Japan Airlines is an airline founded in 1951. Its headquarters are in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan. The airline and four of its sub-airlines (J-Air, JAL Express, JALways, and Japan Transocean Air) are members of the Oneworld airline alliance. Japan Airlines currently goes to over 90 destinations. 
Japan Airlines began on August 1, 1951. In 1954, it started international flights. It bought it's first jet aircraft in 1968, the Douglas DC-8. Japan Air System merged with Japan Airlines in 2002. In 2007, it joined the Oneworld alliance. In January 2010, Japan Airlines declared bankruptcy.  British Airways and Qantas helped the airline pay off debts.  It finally rose from bankruptcy in April 2011. 
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