Apr 28, 2016

Surge in foreign visitors boosts profits of ANA, JAL in fiscal 2015

Robust demand from foreign travelers to Japan boosted profits of the country’s two major airlines in fiscal 2015, according to their earnings reports released Thursday. ANA Holdings Inc. reported a record group net profit of ¥78.17 billion ($723 million) for the year through March ...

Skymark jet gets Hanshin Tigers branding

Apr 26, 2016

Skymark jet gets Hanshin Tigers branding

Skymark Airlines on Wednesday morning will unveil a jet decked out with the logo of the Hanshin Tigers. The airline hopes to attract passengers using Kobe Airport, its base in the Kansai region, sources said Monday. The Tigers’ home field is Hanshin Koshien Stadium ...

U.S. orders 'urgent' engine fix for Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Apr 24, 2016

U.S. orders 'urgent' engine fix for Boeing 787 Dreamliners

U.S. officials have ordered Boeing to fix engines on some of its 787 Dreamliner airplanes to avoid sudden failure in icy conditions, calling the problem an “urgent safety issue.” Friday’s Federal Aviation Administration directive concerns a potential problem in General Electric’s most advanced engines ...

Apr 22, 2016

Man pleads guilty over yoga altercation on airplane

A tourist accused of becoming violent because he couldn’t do yoga on a plane pleaded guilty Thursday to interfering with a flight crew. As part of a plea deal, Hyongtae Pae is expected to be sentenced to time served, which was about 12 days, ...

Suspected drone hits plane landing at Heathrow

Apr 18, 2016

Suspected drone hits plane landing at Heathrow

A British Airways plane struck an object believed to be a drone on Sunday as it was coming in for landing at Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport, police said. An investigation has been launched into the incident, which follows a string of near misses involving ...

Apr 14, 2016

Emirates to acquire two orphaned Skymark superjumbos

Emirates, already the biggest buyer of Airbus Group SE’s A380 superjumbo, has agreed to take two extra aircraft originally commissioned by Skymark Airlines Inc., swelling its order tally to 142 of the planes. The initial deal was canceled after the budget carrier fell behind ...

Skymark's overseas charter flights may fly from Haneda, Fukuoka

Apr 12, 2016

Skymark's overseas charter flights may fly from Haneda, Fukuoka

Skymark Airlines is considering using Haneda airport among other facilities for its planned international charter flights, Masahiko Ichie said in a recent interview. He cited Ibaraki Airport, Fukuoka Airport and Kagoshima Airport as other possible sites. Skymark, the nation’s third-largest carrier, aims to launch ...

Plane crash kills one on freeway where it once landed safely

Apr 3, 2016

Plane crash kills one on freeway where it once landed safely

A small plane that made headlines when it landed safely on a Southern California freeway years ago crashed on the same stretch of road Saturday, slamming into a car and killing a woman in the vehicle. Five others, including the pilot and his passenger, ...

Apr 3, 2016

New possible MH370 debris to be examined

A piece of debris found on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius will be examined by investigators to see if it came from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australian officials said Sunday. The discovery comes less than two weeks after officials confirmed that two ...