Japan Domestic Airlines

Japan Domestic Airlines Co., Ltd. (日本国内航空, Nihon Kokunai Kōkū) was the predecessor of Japan Air System. On April 15, 1964, Nitto Aviation Co., Ltd. (NAL) (日東航空, Nittō Kōkū), Fuji Airlines Co., Ltd. (FAL) (富士航空, Fuji Kōkū), and North Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (NJA) (北日本航空, Kita Nihon Kōkū) merged to form Japan Domestic Airlines. On May 15, 1971, the airline merged with Toa Airways to form Toa Domestic Airlines; on April 1, 1988 the merged airline renamed itself to Japan Air System.[1] Japan Air System merged into Japan Airlines in the early 2000s.[2]

Japan Domestic Airlines
FoundedApril 15, 1964 (1964-04-15)
Ceased operationsMay 15, 1971 (1971-05-15) (merged with Toa Airways to form Toa Domestic Airlines)

Nearly all of the aircraft used in the Japan Domestic Airlines fleet were consisted of NAMC YS-11s. Both airlines had a similar color scheme from the beginning, usually blue and white, or with a blue tail. Japan Domestic Airlines focused mostly on mainland to island flights, while Toa Japanese Airlines focused on more domestic mainland flight plans and services.[citation needed]


Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • On 29 May 1965, Convair 240 (JA5088) was written off at Obihiro Airport.[3]
  • On 26 August 1966, Convair 880 (JA8030) crashed on takeoff from Haneda Airport during a training flight due to an unexplained left yaw, killing the five crew. The aircraft was on lease to Japan Airlines.[4]


  1. ^ "Company Information." Japan Air System. November 6, 1999. Retrieved on February 9, 2009.
  2. ^ "A tale of many tails: the merger of Japan Airlines and Japan Air System makes perfect business sense, but commonality of equipment is a different matter." Air Transport World. April 1, 2003. Retrieved on May 19, 2009.
  3. ^ Accident description for JA5088 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 2015-3-16.
  4. ^ Accident description for JA8030 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 2015-3-16.

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