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 ...

Dec 10, 2014

JAL to reduce fuel surcharges on some international flights

Japan Airlines has said it will reduce fuel surcharges on international flights for tickets issued in Japan in February and March 2015. The cuts will save fliers between ¥7,000 and ¥10,000 on the longest flights, when compared with the surcharges currently levied. The cut ...

JAL-Skymark plan poses hazard to aviation market

| Nov 29, 2014

JAL-Skymark plan poses hazard to aviation market

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With the government reluctant to push any tie-up, the outlook for the partnership that struggling Skymark Airlines Inc. is aggressively seeking to form with Japan Airlines Co. remains cloudy. It is crucial for Skymark to form a tie-up. Its revamp efforts could stall without ...

Ceremony marks 40th anniversary of Japan-China flights

Sep 29, 2014

Ceremony marks 40th anniversary of Japan-China flights

Japan Airlines held a ceremony Monday to mark the launch of regular flights between Japan and China 40 years ago. The ceremony at Narita International Airport reunited people who were involved in the momentous occasion, including members of past flight crews. The launch of ...

ANA, Lufthansa to launch joint air shipping service

Sep 3, 2014

ANA, Lufthansa to launch joint air shipping service

All Nippon Airways Co. and Lufthansa Cargo AG of Germany will launch a joint air cargo venture on routes between Japan and Europe, the two companies said Wednesday. They aim to launch shipping services from Japan to Europe this coming winter and from Europe ...

JAL orders 32 Mitsubishi Regional Jets

Aug 28, 2014

JAL orders 32 Mitsubishi Regional Jets

Japan Airlines Co. said Thursday it will buy 32 planes from Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. to make its fleet more fuel-efficient. JAL plans to begin using the regional jet in 2021 on domestic routes, the carrier and Mitsubishi Aircraft said Thursday in a statement. The ...

Government panel to launch review of JAL bailout

Aug 20, 2014

Government panel to launch review of JAL bailout

A new government panel is due to begin a review of the financial support given to Japan Airlines, or JAL, as part of a bailout package under the previous administration. The review, which will start next month, is taking place in response to criticism ...

Jul 23, 2014

Hokkaido politician quits after causing trouble on flight

A member of the Hokkaido Prefectural Assembly resigned Tuesday after causing trouble on an international flight. “I apologize for the blunder,” Yasunori Obata, 65, from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, told a news conference. His resignation was immediately accepted by the assembly speaker. According ...