Japan Airlines announced yesterday that it will ground its freighter fleet after more than half a century of operations and continue its cargo business "solely" through utilizing belly space on its passenger flights. JAL, which is in the midst of a court-monitored bankruptcy restructuring (ATWOnline, March 18), operated its first freighter flight on May 2, 1959, aboard a DC-4 from Tokyo Haneda to San Francisco. But it said it will suspend freighter service at the end of October owing to ...

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