Japan Airlines (JAL) is maintaining its commitment to Alaska despite tough times for air carriers and a recession in Japan. The airline recently announced plans for at least 17 flights to Alaska this fall and winter, adding to its 15 summer flights. The airline flies 300 passenger 747’s to Alaska. During the winter, most JAL planes fly into Fairbanks, where Japanese visitors come to see the Northern Lights.
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks