Earlier today, Japan Airlines and Oriental Land, the operator of Tokyo Disney Resort, jointly announced that one of the airline’s Boeing 767-300ER aircraft will get decorated with decals commemorating the 35th anniversary of Tokyo Disney Resort.
‘JAL Celebration Express’ and Other Disney Liveries
The 767-300ER registered JA612J is expected to enter into service in the new livery on June 22, 2018 with the first flight being JL317 scheduled to depart Tokyo Haneda at 12:15PM and arrive in Fukuoka at 2:05PM.
From then on, the aircraft will operate on domestic flights within Japan until around March 2019 when the decals will be removed. Sometimes next month, JAL will also publish more details about the jet as well as the specific flights it will operate the next day on a dedicated page (not live yet).
Besides the exterior of the aircraft being decorated to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Tokyo Disney Resort, a small part of the in-flight service will follow the Disney theme as well. Namely, the cups used on the flights operated by the “JAL Celebration Express” will feature designs similar to the aircraft itself, and boarding certificates will be provided.
While this will be no news for those of you that follow JAL or special liveries, I will mention that this will not be the first time for JAL and Tokyo Disney Resort (or Disney in general) to cooperate.
Most recently, JAL applied decals on several 737s and 777s about five years ago in celebration of Tokyo Disney Resort’s 30th anniversary. As such, it is great to see the cooperation continue, giving plane spotters more liveries to photograph and passengers more memorable flights.
Unfortunately, though, neither the 30th anniversary nor the upcoming 35th anniversary liveries can match some of the JAL and Disney collaborations from more than fifteen years ago, such as the beautiful 747 pictured below (photo by YK Aviation Images).