Aug 19, 2015

Osaka's Kansai airport marks busiest month ever in July

Kansai International Airport, the main international gateway for the Osaka metropolitan region, handled 2.05 million passengers in July, marking a record high for any month since its 1994 opening, according to preliminary data released by the airport operator. An expansion of routes linking Kansai ...

Aug 12, 2015

Bon summer holiday exodus peaks across Japan

The annual rush of travelers during Japan’s Bon summer holidays peaked Wednesday, with roads, railway stations and airports packed with people headed for their hometowns and abroad. According to Japan Railway group companies, reserved seats on the Tokaido Shinkansen bullet trains connecting Tokyo and ...

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 ...

Aug 12, 2015

MH17 probe finds 'probable' missile pieces at crash site

Investigators probing the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 said Tuesday they had found fragments “probably” from a Russian-made BUK missile at the crash site in eastern Ukraine. International and Dutch investigators are examining seven “considerable fragments of some size… probably from a BUK ...

Aug 11, 2015

No-fly list case could shed light on U.S. terror predictions

A court challenge over the difficult process for airline passengers to remove their names from the U.S. government’s list of suspected terrorists banned from flying is taking an unexpected twist, now focusing on the mysterious ways federal agents add passenger names to the no-fly ...

Aug 9, 2015

Clues to the fate of MH370

The discovery of plane parts on an island in the western Indian Ocean has restored hope that the world may yet discover the fate of Malaysian Airlines flight 370.