Japan Airlines Domestic (日本航空ジャパン Nihon Kōkū Japan)(IATA: JD, ICAO: JLJ, Call sign: J-BIRD) was an airline based in Tokyo, Japan. It was part of Japan Airlines Corporation and operated an extensive domestic network in Japan. Its main hub was Tokyo International Airport.
On 1 October 2006, Japan Airlines International and Japan Airlines Domestic merged into a single brand, Japan Airlines International.
The airline was established as Japan Domestic Airlines (JDA) on 15 April 1964 through the merger of three feeder airlines: Nitto Airlines (founded 4 July 1952), Fuji Airlines (founded 13 September 1952) and North Japan Airlines (founded 30 June 1953). On 15 May 1971, JDA and Toa Airways (founded 30 November 1953)merged to become Toa Domestic Airlines, which in turn changed its name to Japan Air System on 1 April 1988. In 2004 the airline then merged with Japan Airlines and changed its name to Japan Airlines Domestic. JDA had 4,362 employees and owned shareholdings in the following airlines: Japan Air Commuter (60%), Hokkaido Air System (51%) and Amakusa Airlines (2%). It also had an alliance with Hainan Airlines.
Japan Airlines Domestic operated services to the following domestic scheduled destinations: Akita, Amami Ōshima, Aomori, Asahikawa, Fukuoka, Hakodate, Hanamaki, Hiroshima, Izumo, Kagoshima, Kitakyushu, Kochi, Komatsu, Kumamoto, Kushiro, Matsumoto, Matsuyama, Misawa, Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Nagoya, Nanki Shirahama, Niigata, Obihiro, Oita, Okayama, Osaka, Ōzora*, Sapporo, Sendai, Takamatsu, Tokunoshima, Tokushima, Tokyo, Yamaguchi-Ube, and Yamagata.
* Memanbetsu merged into Ōzora in March 2006.
As of August 2006 the Japan Airlines Domestic fleet included:
- ^ a b c Flight International 5–11 April 2005
- ^ Merger
- ^ Flight International, 3–9 October 2006