Jun 3, 2014

Ex-JAL cabin attendants lose court ruling over dismissal

The Tokyo High Court on Tuesday ruled against 71 former Japan Airlines Co. cabin attendants who were seeking reinstatement after being dismissed as part of the airline’s corporate restructuring in the wake of its 2010 bankruptcy. The court ruled “the personnel cuts were necessary ...

Jun 3, 2014

New Haneda slots created a glut, JAL chief says

Japan Airlines Co. said the release of new operating slots at Tokyo’s Haneda airport has created a capacity glut likely to persist for another 18 months, weighing on average fares and earnings. “There was a large increase in the supply, and demand has not ...

Apr 27, 2014

Public Wi-Fi access slowly increasing in Japan

Japanese public transportation operators are broadening wireless Internet access services at train stations and on airplanes in line with widespread use of smartphones and in response to strong requests from foreign tourists. Japan Airlines began to offer an onboard Internet access service via Wi-Fi ...

Mar 9, 2014

JAL Dreamliner makes emergency landing in Honolulu

Japan Airlines said Sunday that a Dreamliner flight from Tokyo to San Francisco made an emergency landing in Honolulu, reportedly due to a possible problem in its hydraulic system. The pilot of flight JL002, carrying 171 passengers and crew, decided to divert to Hawaii ...

Boeing woos ANA after JAL chooses Airbus

Feb 12, 2014

Boeing woos ANA after JAL chooses Airbus

Boeing Co. said it’s working “very hard” to secure an order from ANA Holdings Co. after its decadeslong dominance in Japan was challenged last year by a $9.5 billion aircraft deal for Airbus. “There’s a campaign, and we are busy working very hard to ...

Jan 31, 2014

More airlines to serve Myanmar

Japan and Myanmar have agreed to revise a bilateral aviation accord to allow more than one air carrier from each country to offer flights, the Foreign Ministry said. Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar Mikio Numata and Tin Naing Tun, director general of the Department of ...

JAL to launch seven new London-Haneda flights

Jan 23, 2014

JAL to launch seven new London-Haneda flights

Japan Airlines Co. says it will launch new direct flights between Tokyo and London after it was allotted five new international slots at Haneda airport. The seven new London round-trip flights per week will start March 30. JAL also said it will double its ...

JAL probes another 787 battery incident

Jan 15, 2014

JAL probes another 787 battery incident

Japan Airlines is investigating what caused a battery on a Boeing 787 to emit smoke during preflight maintenance, a year after a fire on one of the carrier’s Dream­lin­ers helped spur the grounding of the global fleet.

Dec 2, 2013

Airlines urged to defy China's ADIZ

by Mizuho Aoki

The government repeats that it will continue to urge Japan's airlines not to comply with the rules laid down in China's recently, unilaterally declared air defense identification zone over the East China Sea.

ANA, JAL, Peach now disregard China ADIZ

Nov 27, 2013

ANA, JAL, Peach now disregard China ADIZ

ANA Holdings Inc. and Japan Airlines Co., the nation’s largest carriers, flew through China’s newly declared air defense identification zone without notifying the country after Japan asked airlines to stop giving flight information to China. ANA’s flight from Tokyo touched down in Taipei at ...