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JAL remains "neutral" on international partner; decision to be made "as soon as possible"

2-Feb-2010 11:06 AM

Japan Airlines President, Masaru Onishi, stated discussions with an alliance partner are continuing, with the company's stance on the matter remaining “neutral”, but added that a decision on a partner will be made “as soon as possible”, reportedly by 15-Feb-2010 (Kyodo/Bloomberg/ Dow Jones/AP/AFP, 02-Feb-2010). JAL's new Chairman, Kazuo Inamori, added that the carrier plans to enact a rehabilitation plan “swiftly and steadfastly” (NQN, 01-Feb-2010).

Japan Airlines: "Under new management, the company is seriously reviewing the issue [of an international airline partner] from scratch, without being influenced by previous discussions," Masaru Onishi, President. Source: Shanghai Daily, 02-Feb-2010.

Japan Airlines: "It is fully possible to achieve a revival. We want to revitalise JAL swiftly…We can't imagine JAL without international flights. I would like to develop both domestic and international flights," Kazuo Inamori, Chairman. Source: AFP, 02-Feb-2010.