Boeing 777-236ER | Nippon Airlines
Note: Auxillary branding unfortunately not updated with new titles due to the PSDs being long gone
Have you run any profitable airlines in the game portion of AE?:
Last in-game run of Nippon - finished 5th with over 500 billion DOP
Airline Nation of Origin:
HQ - Tokyo Haneda (RJTT)
Hubs - HND, NRT, KIX, ITM, FUK, OKA, CTS
Founding Date - February 6, 1952
Lore - Nippon Air Lines was founded in 1952 under the direction of the new Japanese government, soon after the ending of the American occupation, as a reliable air service was needed. The following year, the airline flew its first Transpacific route, Tokyo to San Francisco via Honolulu, using Lockheed Super Constellations. As the world entered the 1960s DAL went under fleet transformation, from piston-powered DC-6s to new jet aircraft such as the Douglas DC-8 and the Boeing 707. The following decade, the 747, 727, DC-10 and early 737 joined the fleet. The airline was completely privatised in 1984. DAL inaugurated the 747-400D on busy domestic routes in 1988. In 1995, following Japan's economic downturn, the airline began posting losses and in 2002, following yet more financial troubles after the September 11 attacks in the United States, agreed to merge with another struggling major carrier Hojo Airways. In the years following, profits returned and DAL posted record profits in fiscal 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic severely affected the airline, and in early 2021 the government of Suga Yoshihide mulled merging DAL with other flag carrier Japan National Airlines, however these plans were abandoned in October of that year by the government of new Prime Minister Kishida Fumio. Today, the airline is on the way up once again, despite major disruption to its European routes due to the invasion of Ukraine and Japanese airlines being banned from Russian airspace. DAL carried 28.9 million passengers in fiscal 2019, and numbers are expected to fully recover to these levels in late fiscal 2023.
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This account (and joining the gallery) - December 9 2017
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