Dec 29, 2014

Airbus sends experts to help in probe over vanished AirAsia A320

Airbus NV has dispatched two experts to Jakarta to assist in the investigation of the missing A320 airliner operated by AirAsia Bhd., the budget carrier that rose from almost nothing in 2001 to become the plane maker’s biggest customer. The single-aisle jet lost contact ...

Dec 23, 2014

Skymark shares dive as Airbus moves toward lawsuit

Shares in Japan’s struggling Skymark Airlines slumped more than 16 percent Monday after it said Airbus was moving closer to filing a lawsuit over a failed $2.2 billion jet order. The Tokyo-listed stock plunged 63 points to ¥319 after the airline said in a ...

Oct 3, 2014

Skymark in talks with Airbus to reduce penalty on failed A380 order

Shares in Japan’s Skymark Airlines soared Friday after the company said it was negotiating with Airbus to reduce a breach-of-contract penalty tied to the collapse of a $2.2 billion jet order. The pioneering carrier’s Tokyo-listed shares closed 8.37 percent higher at ¥220.0, after jumping ...

Aug 26, 2014

Boeing lands $8.8 billion BOC Aviation order on Asian demand

Boeing Co. won an order for $8.8 billion in jets from BOC Aviation Pte. as the aircraft lessor made its biggest-ever purchase to help meet surging travel demand in Asia. Most of the 82 planes are from Boeing’s top-selling 737 family, split between 50 ...

Struggling Skymark Air reportedly to withdraw from Narita airport

Aug 6, 2014

Struggling Skymark Air reportedly to withdraw from Narita airport

Skymark Airlines Inc., Japan’s third-largest air carrier, is considering shutting down its operations at Narita International Airport in a bid to turn its business around, industry sources said Wednesday. The airline operates six daily domestic round-trip flights linking Narita with Sapporo, Yonago, Tottori Prefecture, ...

Aug 6, 2014

H.I.S. reduces its stake in struggling Skymark to 6.49%

Japanese travel agency H.I.S. Co. reduced its stake in Skymark Airlines Inc. from 7.68 percent to 6.49 percent by the end of last month, according to a report filed Tuesday with a finance bureau of the Finance Ministry. H.I.S. sold shares in the Japanese ...

Airbus terminates order with Japan's Skymark for six A380 jumbos

Jul 29, 2014

Airbus terminates order with Japan's Skymark for six A380 jumbos

Airbus has terminated an order for six A380s from Skymark Airlines in a blow to the manufacturer as it seeks to break Boeing’s dominance in Japan and tries to rekindle demand for the superjumbo. Airbus said its decision stemmed from “the airline’s expressed intentions ...

Jul 29, 2014

Skymark seen scrubbing order for six Airbus A380s

Airbus Group NV has agreed to drop an order for six A380 superjumbos by Japanese low-cost carrier Skymark Airlines Inc., sources saidn, in a blow to a program that’s struggled to keep customers. Skymark can’t afford the aircraft, said the sources, who asked not ...

Jul 16, 2014

Japanese leasing company orders 115 Airbus jets for $11.7 billion

SMBC Aviation Capital, a Japanese aircraft leasing company, said it has signed an order for 115 single-aisle A320 Airbus planes costing $11.7 billion (about ¥1.19 trillion) at list prices. “This new order is the industry’s largest ever single firm order by a worldwide leasing ...

Skymark's new uniform riles cabin attendants

Mar 10, 2014

Skymark's new uniform riles cabin attendants

by Kazuaki Nagata

Skymark Airlines Inc.’s miniskirt uniform for cabin attendants has drawn fire from a group of cabin attendants who claim it will disturb operations and possibly induce sexual harassment. In December, budget carrier Skymark, which exclusively used Boeing planes, announced it would fly 10 Airbus ...