JAL’s Myaku-Myaku Jet lands in Manila to promote Expo 2025


A Japan Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner featuring a special livery to promote the upcoming World Exposition 2025 in Osaka touched down at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila on June 3.

The aircraft, bearing Japanese registry JA823J, is adorned with the expo’s official character ‘Myaku-Myaku’ along with other design elements highlighting the event, which will run from April 13 to October 13, 2025 on Yumeshima Island in Osaka.

The mysterious red and blue character is described as being born from the “unification of cells and water.”

“The deployment of the aircraft aims to raise awareness of the EXPO 2025 among both domestic and international travelers, encouraging them to visit not only the exposition but also explore various destinations throughout Japan,” according to a Facebook post from the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines.

This follows the introduction of a special livery on an Embraer 190 aircraft operated by J-AIR, based at Osaka International (Itami) Airport, marking it as the second phase in JAL’s promotional efforts.

The aircraft will be in service until August 2025, coinciding with the end of the expo. The event will focus on the theme “Designing the Future Society for Our Lives,” showcasing innovations and solutions for a sustainable future.

JAL has also announced plans to introduce a third special livery aircraft for domestic flights in the future.

The World Exposition, also known as a World’s Fair, is one of the largest international events aimed at fostering innovation and collaboration. Past expos have showcased major inventions like the telephone and television.

Osaka previously hosted the 1970 World Exposition. The 2025 expo will be the sixth time Japan has been the host country.

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