Jul 27, 2015

Fatal plane crash leaves Chofu residents fearful

Sunday’s fatal plane crash in Chofu, western Tokyo, has incited fears among residents of the normally quiet neighborhood that they might be involved in a similar accident in the future. The accident, in which a light plane slammed into a residential area, left three ...

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 ...

Jul 22, 2015

AirAsia Japan to begin flying in spring 2016

AirAsia Japan said Tuesday it will operate domestic and international flights from the spring. The budget airline, partly owned by Malaysia’s AirAsia, filed an application for an air transport business license with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Using Central Japan International ...

Honda to debut jet plane in Brazil

Jul 21, 2015

Honda to debut jet plane in Brazil

Honda Motor Co.’s first jet plane will soon debut in Brazil, where a new class of rich corporate executive is emerging on the back of brisk economic growth, the automaker’s U.S. aircraft unit said Monday. The number of pre-orders for the HondaJet has already ...

Jul 2, 2015

U.S. probes whether airlines collude to keep airfares high

The U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday it is investigating whether U.S. airlines worked together illegally to keep airfares high by signaling plans to limit flights. The Justice Department wrote to major U.S. air carriers demanding that they detail decisions to limit the ...

Jun 10, 2015

Skymark's rehabilitation

The transport ministry can help Skymark recover by insuring a sufficient level of competition exists in Japan's aviation industry.