Japan Airlines and Boom announce strategic partnership for supersonic air travel

Boom and Japan Airlines have announced a strategic partnership to deliver supersonic travel to passengers. As part of the agreement, JAL has made a strategic investment of $10 million in Boom and is collaborating with the company to refine the aircraft design and help define the passenger experience for supersonic travel. JAL also has the option to purchase up to 20 Boom aircraft through a pre-order arrangement.

“We’ve been working with Japan Airlines behind the scenes for more than a year now,” says Boom Founder & CEO Blake Scholl. “JAL’s passionate, visionary team offers decades of practical knowledge and wisdom on everything from the passenger experience to technical operations. We’re thrilled to be working with JAL to develop a reliable, easily-maintained aircraft, providing revolutionary speed to passengers. Our goal is to develop an airliner that will be a great addition to any international airline fleet.”

“We are very proud to be working with Boom on the advancement in the commercial aviation industry. Through this partnership, we hope to contribute to the future of supersonic travel with the intent of providing more time to our valued passengers while emphasizing flight safety,” said Yoshiharu Ueki, President of Japan Airlines.

Decades ago, Concorde delivered headlining speed to passengers. Japan Airlines has partnered with Boom to deliver something further: mainstream, reliable, economical supersonic travel. Boom is currently developing the world’s fastest and most sustainable airliner, Overture. This airliner will rollout in 2025, with entry into service planned for 2029.

About Japan Airlines

Japan Airlines (JAL) was founded in 1951 and became the first international airline in Japan. A member of the oneworld® alliance, the airline now reaches more than 344 airports in 56 countries and regions together with its codeshare partners with a modern fleet of more than 230 aircraft. JAL Mileage Bank (JMB), the airline's loyalty program, has reached over 31 million members worldwide. Awarded one of the most punctual major international airlines, JAL is committed to providing customers with the highest levels of flight safety and supreme quality in every aspect of its service, and aims to become the most preferred airline in the world. For more information, please visit www.jal.com/en/outline/