Harlequin Air

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Harlequin Air Co., Ltd. (ハーレクィンエア Hārekuin Ea?) was an airline with its headquarters on the grounds of Fukuoka Airport in Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.[1][2] It was owned by Japan Airlines (JAL) Domestic and operated domestic passenger services. It ceased operations in April 2005 due to restructuring of JAL Group.

Former code data[edit]

  • IATA Code: JH
  • ICAO Code: HLQ
  • Callsign: Harlequin

The scheduled flights were wholly sold by Japan Airlines therefore no ticket carried JH. Essentially Japan Airlines wet leased them.

History[edit]

The airline was established on January 20, 1997 and started operations on December 19, 1997; it was an affiliate of Japan Air System.[3] Japan Airlines later absorbed Japan Air System;[4] Harlequin has been integrated into the parent company, Japan Airlines.

Services[edit]

Harlequin Air operated services from Fukuoka Airport to Chubu Centrair International Airport near Nagoya and New Chitose Airport near Sapporo. It also operated international charter flights.

Fleet[edit]

Harlequin Air had at least 1 McDonnell Douglas MD-81 and 1 McDonnell Douglas DC-10 in its own livery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "会社概要." Harlequin Air. October 27, 2004. Retrieved May 20, 2009.
  2. ^ "ハーレクィンエア会社概要." Harlequin Air. December 7, 1998. Retrieved February 22, 2010.
  3. ^ "See more articles from AP Online Japan Air System To Cut 1,000 Jobs ." Associated Press.
  4. ^ "2002/11/15 Interim Financial Information." Japan Airlines.

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