Oct 29, 2015

ANA sees profits soar on high tourist demand

All Nippon Airways said Wednesday that its six-month net profit soared 51 percent on a jump in inbound tourism that boosted its international business. Falling oil prices also helped the carrier’s finances. The airline got a lift from both the expansion of landing slots ...

Oct 26, 2015

ANA, JAL open Haneda-Guangzhou route

All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines have both begun services connecting Tokyo’s Haneda airport and Guangzhou in China. The ANA Holdings Inc. unit and JAL will also increase their flights linking Haneda with Beijing, and launched services between Haneda and Pudong in addition to ...

JAL in quest to boost safety, 30 years after deadliest crash

Aug 12, 2015

JAL in quest to boost safety, 30 years after deadliest crash

The Japan Airlines jumbo jet crash of 1985, which killed 520 people, remains the world’s deadliest single-aircraft accident ever and Japan’s last fatal accident involving a commercial flight. Three decades on, the airline faces the daunting challenge of maintaining employee commitment to safety. More ...

1985 JAL crash kin publish messages of sorrow 30 years on

Jul 24, 2015

1985 JAL crash kin publish messages of sorrow 30 years on

Relatives of people who died in the August 1985 Japan Airlines jumbo jet crash have published a collection of written notes about the victims by about 40 of those closest to them, to mark the accident’s 30th anniversary. “In the book, people who had ...

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 ...