Japan Airlines Group has confirmed the
appointments of the Group President and Executive Vice President,
who will take office with effect from 1 February 2010.
Masaru Onishi, 54, has been elected to lead the
JAL Group as the president of the group's holding company - Japan
Airlines Corporation, and main air transport operator Japan
Airlines International (JALI). He will also be assigned the role
of Chief Operating Officer for the holding company. Onishi joined
Japan Airlines in 1978 and for the 6 months prior to his new
assignment as president, was serving as the president of Japan Air
Commuter and an executive officer of Japan Airlines International.
Hisao Taguchi, also 54, will be assuming the
role of executive vice president of the Group and of Japan
Airlines International, after serving as an executive officer in
charge of the overall operations of the JAL Group in the Kyushu
region since April 2009.
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