Apr 25, 2016

China plans $11 billion second Chengdu airport as demand soars

China plans to spend as much as 71.9 billion yuan ($11 billion) on a second airport in the southwestern city of Chengdu to help meet growing demand for air travel in the world’s second-biggest economy. The proposed facility will have three runways, one of ...

Mar 4, 2016

ANA mulls introducing Haneda-New York flights in October

All Nippon Airways will consider launching direct flights linking Tokyo’s Haneda airport with eastern U.S. cities including New York from late October, airline President Osamu Shinobe said Friday. ANA hopes to take advantage of new takeoff and landing slots between 6 a.m. and 10 ...

Blustery blizzard scrubs 1,000 Chicago flights

Feb 25, 2016

Blustery blizzard scrubs 1,000 Chicago flights

A powerful storm moving through parts of the U.S. Midwest on Wednesday has caused the pre-emptive cancellation of hundreds of flights in and out of Chicago. Airlines have cancelled more than 1,000 flights in or out of the city’s major airports, O’Hare and Midway. ...

Japanese airports strengthen warnings against Zika fever

Feb 16, 2016

Japanese airports strengthen warnings against Zika fever

Airports across Japan, including Narita International Airport, have strengthened quarantine measures to counter the Zika virus that is spreading quickly throughout Latin America. After the mosquito-borne illness was designated by the Japanese government Monday as a Type 4 infectious disease, requiring doctors to report ...

Feb 16, 2016

Japan, U.S. discuss new slots at Tokyo's Haneda airport

Japan and the U.S. on Tuesday began two days of talks on the allocation of slots for flights connecting Tokyo’s Haneda airport and U.S. cities, the transport ministry said. The meeting in Tokyo will focus on whether to expand the allocation of slots at ...

Feb 8, 2016

Japan, U.S. postpone talks on new slots at Haneda

Japan and the United States have postponed negotiations scheduled for Tuesday over the allocation of slots for flights connecting Tokyo’s Haneda airport and U.S. cities, the transport ministry said Monday. The U.S. government said it needs more time for some internal adjustments, according to ...

Feb 2, 2016

JAL named world's most punctual airline for fifth time

Japan Airlines has been recognized as the world’s most punctual major international airline, in a rating by U.S. flight data services firm FlightStats. JAL achieved a on-time arrival rate of 89.44 percent in FlightStats’ seventh annual survey, a lead of 0.47 point over second-ranked ...