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Jun 9, 2015

Finnair mulls increasing flights to Japan, other countries

Finnair is considering adding one to two new international routes next year from its Helsinki hub to destinations it currently serves such as Japan, according to CEO Pekka Vauramo. The Finnish carrier currently flies to three Japanese cities — Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. Vauramo ...

Jun 9, 2015

ANA may fly more 'Star Wars'-themed planes

All Nippon Airways Co. may fly at least two “Star Wars”-themed planes on international routes, instead of the previously announced one, ANA President Osamu Shinobe said. A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft painted like the popular robot character R2-D2 and carrying the “Star Wars” logo ...

Jun 5, 2015

Major Skymark creditor approaches Delta over rehabilitation

Intrepid Aviation, the largest creditor of Skymark Airlines Inc., has approached Delta Air Lines Inc. about cooperating on rehabilitating the bankrupt Japanese carrier, a Delta source said Friday. Intrepid has opposed a Skymark rehabilitation plan that would tap ANA Holdings Inc. as a rehabilitation ...

Jun 5, 2015

Toshiba may skip summer bonuses for execs

Toshiba Corp., hit by an accounting scandal, may skip this year’s summer bonuses for its executives, informed sources said Friday. The machinery giant is mulling the move because the company has been unable to finalize its earnings report for fiscal 2014, which ended in ...

Takata to name quality chief to board; Stocker to step down

Jun 5, 2015

Takata to name quality chief to board; Stocker to step down

Takata Corp., the company behind the biggest product-safety recall in U.S. history, will give the executive in charge of quality assurance more authority by naming him to the board of directors. Senior Vice President Hiroshi Shimizu, who has overseen quality assurance since 2013, is ...

Jun 5, 2015

Mazda recalls 1.6 million vehicles over exploding air bags

Mazda said Friday it is recalling another 1.6 million vehicles equipped with air bags at risk of injuring or killing passengers, bringing its global total to an estimated 2.02 million. The firm said its latest recall includes 465,000 vehicles in the United States and ...

Jun 5, 2015

Toyota boosting Japan exports to reach global sales target

Toyota Motor Corp., facing capacity constraints in North America, may boost exports from Japan for the first time in three years to meet its global sales target. Weak sales in resource-rich and emerging countries have made it “very difficult” to meet the 2015 target, ...