Harlequin Air

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Harlequin Air
Harlequin Air logo.png
Harlequin Air logo
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded January 20, 1997
Commenced operations December 19, 1997
Ceased operations 2005
Operating bases Fukuoka Airport
Fleet size See Fleet below
Destinations See Services below
Parent company Japan Airlines Domestic
Headquarters Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan

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.


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.


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.


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


  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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