Jul 29, 2015

FAA probing case of jetliner that nearly ran out of fuel

Federal officials are investigating why an Allegiant Air passenger jet nearly ran out of fuel before landing at an airport that was temporarily closed to most traffic. Allegiant said Tuesday it is cooperating with the Federal Aviation Administration’s investigation of the incident. The Allegiant ...

Jan 27, 2015

Two small planes ditch off Hawaii; all five aboard survive

Two small planes ran out of fuel and ditched in the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii, but the five people aboard both aircraft survived, authorities said. The Coast Guard says the separate incidents Sunday involved a single-engine plane carrying a solo pilot about 250 miles ...

Dec 10, 2014

JAL to reduce fuel surcharges on some international flights

Japan Airlines has said it will reduce fuel surcharges on international flights for tickets issued in Japan in February and March 2015. The cuts will save fliers between ¥7,000 and ¥10,000 on the longest flights, when compared with the surcharges currently levied. The cut ...

Abe's team to offer  gasoline subsidies as oil follows yen

Dec 4, 2014

Abe's team to offer gasoline subsidies as oil follows yen

The Abe administration plans to launch a subsidy program for gasoline, kerosene and other fuel to help deal with the yen’s steep fall even though the price of crude oil is sinking, according to informed sources. The administration plans to include the program in ...

Governments not ready for disaster

Mar 9, 2014

Governments not ready for disaster

As many as 22 percent of municipalities across the country do not have stockpiles of fuel to operate emergency generators for half a day or longer, according to a survey of major local governments. Of the 98 governments — prefectures, ordinance-designated major cities and ...