Typhoon Nangka leaves two dead; 550,000 told to flee

Jul 17, 2015

Typhoon Nangka leaves two dead; 550,000 told to flee

Two died, evacuation orders and recommendations were issued to some 555,000 people, and 32 people sustained injuries of varying degrees nationwide Friday as Typhoon Nangka headed north over Shikoku toward the Chugoku region in western Honshu. The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said that ...

Travel agency H.I.S. among applicants to sponsor bankrupt Skymark

Feb 20, 2015

Travel agency H.I.S. among applicants to sponsor bankrupt Skymark

Major Japanese travel agency H.I.S. Co. has applied to extend support to bankrupt Skymark Airlines Inc., a company official said, with around 20 companies believed to have offered support from outside the airline industry by the deadline on Thursday. H.I.S., which had invested when ...

Jan 14, 2015

ANA eyes code-sharing with Skymark from March

All Nippon Airways Co. plans to start code-sharing with struggling Skymark Airlines Inc. from late March, a source said Tuesday. ANA has agreed to the code-sharing for Skymark’s domestic flights to and from Tokyo’s Haneda airport at the latter’s request. Skymark is also in ...

Weak yen draws surge in foreign tourists

Jan 6, 2015

Weak yen draws surge in foreign tourists

A weaker yen saw more foreigners hopping flights to Japan during the year-end and New Year holidays, the nation’s two main airlines have said. In the holiday period from Dec. 19 to Sunday, the carriers saw foreign passengers increase by 13 percent from a ...

Dec 19, 2014

Air Do rapped for hasty promotion of trainee pilot

Transport authorities Friday ordered budget airline Air Do to boost safety standards after it promoted a trainee to a full-blown pilot despite worries over the person’s ability. Air Do, a tie-up with major carrier All Nippon Airways which links Tokyo to cities in Hokkaido, ...

Skymark plans to request support from ANA

Dec 10, 2014

Skymark plans to request support from ANA

Struggling Skymark Airlines Inc. said Wednesday it is considering seeking assistance from All Nippon Airways Co. after facing criticism for its pursuit of a similar business alliance with Japan Airlines Co. “It is true that we are considering calling for assistance from ANA” but ...