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Japan Airlines Unveils ‘MYAKU-MYAKU’ Dreamliner Livery

DALLAS — Japan Airlines (JL) has unveiled the livery design for a Boeing 787-8 that will operate international routes starting June 3, 2024. The unique design is introduced to commemorate the 2025 World Exposition held in Yumeshima, Osaka, from April 13 to October 13, 2025.

The design features some original elements of Expo 2025, along with the official character ‘MYAKU-MYAKU’. The aircraft to get the new design is JA823J, consisting of 30 Business and 176 Economy class seats.

The airline aims to encourage and welcome visitors not just to EXPO 2025 but also to various destinations across Japan. As a part of this, JL plans to connect Tokyo Haneda to Seoul (Gimpo), Taipei (Songshan), Dalian (Pudong), Shanghai and Ho Chi Minh City, Tokyo Narita to Bangkok, and Osaka (Kansai) to Bangkok and Taipei (Taoyuan).

JAL unveils 'MYAKU-MYAKU JET' on Boeing 787-8 Credits: Japan Airlines
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The official character, MYAKU-MYAKU, is a mysterious creature born from the unification of cells and water, whose identity is unknown. The red part of the creature is the cell, which divides and increases. On the other hand, the blue part is the water, which can be transformed to flow.

The Japan Airlines group has already revealed the ‘MYAKU-MYAKU JET’ livery on their Embraer 190 operated by J-AIR in 2023 as part of a special celebration marking 500 days to Expo 2025.

J-Air sporting 'MYAKU-MYAKU JET' livery. Credits: Mari Endo
Photo: Japan Airlines

Even though the airline has been flying the Embraer jet with the livery for the past five months, it will be the first time the design will be on the carrier's wide-body aircraft and fly to an international destination.

Stepping into multiple phases in this series, a third special livery aircraft for domestic routes is expected to be introduced in the future.

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