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Japan Airlines Corp., which is undergoing state-backed rehabilitation, decided Thursday to terminate a benefit plan that gave shareholders 50 percent discounts on domestic flights.

“We decided to terminate such tickets in consideration of various matters,” a JAL official said after the government opposed a plan to keep the discounts in place.

JAL tried to maintain the benefit plan because its shareholders included major customers who bought JAL’s shares with the aim of obtaining the discount tickets.

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