As JAL airlines is in terrible financial shape, they don't own
active airliners. Many are leased, and other airliners which
are stored to be sold.
Several domestic routes have been unprofitable, but JAL was
to keep flying them by the govenment. Growing payroll and
also damaged profitability.
JAL was privatized in 1987, and listed on the stock market. It
delisted in 2010. There is no value left in the shares and
has taken control. 15.000 out of 45.000 of the workforce should
In January 2010 JAL filed for bankruptcy protection.