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JAL Express

JAL Express
AirlineJAL Express
ジャル エクスプレス
Jaru Ekusupuresu
FoundedApril 1, 1997[as jex]
Airline hubOsaka International Airport
Focus citiesChūbu Centrair International Airport
Frequent-flyer programJAL Mileage Bank
Fleet size33
Parent companyJapan Airlines
HeadquartersOsaka International Airport
Ikeda, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Key peopleShigemi Kurusu (President)

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|} on the grounds of Osaka International Airport and in Ikeda, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, and its main hub at Osaka International Airport. The airline also maintains Tokyo offices in the Japan Airlines Building in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan. Its operations include scheduled and non-scheduled passenger services to eight regional destinations across Japan. In addition, the airline operates additional 15 destinations in Japan and two destinations in the People's Republic of China on behalf of Japan Airlines, under a wet-lease agreement. It has a fleet of 20 Boeing and McDonnell Douglas aircraft.

JAL Express is a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan's flag carrier, Japan Airlines and an affiliate member of the Oneworld alliance. The airline was founded on April 1, 1997, and began operations with a Boeing 737-400 on July 1, 1998. It celebrated its tenth anniversary of establishment and first flight in April 2007 and July 2008, respectively. The airline operated its first international flight in May 2009 and now flies to Hangzhou and Shanghai. In the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, JAL Express, together with its sister airlines within the JAL Group, carried over 32 million passengers and over 1.1 million tons of cargo and mail.

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