JAL president says plans to use both Boeing and Airbus aircraft

By Thomson Reuters Apr 24, 2024 | 5:49 AM

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan Airlines will continue using both Airbus and Boeing aircraft, President Mitsuko Tottori said on Wednesday.

Tottori told reporters that JAL does not plan to depend only on Airbus aircraft even after it announced a plan last month to buy 21 wide-body A350-900 and 11 A321neo narrow-body jets from Airbus.

Tottori’s comments came as U.S. planemaker Boeing faces growing concerns over its product safety following a January mid-air loss of a panel on a near-new its 737 MAX 9.

(Reporting by Maki Shiraki; written by Mariko Katsumura; editing by Jason Neely)