Chile volcano's ash cloud leads to flight cancellations

Apr 24, 2015

Chile volcano's ash cloud leads to flight cancellations

An ash cloud from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile that erupted unexpectedly on Wednesday was blowing into Chile and Argentina on Thursday, forcing the cancellation of flights from nearby cities in both countries and blanketing residents in ash. The volcano, which last had ...

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 ...

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 ...

Jul 18, 2014

Delta stops routing flights through Ukrainian airspace

U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines said Thursday it was no longer sending flights through Ukrainian airspace after the crash of a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane in rebel-held eastern Ukraine. “Out of an abundance of caution, Delta is not routing flights through Ukrainian airspace and ...

Apr 24, 2014

Budget carrier Peach to cancel 448 flights due to lack of pilots

Japanese budget carrier Peach Aviation Ltd. said Thursday it will cancel a total of 448 flights in May and June, including 44 international services connecting Osaka with Seoul and Hong Kong, due to a lack of pilots. The cancellations will affect around 16,000 passengers, ...

Sep 15, 2013

Philippines, Japan agree to increase flights

The Philippines and Japan have agreed to increase commercial flights between their countries to boost tourism and business, a Philippine official said. Carmelo Arcilla, executive director of the Philippine Civil Aeronautics Board, said the agreement to increase “the traffic rights or total maximum flight ...