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 ...

Delta's Japan chief sets out benefits of Skymark alliance

Jul 22, 2015

Delta's Japan chief sets out benefits of Skymark alliance

Masaru Morimoto, head of Delta Air Lines’ Japanese unit, has said the U.S. carrier plans to play a major role in the rehabilitation of Skymark Airlines by advising it in areas such as customer service. “Skymark can better vie with Japan Airlines and All ...

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 ...

Delta to serve as Skymark sponsor under creditor's revival plan

Jul 15, 2015

Delta to serve as Skymark sponsor under creditor's revival plan

Delta Air Lines Inc. would become a minority shareholder in Skymark Airlines Inc. under a rehabilitation proposal put forward by the bankrupt Japanese carrier’s biggest creditor, forcing investors to choose between competing plans at a key meeting in early August. Under the plan proposed ...

Jun 12, 2015

ANA launches daily Narita-Houston flights

All Nippon Airways launched a route Friday connecting Narita International Airport with Houston. The route will have one round trip per day, using a Boeing 777-300ER with 250 seats. ANA is looking to attract business users going to the southern United States, a hub ...

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 ...