JAL launches Arashi Jet
Japan Airlines, which is currently undergoing reconstruction due to its financial troubles, is looking to boost its business with Arashi’s help. The airline has commissioned a single “Arashi Jet,” which is basically a Boeing 777 whose fuselage is decorated with a 5-meter-tall, 20-meter-wide seal bearing the images of Arashi’s members, along with the title of their latest album, “Boku no Miteiru Fuukei.”
The plane will take its first flight on Sunday at 1:30pm, flying from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to Osaka. The plane is expected to be primarily used for domestic flights, serving the routes between Haneda and three other airports: New Chitose Airport in Sapporo, Itami Airport in Osaka, and Fukuoka Airport in Fukuoka. JAL plans to use the plane until January 2011.