Oneworld member Japan Airlines (JAL) has announced that it will grow its Airbus fleet with new orders for 21 A350-900s and its first-ever order for Airbus single aisle aircraft, with a commitment for 11 A321neo aircraft.

The additional A350-900s will fly alongside the A350-1000 on international routes, while the A321neo will operate on JAL’s domestic services.

JAL currently has 15 A350-900s, plus three on backlog from its previous order, which fly exclusively on domestic services.

The airline recently took delivery of its first two A350-1000s, with another 11 on order from Airbus, including new first and business class cabins.

In 2023, JAL finalised an order with Airbus competitor Boeing for 21 737 Max 8 aircraft to replace the Japanese flag carrier’s 737-800 fleet from 2026.

JAL was founded in 1951 and became the first international airline in Japan.

The flag carrier now reaches 411 airports in 60 countries together with its codeshare partners. JAL Group has current fleet exceeding 241 aircraft.