Mar 6, 2015

Peach Aviation to launch Naha-Seoul flights in September

Low-cost carrier Peach Aviation Ltd. says it will begin flights linking Naha, Okinawa Prefecture with Seoul on Sept. 4. The seven flights per week aim to capture tourism demand from South Korea. One-way tickets between Naha and Seoul are set to cost between ¥5,980 ...

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 ...

Rival Yemeni camps dig in as Iran flights begin arriving

Mar 2, 2015

Rival Yemeni camps dig in as Iran flights begin arriving

An Iranian airplane delivered supplies to Yemen’s Shiite rebel-held capital on Sunday, while the president gained support from influential tribal and provincial leaders in signs that the rival camps seeking to rule the rapidly unraveling country are entrenching their positions. The first direct flight ...

Feb 27, 2015

Narita airport reduces landing fees to attract new flights

The operator of Narita airport said Thursday it will cut landing fees for new international and domestic flights for two years starting in April, in a bid to better compete with airports in other parts of Asia. The promotional incentives will apply to new ...

First-ever 3-D printed jet engines unveiled

Feb 26, 2015

First-ever 3-D printed jet engines unveiled

Australian researchers unveiled the world’s first two jet engines created with 3-D printing on Thursday, a manufacturing breakthrough that could lead to cheaper, lighter and more fuel-efficient jets. Engineers at Monash University and its commercial arm are making top-secret prototypes for Boeing Co. Airbus ...

Feb 26, 2015

Missing London girls thought to be in Syria

Three teenage girls from London who are feared to have run off to join the Islamic State group are believed to have crossed from Turkey into Syria, British police said Tuesday. Close friends Kadiza Sultana, 16, and Shamima Begum and Amira Abase, both 15, ...

Feb 24, 2015

Facing shortage of pilots, Japan plans to raise age limit to 67

The transport ministry plans to raise the age limit for airline pilots from 64 to 67 to address a shortage following increasing demand for flights and the growth of low-cost carriers, government sources said Tuesday. The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry is expected ...

Feb 23, 2015

ANA Holdings to help Skymark recover from bankruptcy

ANA Holdings Inc., parent of All Nippon Airways Co., said Monday it has notified bankrupt Skymark Airlines Inc. of its plan to take part in the struggling airline’s restructuring. Its support may include a capital tie-up, joint purchase of jet fuel and code-sharing, ANA ...

Icy snowstorm paralyzes eastern United States; more to come

Feb 18, 2015

Icy snowstorm paralyzes eastern United States; more to come

The aftermath of a deadly winter storm paralyzed much of the eastern United States on Tuesday, and forecasters warned of the worst cold in two decades from another Arctic front this week. The storm dumped snow and spread ice from New England into the ...

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 ...