. Renamed to Japan Airlines International on 01Apr2004 following merger with JAPAN AIR SYSTEMS. On 01Oct2006, Japan Airlines International and Japan Airlines Domestic merged into a single brand, Japan Airlines International. On 01Apr2008, JAL merged the operations of its subsidiary Japan Asia Airways (JAA) into JAL mainline operations]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
JACO (Japan Cargo Airways)   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1963* - 1963*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
JAD (Japan Airlines Domestic)  last update: 27Mar2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2004 - 2006
Airline Code : JL : JLJ
Genealogy : Nippon Yuran Airlines >Fujita Airlines + Nitto Aviation + Kita Nihon Airlines =>JDA + TDA =>JAS >JAD >>JAL
Comments : JAD (Japan Airlines Domestic) was established as JDA (Japan Domestic Airlines) on 15Apr1964 through a merger of three feeder airlines, Nitto Airlines (founded on 4Jul1952), Fujita Airlines (founded on 13Sep1952) & Kita Nihon Airlines (North Japan Airlines) (founded on 30Jun1953). JDA and Toa Airways (founded 30Nov1953) merged to create TDA (Toa Domestic Airlines) on 15May1971. Renamed to JAS (Japan Air System) on 01Apr1988. Merged into JAL on 01Apr2004 & renamed to JAD. Eventually fully merged into parent company JAL - [JAL was founded as JAPANESE AIRLINES on 01Aug1951 by a group of private investors and initially restricted it's operations to domestice services using crews and aircraft leased from Northwest Airlines, commencing operations on 25Oct1951 . In 1953 the company wes reorganised as JAPAN AIR LINES and took over as the flag carrier for Japan. Renamed to Japan Airlines International on 01Apr2004 following merger with JAPAN AIR SYSTEMS. On 01Oct2006, Japan Airlines International and Japan Airlines Domestic merged into a single brand, Japan Airlines International. On 01Apr2008, JAL merged the operations of its subsidiary Japan Asia Airways (JAA) into JAL mainline operations]
Aircraft : Airbus A300-600R | Boeing 777-200 | Boeing 777-300 | McDonnell Douglas MD-81 | McDonnell Douglas MD-87 | McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30 | Boeing 737-800
J-Air   
Status : Active

Dates :

1996 - date
Airline Code : XM : JLG
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : J-Air was founded 08Aug1996 & commenced operations on 01Nov1996 (Horoshima based regional airline operating scheduled services for JAL)
Aircraft : Nil at this time
JAL (Japan Air Lines)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1923* - 1953
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : JAL (Japan Air Lines) was formed in 1923 by Seibei Kawanishi for operation of services to the holiday resort of Beppu on Kyushu Island. Preceded by Dai-Nippon Airways
Aircraft : Nil at this time
JAL (Japan Air Lines) (i)  last update: 27Mar2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1953 - 2004
Airline Code : JA : JAL
Genealogy : Japanese Airlines >JAL (Japan Air Lines) + JAS (Japan Air System) =>JAL International + JAD (Japan Airlines Domestic) =>JAL
Comments : International and regional passenger and cargo airline - [JAL was founded as JAPANESE AIRLINES on 01Aug1951 by a group of private investors and initially restricted it's operations to domestice services using crews and aircraft leased from Northwest Airlines, commencing operations on 25Oct1951 . In 1953 the company wes reorganised as JAPAN AIR LINES and took over as the flag carrier for Japan. Renamed to Japan Airlines International on 01Apr2004 following merger with JAPAN AIR SYSTEMS. On 01Oct2006, Japan Airlines International and Japan Airlines Domestic merged into a single brand, Japan Airlines International. On 01Apr2008, JAL merged the operations of its subsidiary Japan Asia Airways (JAA) into JAL mainline operations]
Aircraft : DC.3 | Douglas DC-6B | Martin 2-0-2 | Douglas DC-4 | Douglas DC-7C | DC.8 | Convair 880 | Tupolev Tu-114 | Boeing 727 | Boeing 747-200 | McDonnell Douglas DC-10 | B.747-400 | Boeing 747-100SR | Boeing 747-SUD | Boeing 767
JAL (Japan Air Lines) (ii) (Nihon Kōkū Kabushiki-gaisha)  last update: 27Mar2018
Status : Active

Dates :

2006 - date
Airline Code : JL : JAL
Genealogy : Japanese Airlines >JAL (Japan Air Lines) + JAS (Japan Air System) =>JAL International + JAD (Japan Airlines Domestic) =>JAL
Comments : JAL was founded as JAPANESE AIRLINES on 01Aug1951 by a group of private investors and initially restricted it's operations to domestice services using crews and aircraft leased from Northwest Airlines, commencing operations on 25Oct1951 . In 1953 the company wes reorganised as JAPAN AIR LINES and took over as the flag carrier for Japan. Renamed to Japan Airlines International on 01Apr2004 following merger with JAPAN AIR SYSTEMS. On 01Oct2006, Japan Airlines International and Japan Airlines Domestic merged into a single brand, Japan Airlines International. On 01Apr2008, JAL merged the operations of its subsidiary Japan Asia Airways (JAA) into JAL mainline operations
Aircraft : A.300-600R | B.737-800 | B.747-300 | B.747-400 | B.747-400 Domestic | B.767-200 | B.767-300 | B.767-300ER | B.777-200 | B.777-200ER | B.777-300 | B.777-300ER | B.787-8 | MD.81 | MD.90-30
JAL Cargo   
Status : Active

Dates :

2003* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
JAL Express (JEX)  last update: 27Mar2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1998 - 2014
Airline Code : JC : JEX
Genealogy : JAL Express (JEX) >>JAL
Comments : JEX is eastablished by JAL on 01Apr1997. Commenced operations on 01Jul1998 & merged into JAL on 30Sep2014 (JAL's low cost scheduled domestic subsiduary} - [JAL was founded as JAPANESE AIRLINES on 01Aug1951 by a group of private investors and initially restricted it's operations to domestice services using crews and aircraft leased from Northwest Airlines, commencing operations on 25Oct1951 . In 1953 the company wes reorganised as JAPAN AIR LINES and took over as the flag carrier for Japan. Renamed to Japan Airlines International on 01Apr2004 following merger with JAPAN AIR SYSTEMS. On 01Oct2006, Japan Airlines International and Japan Airlines Domestic merged into a single brand, Japan Airlines International. On 01Apr2008, JAL merged the operations of its subsidiary Japan Asia Airways (JAA) into JAL mainline operations]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
JAL International  last update: 27Mar2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2004 - 2006
Airline Code : JL : JAL
Genealogy : Japanese Airlines >JAL (Japan Air Lines) + JAS (Japan Air System) =>JAL International + JAD (Japan Airlines Domestic) =>JAL
Comments : No further information at this time - [JAL was founded as JAPANESE AIRLINES on 01Aug1951 by a group of private investors and initially restricted it's operations to domestice services using crews and aircraft leased from Northwest Airlines, commencing operations on 25Oct1951 . In 1953 the company wes reorganised as JAPAN AIR LINES and took over as the flag carrier for Japan. Renamed to Japan Airlines International on 01Apr2004 following merger with JAPAN AIR SYSTEMS. On 01Oct2006, Japan Airlines International and Japan Airlines Domestic merged into a single brand, Japan Airlines International. On 01Apr2008, JAL merged the operations of its subsidiary Japan Asia Airways (JAA) into JAL mainline operations]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
JALWays  last update: 27Mar2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1999 - 2010
Airline Code : JQ : JAZ
Genealogy : >JAL
Comments : JALWays was formed in 1990 as Japan Air Charter, a charter division of JAL. Renamed in 1999 and became a scheduled carrier - [JAL was founded as JAPANESE AIRLINES on 01Aug1951 by a group of private investors and initially restricted it's operations to domestice services using crews and aircraft leased from Northwest Airlines, commencing operations on 25Oct1951 . In 1953 the company wes reorganised as JAPAN AIR LINES and took over as the flag carrier for Japan. Renamed to Japan Airlines International on 01Apr2004 following merger with JAPAN AIR SYSTEMS. On 01Oct2006, Japan Airlines International and Japan Airlines Domestic merged into a single brand, Japan Airlines International. On 01Apr2008, JAL merged the operations of its subsidiary Japan Asia Airways (JAA) into JAL mainline operations]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Japan Air Charter  last update: 27Mar2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1991 - 1999
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Japan Air Charter >JALWays... >JAL
Comments : Charter division owned by JAL. Renamed to JALWays. - [JAL was founded as JAPANESE AIRLINES on 01Aug1951 by a group of private investors and initially restricted it's operations to domestice services using crews and aircraft leased from Northwest Airlines, commencing operations on 25Oct1951 . In 1953 the company wes reorganised as JAPAN AIR LINES and took over as the flag carrier for Japan. Renamed to Japan Airlines International on 01Apr2004 following merger with JAPAN AIR SYSTEMS. On 01Oct2006, Japan Airlines International and Japan Airlines Domestic merged into a single brand, Japan Airlines International. On 01Apr2008, JAL merged the operations of its subsidiary Japan Asia Airways (JAA) into JAL mainline operations]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Japan Air Commuter   
Status : Active

Dates :

1983 - date
Airline Code : 3X : JAC
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Japan Air Commuter was established in Jul1983 by Japan Air System & local municipalities in Kagoshima Prefecture. Operations started on 15Dec1983
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Japan Pacific Airlines (i)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1955* - 1955*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Japan Pacific Airlines (ii)   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1998*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Japan Regional Airlines   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1999* - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Japan Universal System Transport (JUST)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991* - 1996*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Japanese Airlines  last update: 27Mar2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1951 - 1953
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Japanese Airlines >JAL (Japan Air Lines) + JAS (Japan Air System) =>JAL International + JAD (Japan Airlines Domestic) =>JAL
Comments : Nil further at this time - [JAL was founded as JAPANESE AIRLINES on 01Aug1951 by a group of private investors and initially restricted it's operations to domestice services using crews and aircraft leased from Northwest Airlines, commencing operations on 25Oct1951 . In 1953 the company wes reorganised as JAPAN AIR LINES and took over as the flag carrier for Japan. Renamed to Japan Airlines International on 01Apr2004 following merger with JAPAN AIR SYSTEMS. On 01Oct2006, Japan Airlines International and Japan Airlines Domestic merged into a single brand, Japan Airlines International. On 01Apr2008, JAL merged the operations of its subsidiary Japan Asia Airways (JAA) into JAL mainline operations]
Aircraft : DC.3 | Martin 2-0-2
JAS (Japan Air System)  last update: 12May2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1988 - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nippon Yuran Airlines >Fujita Airlines + Nitto Aviation + Kita Nihon Airlines =>JDA + TDA =>JAS >JAD >>JAL
Comments : Nil further at this time - [JAD (Japan Airlines Domestic) was established as JDA (Japan Domestic Airlines) on 15Apr1964 through a merger of three feeder airlines, Nitto Airlines (founded on 4Jul1952), Fujita Airlines (founded on 13Sep1952) & Kita Nihon Airlines (North Japan Airlines) (founded on 30Jun1953). JDA and Toa Airways (founded 30Nov1953) merged to create TDA (Toa Domestic Airlines) on 15May1971. Renamed to JAS (Japan Air System) on 01Apr1988. Merged into JAL on 01Apr2004 & renamed to JAD. Eventually fully merged into parent company JAL] - [JAL was founded as JAPANESE AIRLINES on 01Aug1951 by a group of private investors and initially restricted it's operations to domestice services using crews and aircraft leased from Northwest Airlines, commencing operations on 25Oct1951 . In 1953 the company wes reorganised as JAPAN AIR LINES and took over as the flag carrier for Japan. Renamed to Japan Airlines International on 01Apr2004 following merger with JAPAN AIR SYSTEMS. On 01Oct2006, Japan Airlines International and Japan Airlines Domestic merged into a single brand, Japan Airlines International. On 01Apr2008, JAL merged the operations of its subsidiary Japan Asia Airways (JAA) into JAL mainline operations]
Aircraft : A.300-600 | A.300B2 | A.300B4 | A.320 | DC.9-40 | MD.90-30 | NAMC YS-11A
JDA (Japan Domestic Airlines)  last update: 27Mar2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1964 - 1971
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nippon Yuran Airlines >Fujita Airlines + Nitto Aviation + Kita Nihon Airlines =>JDA + TDA =>JAS >JAD >>JAL
Comments : Japan Domestic Airlines was formed on 15Apr1964 when North Japan Airlines, Nitto Aviation and Fuji Airlines merged - [JAD (Japan Airlines Domestic) was established as JDA (Japan Domestic Airlines) on 15Apr1964 through a merger of three feeder airlines, Nitto Airlines (founded on 4Jul1952), Fujita Airlines (founded on 13Sep1952) & Kita Nihon Airlines (North Japan Airlines) (founded on 30Jun1953). JDA and Toa Airways (founded 30Nov1953) merged to create TDA (Toa Domestic Airlines) on 15May1971. Renamed to JAS (Japan Air System) on 01Apr1988. Merged into JAL on 01Apr2004 & renamed to JAD. Eventually fully merged into parent company JAL] - [JAL was founded as JAPANESE AIRLINES on 01Aug1951 by a group of private investors and initially restricted it's operations to domestice services using crews and aircraft leased from Northwest Airlines, commencing operations on 25Oct1951 . In 1953 the company wes reorganised as JAPAN AIR LINES and took over as the flag carrier for Japan. Renamed to Japan Airlines International on 01Apr2004 following merger with JAPAN AIR SYSTEMS. On 01Oct2006, Japan Airlines International and Japan Airlines Domestic merged into a single brand, Japan Airlines International. On 01Apr2008, JAL merged the operations of its subsidiary Japan Asia Airways (JAA) into JAL mainline operations]
Aircraft : B.727 | Convair CV.880
Jet8   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2005)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Jetstar Japan   
Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Airline Code : GK : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Jetstar Japan, a Joint venture between Japan Airlines, Jetstar Airways and Mitsubishi Corporation, was launched on on 16Aug2011. Started operations on 03Jul2012
Aircraft : Nil at this time
JTA (Japan Transocean Air)   
Status : Active

Dates :

1993 - date
Airline Code : NU : JTA
Genealogy : Southwest Air Lines >JTA
Comments : JTA (Japan Transocean Air) was founded in 1967 & operations started on 01Jul1967 as Southwest Air Lines. Rebranded as Japan TransOcean Air in Jul1993
Aircraft : Nil at this time
KAK (Kanki Airlines)  last update: 08Apr2018
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1964* - 1964*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Kanki Airlines operated air taxi, sightseeing and charter flights, as well as scheduled services with Kawasaki-Vertol 107s
Aircraft : Kawasaki- Vertol 107
Kansai Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1963* - 1963*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Kansai Airlines was a Japanese domestic airline, headquartered in Kyōbashi, Higashi-ku, Osaka
Aircraft : Nil at this time
KKKK (Kokusai Koku Kabushiki-Kaisha)(International Air Transport Company)  last update: 12Mar2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1937 - 1938
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : TTKK + NKKK =>NKYKK + KKKK =>Dai-Nippon Airways
Comments : KKKK (Kokusai Koku Kabushiki-Kaisha)(International Air Transport Company) was formed in Aug1937 in Chanchun. Merged with NKKK to form DAI-NIPPON AIRWAYS on 28Nov1938.
Aircraft : Heinkel He-116
KNKK (Kita Nihon Koku) (North Japan Air Lines)  last update: 27Mar2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1953* - 1964
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : KNKK (Kita Nihon Koku) >Fujita Airlines + Nitto Aviation + Kita Nihon Airlines =>JDA + TDA =>JAS >JAD >>JAL
Comments : KNKK (Kita Nihon Koku) (North Japan Air Lines) was established on 30Jul1953. Merged with Nitto Airlines and Fujita Airlines to form JDA - [JAD (Japan Airlines Domestic) was established as JDA (Japan Domestic Airlines) on 15Apr1964 through a merger of three feeder airlines, Nitto Airlines (founded on 4Jul1952), Fujita Airlines (founded on 13Sep1952) & Kita Nihon Airlines (North Japan Airlines) (founded on 30Jun1953). JDA and Toa Airways (founded 30Nov1953) merged to create TDA (Toa Domestic Airlines) on 15May1971. Renamed to JAS (Japan Air System) on 01Apr1988. Merged into JAL on 01Apr2004 & renamed to JAD. Eventually fully merged into parent company JAL] - [JAL was founded as JAPANESE AIRLINES on 01Aug1951 by a group of private investors and initially restricted it's operations to domestice services using crews and aircraft leased from Northwest Airlines, commencing operations on 25Oct1951 . In 1953 the company wes reorganised as JAPAN AIR LINES and took over as the flag carrier for Japan. Renamed to Japan Airlines International on 01Apr2004 following merger with JAPAN AIR SYSTEMS. On 01Oct2006, Japan Airlines International and Japan Airlines Domestic merged into a single brand, Japan Airlines International. On 01Apr2008, JAL merged the operations of its subsidiary Japan Asia Airways (JAA) into JAL mainline operations]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Kobe Airlines   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2002 - 2003
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Kobe Airlines >StarFlyer
Comments : StarFlyer was founded as Kobe Airlines on 17Dec2002, with the intention of being based at the new Kobe Airport. The company changed its name to StarFlyer in May2003, and moved to Kitakyushu at the end of 2003. Low-cost passenger flights between Tokyo and Kitakyushu.
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Kyokushin Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008* - 2008
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Kyokushin Air ceased operations on 01Oct2008 due to financial difficulties
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Kyokuto Airlines   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1958* - 1958
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Kyokuto Airlines >>ANA
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Lequios Airways   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2004*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
LINK Airs   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2013)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : LINK Airs was established on 05Apr2012 but filed for bankruptcy protection, failing to start operations on 10Dec2013 as advertised
Aircraft : Nil at this time
LQS Airlines   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Nagasaki Airways (i)   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1961* - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nagasaki Airways >Oriental Air Bridge
Comments : Oriental Air Bridge was renamed from Nagasaki Airways (founded in 1961). Charters throughout southern Japan
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Nagasaki Airways (ii)  last update: 23Nov2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1967* - 1967
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nagasaki Airways >>ANA
Comments : [ANA was incorporated as JAPAN HELICOPTER and AEROPLANE COMPANY in 1952. In 1957 a merger with FAR EASTERN AIRLINES created ANA as the primary domestic carrier. Merged with KYOKUTO AIRLINES in 1958 and acquired FUJITA AIRLINES in 1963, NAKANIHON AIR SERVICES and CENTRAL JAPAN AIRLINES in 1965 and NAGASAKI AIRWAYS in 1967]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Naka Japan Airlines (Naha Nihon Koku K. Kaisha) Kaisha)   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1964* - 1964*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Naka Nihon Air Lines (NAL)  last update: 02Nov2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1991 - 2005
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Naka Nihon Airlines (NAL) >Air Central + Air Nippon Network + Air Next =>ANA Wings
Comments : Domestic scheduled passenger airline that was formed by Nagoya Railroad and ANA in 1988 [AIR CENTRAL was renamed from NAKA NIHON AIRLINES] [Air Nippon was founded as NKA (Nihon Kinkyori Airways) in 1974 & started operations on 10Oct1974. Regional airline in support of parent company ANA. Formed as Nihon Kinkyori Airways by Japan Air Lines, All Nippon Airways and TOA Domestic. Rebranded as Air Nippon in 1987. Wholly-owned subsidiary airline Air Nippon Network (also known as A-Net), which operated turboprop feeder services, was rebranded as ANA Wings on 01Oct2010 after absorbing two other ANA subsidiaries. Parent ANA All Nippon agreed on 25Nov2011 to a merger, which would acquire and absorb Air Nippon/ANK on 01Apr2012, after which both subsidiary brands would be discontinued]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Naka Nihon Air Service Co.  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1935* - 1965
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nakanihon Air Services >>ANA
Comments : Naka Nihon Air Service Co. was formed on 04May1953 - [ANA was incorporated as JAPAN HELICOPTER and AEROPLANE COMPANY in 1952. In 1957 a merger with FAR EASTERN AIRLINES created ANA as the primary domestic carrier. Merged with KYOKUTO AIRLINES in 1958 and acquired FUJITA AIRLINES in 1963, NAKANIHON AIR SERVICES and CENTRAL JAPAN AIRLINES in 1965 and NAGASAKI AIRWAYS in 1967]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
NCA (New Central Airservice) (ShinChuo Koku)   
Status : Active

Dates :

1979* - date
Airline Code : -- : CUK
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : NCA (New Central Airservice) was established on 15Dec1978 as a domestic scheduled and charter services out of Tokyo Chofu
Aircraft : Nil at this time
NCA (Nippon Cargo Airlines)   
Status : Active

Dates :

1985 - date
Airline Code : KZ : NCA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : NCA (Nippon Cargo Airlines) was established as Japan’s first all-cargo airline on 21Sep1978. Operations started on 30Jun1985
Aircraft : Nil at this time
New Japan Aviation  added: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

1969* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : New Japan Aviation was founded in Jul1969 & operates scheduled air service between Niigata and Sado Island, as well as flight training and other services from its headquarters at Kagoshima Airport
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Nippon Helicopter & Aeroplane Transport Co.  last update: 03Mar2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1953 - 1957
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nippon Helicopter & Aeroplane Co + Far Eastern Airlines =>ANA
Comments : No further information at this time - [ANA (All Nippon Airways) was founded on 27Dec1952 & started operations on 15Dec1953 as Nippon Helicopter & Aeroplane Co. In Dec1957 a merger with FAR EASTERN AIRLINES created ANA as the primary domestic carrier. Merged with KYOKUTO AIRLINES in 1958 and acquired FUJITA AIRLINES in 1963, NAKANIHON AIR SERVICES and CENTRAL JAPAN AIRLINES in 1965 and NAGASAKI AIRWAYS in 1967. On 03Mar1986, ANA started scheduled international flights. International and regional passenger and cargo airline]
Aircraft : DC.3 | de Havilland Dove | de Havilland Heron
Nippon Yuran Airlines  last update: 27Mar2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

Pre 1963
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nippon Yuran Airlines >Fujita Airlines + Nitto Aviation + Kita Nihon Airlines =>JDA + TDA =>JAS >JAD >>JAL
Comments : Fujita Airlines , formerly known as Nippon Yuran Airlines was founded in 1952 - [JAD (Japan Airlines Domestic) was established as JDA (Japan Domestic Airlines) on 15Apr1964 through a merger of three feeder airlines, Nitto Airlines (founded on 4Jul1952), Fujita Airlines (founded on 13Sep1952) & Kita Nihon Airlines (North Japan Airlines) (founded on 30Jun1953). JDA and Toa Airways (founded 30Nov1953) merged to create TDA (Toa Domestic Airlines) on 15May1971. Renamed to JAS (Japan Air System) on 01Apr1988. Merged into JAL on 01Apr2004 & renamed to JAD. Eventually fully merged into parent company JAL] - [JAL was founded as JAPANESE AIRLINES on 01Aug1951 by a group of private investors and initially restricted it's operations to domestice services using crews and aircraft leased from Northwest Airlines, commencing operations on 25Oct1951 . In 1953 the company wes reorganised as JAPAN AIR LINES and took over as the flag carrier for Japan. Renamed to Japan Airlines International on 01Apr2004 following merger with JAPAN AIR SYSTEMS. On 01Oct2006, Japan Airlines International and Japan Airlines Domestic merged into a single brand, Japan Airlines International. On 01Apr2008, JAL merged the operations of its subsidiary Japan Asia Airways (JAA) into JAL mainline operations]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Nitto Airlines  last update: 27Mar2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1952* - 1964
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Fujita Airlines + Nitto Aviation + Kita Nihon Airlines =>JDA + TDA =>JAS >JAD >>JAL
Comments : Nitto Airlines was established on 04Jul1952 - [JAD (Japan Airlines Domestic) was established as JDA (Japan Domestic Airlines) on 15Apr1964 through a merger of three feeder airlines, Nitto Airlines (founded on 4Jul1952), Fujita Airlines (founded on 13Sep1952) & Kita Nihon Airlines (North Japan Airlines) (founded on 30Jun1953). JDA and Toa Airways (founded 30Nov1953) merged to create TDA (Toa Domestic Airlines) on 15May1971. Renamed to JAS (Japan Air System) on 01Apr1988. Merged into JAL on 01Apr2004 & renamed to JAD. Eventually fully merged into parent company JAL] - [JAL was founded as JAPANESE AIRLINES on 01Aug1951 by a group of private investors and initially restricted it's operations to domestice services using crews and aircraft leased from Northwest Airlines, commencing operations on 25Oct1951 . In 1953 the company wes reorganised as JAPAN AIR LINES and took over as the flag carrier for Japan. Renamed to Japan Airlines International on 01Apr2004 following merger with JAPAN AIR SYSTEMS. On 01Oct2006, Japan Airlines International and Japan Airlines Domestic merged into a single brand, Japan Airlines International. On 01Apr2008, JAL merged the operations of its subsidiary Japan Asia Airways (JAA) into JAL mainline operations]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
NKA (Nihon Kinkyori Airways)  last update: 02Nov2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1974 - 1987
Airline Code : EL : ---
Genealogy : NKA (Nihon Kinkyori Airways) >Air Nippon >>ANA Wings
Comments : [Air Nippon was founded as NKA (Nihon Kinkyori Airways) in 1974 & started operations on 10Oct1974. Regional airline in support of parent company ANA. Formed as Nihon Kinkyori Airways by Japan Air Lines, All Nippon Airways and TOA Domestic. Rebranded as Air Nippon in 1987. Wholly-owned subsidiary airline Air Nippon Network (also known as A-Net), which operated turboprop feeder services, was rebranded as ANA Wings on 01Oct2010 after absorbing two other ANA subsidiaries. Parent ANA All Nippon agreed on 25Nov2011 to a merger, which would acquire and absorb Air Nippon/ANK on 01Apr2012, after which both subsidiary brands would be discontinued]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
NKKK (Nihon Koku Kabushiki Kaisha)(Japan Air Lines)  added: 06Mar2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1923 - 1928
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : TTKK + NKKK =>NKYKK + KKKK =>Dai-Nippon Airways
Comments : NKKK (Nihon Koku Kabushiki Kaisha)(Japan Air Lines) was founded in Apr1923 by Ryuzo Kawanishi. Merged with TTKK to form NKYKK
Aircraft : Nil at this time
NKKKK (Nihon Kai Koku Kabushiki Kkaisa)(Japan Sea Air Transport Company)  added: 05Mar2018
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1931* - 1939
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : NKKKK (Nihon Kai Koku Kabushiki Kkaisa) (Japan Sea Air Transport Company was formed in Jul1931 and ceased operatin 1939
Aircraft : Mitsubishi TC 1
NKYK (Nippon Koku Yuso Kenkyujo)(Japan Air Transport Research Institute)  last update: 06Mar2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1922 - 1938
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : NKYK >>JAT (Japan Air Transport Company) + KKKK ( Kokusai Koku Kabushiki Kaisha) + International Airlines =>Dai-Nippon Airways
Comments : NKYK (Nippon Koku Yuso Kenkyujo) was founded on 04Jun1922 and is considered as Japan's pioneer airline. It started Japan's first regular air service on 15Nov1922. It was founded by Choichi Inouye
Aircraft : Supermarine Southampton
NKYKK (Nihon Koku Yuso Kabushiki Kaisha)(Japan Air Transport Company)  last update: 06Mar2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1929 - 1938
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : TTKK + NKKK =>NKYKK + KKKK =>Dai-Nippon Airways
Comments : NKYKK (Nihon Koku Yuso Kabushiki Kaisha)(Japan Air Transport Company) was established by the Government of Japan on 20Oct1928 by the merger of TTKK + NKKK. Merged with several smaller airlines including INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES in 1938 to form GREATER JAPAN AIR LINES which started operating 1939 with international services from Tokyo to Bangkok
Aircraft : Nil at this time
OCS (Overseas Courier Services)  last update: 05Mar2018
Status : Active

Dates :

1975* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Allex (All Express) >OCS
Comments : OCS was founded in 1975. Express parcel delivery service within Asia. ALLEX merged into OCS in 2010
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Orange Cargo (OrangeCargo)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Oriental Air Bridge  last update: 01Dec2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2001 - date
Airline Code : OC : ORC
Genealogy : Nagasaki Airways >Oriental Air Bridge
Comments : Oriental Air Bridge was renamed from Nagasaki Airways (founded in 1961) and renamed in Mar2001. Charters throughout southern Japan
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Pacific Asia Airlines   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Pan Asia Airlines   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

(1998*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Pan Asia Airlines >Skynet Asia Airways >Solaseed Air
Comments : Solaseed Air was established in May2002 as Pan Asia Airlines. Started operations on 15Jul2002 as Skynet Asia Airways. Rebranded as Solaseed Air on 01Jul2011
Aircraft : Nil at this time
peach  last update: 23Mar2018
Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : A&F Aviation >peach
Comments : peach was founded on 10Feb2011 as A&F Aviation & Renamed to peach in May2011. Started operations on 01Mar2012. ANA Holdings announced on 22Mar2018, the integration of its two subsidiary airlines, Peach and Vanilla, with the goal to become the leading low cost carrier (LCC) in the Asian region. The process of full integration is planned to start in the second half of the FY2018, with the target to be completed by the end of FY2019, with Peach being designated as the basis of the integrated airline
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Ryukyu Air Commuter  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

1985 - date
Airline Code : -- : RAC
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Ryukyu Air Commuter was formed in 1985 & operations started on 17Feb1985. Domestic passenger services from Okinawa Naha
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Sagawa Express   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2006*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Sagawa Express was formed in 2005 but never started operations
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Setouchi Seaplanes   
Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Setouchi Seaplanes launched services in the early part of 2016
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Shinchuo Koku   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2002* - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Skymark Airlines (Sky Aeroplane)   
Status : Active

Dates :

1998 - date
Airline Code : BC : SKY
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Skymark Airlines was founded in 1996 & operations started on 19Sep1998 as a domestic airline linking Tokyo to the other three major cities in Japan.
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Skynet Asia Airways   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2002 - 2011
Airline Code : LQ : SNJ
Genealogy : Pan Asia Airlines >Skynet Asia Airways >Solaseed Air
Comments : Solaseed Air was established in May2002 as Pan Asia Airlines. Started operations on 15Jul2002 as Skynet Asia Airways. Rebranded as Solaseed Air on 01Jul2011
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Solaseed Air   
Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Airline Code : LQ : SNJ
Genealogy : Pan Asia Airlines >Skynet Asia Airways >Solaseed Air
Comments : Solaseed Air was established in May2002 as Pan Asia Airlines. Started operations on 15Jul2002 as Skynet Asia Airways. Rebranded as Solaseed Air on 01Jul2011
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Southern Cross Airlines   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1998*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Southwest Air Lines   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1967 - 1993
Airline Code : JD : ---
Genealogy : Southwest Air Lines >JTA
Comments : JTA (Japan Transocean Air) was founded in 1967 & operations started on 01Jul1967 as Southwest Air Lines. Rebranded as Japan TransOcean Air in Jul1993
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Spring Airlines   
Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : -- : SJO
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Spring Airlines Japan launched operations, linking Tokyo/Narita with Hiroshima, Saga, and Takamatsu on 01Aug2014
Aircraft : Nil at this time
StarFlyer  last update: 23May2018
Status : Active

Dates :

2006 - date
Airline Code : 7G : SFJ
Genealogy : Kobe Airlines >StarFlyer
Comments : StarFlyer was founded as Kobe Airlines on 17Dec2002, with the intention of being based at the new Kobe Airport. The company changed its name to StarFlyer in May2003, and moved to Kitakyushu at the end of 2003 - Low-cost passenger flights between Tokyo and Kitakyushu
Aircraft : A.320-200
Suzuyo Air   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

(2008*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Suzuyo Air >FDA (Fuji Dream Airlines)
Comments : FDA (Fuji Dream Airlines) was established on 24Jun2008 as Suzuyo Air & renamed prior to start. FDA inaugurated its first flight on 23Jul2009
Aircraft : Nil at this time
TDA (Toa Domestic Airlines)  last update: 15Apr2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1971 - 1988
Airline Code : JD : ---
Genealogy : Nippon Yuran Airlines >Fujita Airlines + Nitto Aviation + Kita Nihon Airlines =>JDA + TDA =>JAS >JAD >>JAL
Comments : Toa Airways was established on 30Nov1953 - [JAD (Japan Airlines Domestic) was established as JDA (Japan Domestic Airlines) on 15Apr1964 through a merger of three feeder airlines, Nitto Airlines (founded on 4Jul1952), Fujita Airlines (founded on 13Sep1952) & Kita Nihon Airlines (North Japan Airlines) (founded on 30Jun1953). JDA and Toa Airways (founded 30Nov1953) merged to create TDA (Toa Domestic Airlines) on 15May1971. Renamed to JAS (Japan Air System) on 01Apr1988. Merged into JAL on 01Apr2004 & renamed to JAD. Eventually fully merged into parent company JAL] - [JAL was founded as JAPANESE AIRLINES on 01Aug1951 by a group of private investors and initially restricted it's operations to domestice services using crews and aircraft leased from Northwest Airlines, commencing operations on 25Oct1951 . In 1953 the company wes reorganised as JAPAN AIR LINES and took over as the flag carrier for Japan. Renamed to Japan Airlines International on 01Apr2004 following merger with JAPAN AIR SYSTEMS. On 01Oct2006, Japan Airlines International and Japan Airlines Domestic merged into a single brand, Japan Airlines International. On 01Apr2008, JAL merged the operations of its subsidiary Japan Asia Airways (JAA) into JAL mainline operations]
Aircraft : DC.10
TKKK (Tokyo Koku Kabushiki-Kaisha) (Tokyo Air Transport)  added: 06Mar2018
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1928 - 1938
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : TKKK (Tokyo Koku Kabushiki-Kaisha) (Tokyo Air Transport) +>Dai-Nippon Airways
Comments : TKKK (Tokyo Koku Kabushiki-Kaisha) was formed in Sep1928 to operate seaplanes to resorts to the south and west of Tokyo. All it's routes were taken over by DNK (Dai-Nippon Koku Kabushiki-Kaisha)(Greater Japan Airlines) on 01Oct 1938
Aircraft : Nakajima 90 | Aichi AB-1
Toa Airways  last update: 12May2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1953* - 1971
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >JAL
Comments : Toa Airways was established on 30Nov1953. First operator of NAMC YS-11A - [JAD (Japan Airlines Domestic) was established as JDA (Japan Domestic Airlines) in 1971 through a merger of three feeder airlines, Nitto Airlines (founded 1952), Fujita Airlines (founded 1952) & Kita Nihon Airlines (North Japan Airlines) (founded 1953). JDA and Toa Airways(founded 1953) merged to create TDA (Toa Domestic Airlines) on 15May1971. Renamed to JAS (Japan Air System) on 01Apr1988. Merged into JAL in 2004 & renamed to current name] - [JAL was founded as JAPANESE AIRLINES on 01Aug1951 by a group of private investors and initially restricted it's operations to domestice services using crews and aircraft leased from Northwest Airlines, commencing operations on 25Oct1951 . In 1953 the company wes reorganised as JAPAN AIR LINES and took over as the flag carrier for Japan. Renamed to Japan Airlines International on 01Apr2004 following merger with JAPAN AIR SYSTEMS. On 01Oct2006, Japan Airlines International and Japan Airlines Domestic merged into a single brand, Japan Airlines International. On 01Apr2008, JAL merged the operations of its subsidiary Japan Asia Airways (JAA) into JAL mainline operations]
Aircraft : DH Heron IB | DH Dove | NAMC YS-11A (first operator)
Toho Air Service   
Status : Active

Dates :

1960* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Toho Air Service was established on 07Jul1960 to operate commuter helicopter service to link 6 major Izu islands on behalf of the Tokyo Metropolitan Islands Promotion Corp.
Aircraft : Nil at this time
TTKK (Tozai Teiki Koku Kwai) (East-West Scheduled Aviation Society)  last update: 06Mar2018
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1923 - 1929
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : TTKK + NKKK =>NKYKK + KKKK =>Dai-Nippon Airways
Comments : TTKK (East-West Scheduled Aviation Society) was formed in on 11Jan1923 at Tachigawa, near Tokyo. Began scheduled serices in Jul1923 from Tokyo to Osaka, carrying mail. Passenger services began in 1924. Merged with NKKK to form NKYKK
Aircraft : Nakajima Type V | Dornier Komet
Vanilla Air  last update: 23Mar2018
Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : AirAsia Japan >Vanilla Air
Comments : Nil further at this time - [AirAsia Japan launched services on 01Aug2012 with a flight from Tokyo Narita to Fukuoka. Rebranded as Vanilla Air effective 01Nov2013 & operated its first flights from Narita to Okinawa and Taipei on 20Dec2013. ANA Holdings announced on 22Mar2018, the integration of its two subsidiary airlines, Peach and Vanilla, with the goal to become the leading low cost carrier (LCC) in the Asian region. The process of full integration is planned to start in the second half of the FY2018, with the target to be completed by the end of FY2019, with Peach being designated as the basis of the integrated airline]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
WAC   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
World Air Network  last update: 06Mar2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1990 - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : World Air Network >Air Japan
Comments : No further information at this time [Air Japan was established as World Air Network on 29Jun1990 & started operations on 30Jun1990. Ceased operation in Sep1995. In 2000, World Air Network was renamed Air Japan. Regional scheduled charter airline that eventually ceased operating]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Yokohama International Airlines   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1998*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Yokohama Koku Company   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1970* - 1972*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Yokohama Koku Company had a fatal accident in 1972 with a Cessna 402A
Aircraft : Nil at this time
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