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JAL Revives and Introduces New Tsurumaru Logo on Aircraft with Red-Crowned Crane Viewing Tour Prior to Regular Service

JAL Revives and Introduces New Tsurumaru Logo on Aircraft with Red-Crowned Crane Viewing Tour Prior to Regular Service

JAL's new livery with the new logo.

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Prior to entering into service the first Boeing 767-300ER with a paint scheme bearing the new "Tsurumaru" logo (a red-crowned crane within a red circle), on February 28, Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (JAL) will conduct a charter tour from Haneda to Tancho Kushiro Airport to introduce the design.

JAL will officially adopt the aircraft design with the new logo on April 1. The first flight with the new paint scheme is scheduled to fly from Haneda to Beijing on April 2 and will thereafter mainly appear on routes in Asia, but JAL is conducting the domestic charter tour to make the new logo more familiar to the public.

The tour will depart from and return to Haneda on the same day. After arriving in Kushiro, tour members will visit Tsurui Village in the Kushiro Wetlands, which are inhabited by the red-crowned crane, a bird that is designated a Special Natural Monument by Japan and is featured in the new Tsurumaru logo. Passengers on this first flight will be presented with commemorative flight certificates and other souvenirs while other plans include a special in-flight performance by the crew. The tour is being organized and sold by JAL Tours Co., Ltd. The cost is JPY 30,000 per person (same for children and adults) and capacity is limited to 150 passengers. Reservations can only be made by telephone and will be taken until all seats are booked.

JAL had used the Tsurumaru logo on its aircraft until May 2008. The airline has stated that this next logo will be a new symbol of the company as it undergoes restructuring.

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