Airbus terminates order with Japan's Skymark for six A380 jumbos

Jul 29, 2014

Airbus terminates order with Japan's Skymark for six A380 jumbos

Airbus has terminated an order for six A380s from Skymark Airlines in a blow to the manufacturer as it seeks to break Boeing’s dominance in Japan and tries to rekindle demand for the superjumbo. Airbus said its decision stemmed from “the airline’s expressed intentions ...

Jul 29, 2014

Skymark seen scrubbing order for six Airbus A380s

Airbus Group NV has agreed to drop an order for six A380 superjumbos by Japanese low-cost carrier Skymark Airlines Inc., sources saidn, in a blow to a program that’s struggled to keep customers. Skymark can’t afford the aircraft, said the sources, who asked not ...

Jul 16, 2014

Japanese leasing company orders 115 Airbus jets for $11.7 billion

SMBC Aviation Capital, a Japanese aircraft leasing company, said it has signed an order for 115 single-aisle A320 Airbus planes costing $11.7 billion (about ¥1.19 trillion) at list prices. “This new order is the industry’s largest ever single firm order by a worldwide leasing ...

Skymark's new uniform riles cabin attendants

Mar 10, 2014

Skymark's new uniform riles cabin attendants

by Kazuaki Nagata

Skymark Airlines Inc.’s miniskirt uniform for cabin attendants has drawn fire from a group of cabin attendants who claim it will disturb operations and possibly induce sexual harassment. In December, budget carrier Skymark, which exclusively used Boeing planes, announced it would fly 10 Airbus ...

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 ...

Skymark eyes ways to finance A380 purchases

Nov 11, 2013

Skymark eyes ways to finance A380 purchases

Skymark Airlines Inc., the only Japanese carrier to order Airbus SAS A380s, is considering several options to raise funds as the budget airline lacks cash to pay for the superjumbos. Sale-and-lease back of the aircraft and using finance from the European Credit Agency are ...

ANA nears decision on maker for 25-plane order

Sep 13, 2013

ANA nears decision on maker for 25-plane order

ANA Holdings Inc., whose fleet is dominated by Boeing Co. aircraft, will soon decide on placing an order for 25 jets, pitting the newest wide-body models of Airbus SAS and Boeing against each other. “It’s getting close to the time we need to make ...