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JAL to Serve Halal Certified Meals on Select International Flights

June 2, 2016 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Japan Airlines (JAL) will provide Halal certified Muslim meals on all outbound international flights from Japan, starting June 1, 2016.

JAL has been serving Muslim meal as a special meal for Muslim customers. Recently the airline has received Halal Certification (*1) from Japan Islamic Trust (JIT) (*2), for the whole processing of its Muslim meal menus (*3) aboard all international flights departing from Japan.

Additionally JAL has changed all dishware used for Muslim meals to disposable one with Halal Certification in order to deliver a sense of security to Muslim customers when they enjoy our in-flight meals.

JAL will be striving to serve customers with delicious meals which are only available aboard JAL flights and provide customers with a pleasant and comfortable travel experience.


Applicable class: All classes                       

Applicable route: All international flights departing from Japan

How to apply: By email or phone at least 24 hours before the schedule departure time

URL:  www.jal.co.jp/en/inter/service/meal/special/menu/index.html

Halal certified Muslim meals:

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                    (Business Class)                                      (Economy Class)

<Halal meals on international flights to Japan>

– All flights from Kuala Lumpur

Japanese and Western Menus for Muslim and normal meals have received Halal Certification from the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia.

– All flights from Jakarta

Western Menus for Muslim and normal meals have received Halal Certification from The Indonesian Council of Ulama Jakarta.

<Flights with Halal-certified meal service (*4)>          (o: available; x: not available)


Muslim meals

         Normal meals        (Western menu)

     Normal meals       (Japanese menu)

From Japan




From Kuala Lumpur




From Jakarta





(*1) Halal Certification is recognition that the meals for Muslims are made and approved according to Islamic laws and rules.

(*2) JIT is a religious corporation registered in Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. JIT has begun issuing halal certificates since 1999. It was approved as a certifying entity in Japan by halal certifying entities in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Thailand. URL: www.islam.or.jp/en/

(*3) Halal Certification of the whole production process includes ingredients, production method, production factory and dishware etc.

(*4) Meals on flights other than the above are not halal certified.

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