Mar 4, 2015

Skymark to suspend Yonago route from September

Bankrupt Skymark Airlines Inc. said Wednesday it will suspend flights to and from Yonago Kitaro Airport in Tottori Prefecture from Sept. 1 as one measure of many to restore its financial health. The suspension will remain through Oct. 24, but no decision has been ...

Feb 27, 2015

Taiwan says it may fly military planes in civil airspace set by China

A ranking Taiwan transport official on Thursday reiterated opposition to China’s planned corridors for commercial flights above the Taiwan Strait, suggesting the use of military planes for interception after the new airspace is implemented. Tseng Dar-jen, deputy transportation minister, said Taiwan would warn with ...

Orix mulls aiding bankrupt Skymark Airlines

Feb 17, 2015

Orix mulls aiding bankrupt Skymark Airlines

Leasing firm Orix Corp. may invest in bankrupt Skymark Airlines Inc. as the carrier restructures, sources close to the matter said on Tuesday. Orix is one of the nation’s biggest nonbank financial companies. Its businesses include aircraft leasing. It plans to inform Skymark by ...

ANA taps Vice President Katanozaka as new CEO

Feb 13, 2015

ANA taps Vice President Katanozaka as new CEO

ANA Holdings Inc. said Friday it has named Senior Executive Vice President Shinya Katanozaka as new president and chief executive, replacing Shinichiro Ito, effective April 1. Ito, 64, will in turn succeed Yoji Ohashi, 75, as chairman of the holding company for All Nippon ...

Jan 28, 2015

Skymark to file for protection from creditors

Struggling Skymark Airlines Inc. will file for protection from creditors at the Tokyo District Court, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The airline planned to make a formal decision on the matter at an extraordinary board meeting later in the day, the ...

Fuji Dream Airlines announces Nagoya-Izumo route

Jan 19, 2015

Fuji Dream Airlines announces Nagoya-Izumo route

Fuji Dream Airlines Co. is set to launch a route from Nagoya to Izumo, Shimane Prefecture, to meet an expected increase in the number of tourists to Izumo Taisha, one of the nation’s oldest and most revered Shinto shrines. The new route was announced ...

Jan 14, 2015

Japan inks aviation accord with Cambodia

Japan signed a bilateral aviation agreement with Cambodia on Wednesday that will allow airlines to operate regular direct flights between the two countries, a Cambodian government official said. Cambodian Foreign Ministry spokesman Koy Kuong told reporters following the signing of the pact in Phnom ...

Orix interested in managing Kansai International Airport

Dec 30, 2014

Orix interested in managing Kansai International Airport

Major leasing firm Orix Corp. is eying entry into the airport management business, according to its president, Ryo Inoue. The company is making final adjustments for its application with other companies to the first screening in February on the sale of management rights at ...

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, ...