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 ...

Aug 20, 2014

Government eyes commercializing next-generation domestic aircraft by 2030

The technology ministry will launch research and development in fiscal 2015 aimed at commercializing next-generation domestically manufactured passenger airplanes by around 2030, according to ministry officials. Although Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. is developing small MRJ passenger jets, aircraft development requires a huge amount of money ...

Narita hotels tap into new demand from early morning travelers

Aug 11, 2014

Narita hotels tap into new demand from early morning travelers

Hotels near Narita International Airport are seeing new business opportunities amid the increase in early morning flights operated by low-cost carriers. Three LCCs — Jetstar, Vanilla Air and Spring Airlines — operate their first flights of the day shortly after 6 a.m. Because catching ...

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, ...

100 days after MH370, Malaysia vows to keep searching

Jun 16, 2014

100 days after MH370, Malaysia vows to keep searching

Malaysia’s government pledged Monday it “will not rest” until missing Flight MH370 is found, but relatives said on the 100th day since the plane’s disappearance that they wanted answers, not more promises. The Malaysia Airlines flight disappeared on March 8 with 239 passengers and ...

Case against U.S. pilots killed in '09 crash proceeds

Jun 10, 2014

Case against U.S. pilots killed in '09 crash proceeds

Police officials say they plan to send a case to prosecutors alleging professional negligence against two U.S. pilots who were killed when their FedEx cargo plane crashed at Narita International Airport in March 2009. Kevin Kyle Mosley, the 54-year-old pilot of the MD-11, and ...

Seekers of Flight 370 rule out area where 'pings' heard

May 29, 2014

Seekers of Flight 370 rule out area where 'pings' heard

Investigators searching for the missing Malaysian jet have concluded an area where acoustic signals were detected is not the final resting place of the plane after an unmanned submersible found no trace of it, the search coordinator said Thursday. The U.S. Navy’s Bluefin 21 ...