Fuji Dream Airlines announces Nagoya-Izumo route

Jan 19, 2015

Fuji Dream Airlines announces Nagoya-Izumo route

Fuji Dream Airlines Co. is set to launch a route from Nagoya to Izumo, Shimane Prefecture, to meet an expected increase in the number of tourists to Izumo Taisha, one of the nation’s oldest and most revered Shinto shrines. The new route was announced ...

Orix interested in managing Kansai International Airport

Dec 30, 2014

Orix interested in managing Kansai International Airport

Major leasing firm Orix Corp. is eying entry into the airport management business, according to its president, Ryo Inoue. The company is making final adjustments for its application with other companies to the first screening in February on the sale of management rights at ...

Dec 19, 2014

Air Do rapped for hasty promotion of trainee pilot

Transport authorities Friday ordered budget airline Air Do to boost safety standards after it promoted a trainee to a full-blown pilot despite worries over the person’s ability. Air Do, a tie-up with major carrier All Nippon Airways which links Tokyo to cities in Hokkaido, ...

Dec 18, 2014

Tourist tally set to shatter 13-million barrier this year

The number of visitors to Japan is likely to exceed 13 million in 2014, according to Japan Tourism Agency Commissioner Shigeto Kubo. The visitor count from January to November rose 28.2 percent from the corresponding period last year to an estimated 12,177,500, the Japan ...

Haneda soon to be third-busiest airport

Dec 1, 2014

Haneda soon to be third-busiest airport

by Michio Watanabe

Tokyo’s Haneda airport is accelerating its push to become an international hub and is expected to become the world’s third-busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic this business year. Haneda officials forecast that 73.4 million passengers will use the airport in the year ending ...

Oct 22, 2014

U.S. tightens Ebola checks; Rwanda to scrutinize Americans

Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation’s defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports. The move responds to pressure from some Congress ...

Ceremony marks 40th anniversary of Japan-China flights

Sep 29, 2014

Ceremony marks 40th anniversary of Japan-China flights

Japan Airlines held a ceremony Monday to mark the launch of regular flights between Japan and China 40 years ago. The ceremony at Narita International Airport reunited people who were involved in the momentous occasion, including members of past flight crews. The launch of ...

Dubai pushes ahead with world's biggest airport plan

Sep 9, 2014

Dubai pushes ahead with world's biggest airport plan

Dubai’s ruler has endorsed a $32 billion expansion plan for the city’s second airport that aims to make it the world’s biggest, the emirate’s airport operator said Monday in the latest sign that the Middle East’s brash commercial hub is determined to move on ...