Japan Airlines Logo

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Japan Airlines Logo
The Japan Airlines logo has gone through several complete overhauls since the airline was founded in 1951.

Meaning and history

Japan Airlines Logo history

1951

The original design featured a stylized aircraft (as seen from behind) flying towards a circle (apparently, the sun).

1959

The circle was the only element borrowed from the previous logo. It now housed a stylized bird. The lettering “Japan Air Lines” could be seen above.

1989

The abbreviation “JAL” in black over a red square and a gray rectangle.

2002

The abbreviation “JAL” in a slightly different type with a dynamic curve placed over the “A.”

2011

The company returns to its iconic 1959 logo with just a couple of minor modifications.