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Business Report: JAL news

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Japanese newspaper is reporting that Japan airlines has made its decision, and will announce within days that it is quitting American airlines' One World Alliance.

The Mainichi Shimbun reports, yes, JAL will switch to Delta's Sky Team Alliance, and will make it official on Monday.

As you know, American's One World Alliance includes British airways, Qantas, Cathay Pacific and many other carriers, while Delta is allied with Air France-KLM and others.

And there is a third alliance anchored by United which includes Continental, Air Canada, Lufthansa, and ANA. United has already said it sees opportunities for itself and ANA in JAL's bankruptcy. United is the second busiest non-Japanese carrier at Tokyo Narita airport after Northwest, which of course is now part of Delta.

And that's why JAL would partner with Delta. Delta and Northwest, even without JAl, have 63 percent all flights between Japan and America.

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