05 January 2022

Japan Airlines' JA8979

Japan Airlines is ferrying JA8979 (c/n 27638, l/n 107) from NGO to VCV, via HNL, as JAL8132. This 777-289 is being retired by JAL, and is headed for storage.

JA8979's History:
Nov 1997: Delivered to Japan Air System, in the Akira Kurosawa livery.
Apr 2004: Transferred to Japan Airlines fleet, after JAS was acquired by JAL.
Jly 2005: Painted in the "Mushi King / JAL Family Jet" special livery, to Dec 2005.
Oct 2012: "Arashi-Popcorn" decals added, to March 2013.
Apr 2018: "Samurai Blue 2018" decals added, to Dec 2018.
Feb 2021: Withdrawn from service, and stored at HND.

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