Dec 19, 2014

Air Do rapped for hasty promotion of trainee pilot

Transport authorities Friday ordered budget airline Air Do to boost safety standards after it promoted a trainee to a full-blown pilot despite worries over the person’s ability. Air Do, a tie-up with major carrier All Nippon Airways which links Tokyo to cities in Hokkaido, ...

Skymark plans to request support from ANA

Dec 10, 2014

Skymark plans to request support from ANA

Struggling Skymark Airlines Inc. said Wednesday it is considering seeking assistance from All Nippon Airways Co. after facing criticism for its pursuit of a similar business alliance with Japan Airlines Co. “It is true that we are considering calling for assistance from ANA” but ...

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 ...

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 ...

ANA, Lufthansa to launch joint air shipping service

Sep 3, 2014

ANA, Lufthansa to launch joint air shipping service

All Nippon Airways Co. and Lufthansa Cargo AG of Germany will launch a joint air cargo venture on routes between Japan and Europe, the two companies said Wednesday. They aim to launch shipping services from Japan to Europe this coming winter and from Europe ...

JAL orders 32 Mitsubishi Regional Jets

Aug 28, 2014

JAL orders 32 Mitsubishi Regional Jets

Japan Airlines Co. said Thursday it will buy 32 planes from Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. to make its fleet more fuel-efficient. JAL plans to begin using the regional jet in 2021 on domestic routes, the carrier and Mitsubishi Aircraft said Thursday in a statement. The ...

Government panel to launch review of JAL bailout

Aug 20, 2014

Government panel to launch review of JAL bailout

A new government panel is due to begin a review of the financial support given to Japan Airlines, or JAL, as part of a bailout package under the previous administration. The review, which will start next month, is taking place in response to criticism ...