Mar 25, 2017

End of JAL bailout curbs expected to shake up airline industry

The Japanese airline industry will enter a new era of competition in April after Japan Airlines is freed from the restrictions imposed after the nation’s former flag carrier got a public bailout, and not everyone is happy. Following its bankruptcy filing in January 2010, ...

Cabin or hold? Tech ban latest step in bomb detection battle

Mar 24, 2017

Cabin or hold? Tech ban latest step in bomb detection battle

A ban on large carry-on electronics on some international flights lays bare a high-stakes scientific battle between militant groups and security chiefs that has already dramatically altered airline travel, especially since the September 2001 attacks in the United States. Security experts say the decision ...

/ Mar 9, 2017

Hawaii-bound flight diverted over blanket dispute

A flight from Las Vegas to Honolulu was diverted to Los Angeles on Wednesday after a passenger refused to pay $12 for a blanket and was accused of being unruly, police said. The incident unfolded after the Hawaiian Airlines flight took off from Las ...

ANA to introduce A380 for Honolulu routes

/ Mar 7, 2017

ANA to introduce A380 for Honolulu routes

All Nippon Airways Co. will introduce the Airbus A380 aircraft on its route between Narita International Airport and Honolulu in spring 2019. The unit of ANA Holdings Inc. also said it is considering using the world’s largest passenger aircraft, with around 500 seats, on ...

Mar 6, 2017

Malaysia gets more unsolved mysteries, more unwanted attention

Following the Cold War-style assassination of Kim Jong Nam with a lethal nerve agent, Malaysians have once again found their country the unlikely focus of a dramatic global story, embellished by speculative reports and outlandish theories. The Southeast Asian nation was used to flying ...

Feb 22, 2017

Haneda airport sees record-high passenger numbers in 2016

A record 79.2 million passengers used Tokyo’s Haneda airport in 2016, up around 4 million from the previous record set in 2015, due to a rise in foreign visitors and the opening of new U.S. routes, government data showed Wednesday. The number of international ...