Jul 22, 2015

AirAsia Japan to begin flying in spring 2016

AirAsia Japan said Tuesday it will operate domestic and international flights from the spring. The budget airline, partly owned by Malaysia’s AirAsia, filed an application for an air transport business license with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Using Central Japan International ...

Jun 10, 2015

Spring Airlines to launch flights to Nagoya in late June

Chinese low-cost carrier Spring Airlines will later this month open routes linking Chubu Centrair International Airport in Nagoya to five cities in China, including Shanghai. The flights to Harbin in Heilongjiang province and Hefei in Anhui province will start on June 29, with flights ...

Jun 9, 2015

Finnair mulls increasing flights to Japan, other countries

Finnair is considering adding one to two new international routes next year from its Helsinki hub to destinations it currently serves such as Japan, according to CEO Pekka Vauramo. The Finnish carrier currently flies to three Japanese cities — Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. Vauramo ...

Returning travelers flood planes, trains on Golden Week finale

May 6, 2015

Returning travelers flood planes, trains on Golden Week finale

Airports, trains and expressways in Japan continued to be packed on Wednesday as travelers returned from their spring getaways on the last day of the Golden Week holiday period. Reserved seats on shinkansen trains bound for Tokyo were nearly fully booked in the afternoon, ...