Monday, April 7, 2014

JAL's 2nd Samurai Blue Jet enters service.

Japan Airlines (JL/JAL) and Adidas Japan, both sponsoring companies of the Japan National Football (Soccer) Team, together unveiled a second 'Samurai Blue Jet' in support of the team's participation in Brazil's FIFA World Cup 2014. 'Samurai Blue' is the nickname for the national team.
Boeing 777-346/ER JA740J 'Samurai Blue Jet 2' departs Haneda bound for Heathrow. (Photo: Ryosuke Yano)

The first, Boeing 777-246 JA8985, was unveiled on February 26th (JAL unveils Samurai Blue Jet.) and entered service on the Tokyo/Haneda (HND/RJTT) - Fukuoka (FUK/RJFF) route on the same day. It only flies domestic routes. The second was painted on Boeing 777-346/ER JA740J and entered service on April 4th on flight JL043, service from Haneda to London/Heathrow (LHR/EGLL).
A close-up of JA740J's 'Samurai Blue' decals. (Photo: Ryosuke Yano)

It will primarily fly routes to Heathrow and Paris/Charles de Gaulle (CDG/LFPG) until the end of July. Will the aircraft be chartered to carry the national team to Brazil in June?

Source: Japan Airlines, April 2nd. (in Japanese)

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