Aug 27, 2015

System eyed to direct planes for landing after major earthquakes

A transport ministry panel decided Wednesday to develop a system to automatically select airports where planes in flight will be allowed to make emergency landings if their original destinations inaccessible due to an earthquake. The system will go into operation in April 2016, according ...

Aug 19, 2015

Osaka's Kansai airport marks busiest month ever in July

Kansai International Airport, the main international gateway for the Osaka metropolitan region, handled 2.05 million passengers in July, marking a record high for any month since its 1994 opening, according to preliminary data released by the airport operator. An expansion of routes linking Kansai ...

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 ...