May 25, 2017

U.S. tests screening larger electronic devices separately at airports

Travelers at some U.S. airports are being asked to place electronic devices bigger than a cellphone in separate bins so that they can be examined more closely. The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday that it has been testing the procedure at 10 airports for ...

Airlines bracing for laptop ban on Europe-U.S. flights at peak season

May 12, 2017

Airlines bracing for laptop ban on Europe-U.S. flights at peak season

Airline and travel-industry groups are quietly expressing concern about a plan under consideration by U.S. security authorities to prohibit passengers from carrying their laptop computers into the cabin on flights from Europe. Extending electronics restrictions — now in place for travel from some Middle ...

Apr 3, 2017

Airport security to get nationwide upgrade ahead of Olympics

The transport ministry plans to install more surveillance cameras at airports to increase public safety ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, officials said Monday. The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry plans to deploy cameras at 15 state-managed airports, including Fukuoka Airport, ...

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 ...

Feb 10, 2017

China to take fingerprints of all foreign visitors upon entry

China will begin taking fingerprints of all foreign visitors entering the country in a bid to improve border checks, the Ministry of Public Security said Thursday. The new system will be test-launched from Friday at Shenzhen airport in the southeastern province of Guangdong and ...

U.S. judge bars deportations under Trump's travel ban

/ Jan 29, 2017

U.S. judge bars deportations under Trump's travel ban

A federal judge issued an emergency order Saturday night temporarily barring the U.S. from deporting people from nations subject to President Donald Trump’s travel ban. U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly in New York issued the emergency order after lawyers for the American Civil Liberties ...

75% of Japan's airports lack overrun buffers: transport ministry

Jan 27, 2017

75% of Japan's airports lack overrun buffers: transport ministry

Runways at three-quarters of the airports in Japan, including its busiest gateways, Narita and Haneda, do not meet safety standards for preventing severe overrun accidents, the transport ministry says. The “runway end safety area” should extend at least 90 meters from the end of ...