Jun 2, 2016

JAL ditches plan for Haneda-New York flights this fall

ork Japan Airlines Co. has abandoned plans to begin flights between Haneda airport and New York this fall, sources said Wednesday. The move came as the transport ministry plans to apply rules limiting the opening of new routes by JAL, which was rehabilitated from ...

May 31, 2016

Passenger hurt in sudden decompression aboard ANA plane

A passenger suffered a ruptured eardrum during decompression on an All Nippon Airways flight carrying 170 people last week, the transport ministry said Tuesday. ANA Flight NH561 bound for Kochi Airport took off from Tokyo’s Haneda airport at around 8:20 a.m. Friday but returned ...

Apr 28, 2016

Surge in foreign visitors boosts profits of ANA, JAL in fiscal 2015

Robust demand from foreign travelers to Japan boosted profits of the country’s two major airlines in fiscal 2015, according to their earnings reports released Thursday. ANA Holdings Inc. reported a record group net profit of ¥78.17 billion ($723 million) for the year through March ...

Apr 11, 2016

ANA resumes service to Brussels after terror attacks

All Nippon Airways Co. on Monday resumed service between Narita airport and Brussels, more than two weeks after its suspension due to deadly terror attacks in the Belgian capital. ANA said the service was resumed as Brussels international airport — one of two locations ...

Mar 28, 2016

Skymark exits bankruptcy, predicts first profit in three years

Skymark Airlines Inc. exited bankruptcy administration and forecast its first operating profit in three years after reducing its fleet, cutting routes and securing new funding. The carrier expects to report ¥1.5 billion ($13 million) in operating profit and sales of ¥70 billion for the ...

Mar 28, 2016

ANA opens Haneda-Miyakojima route

All Nippon Airways has started direct flights between Tokyo’s Haneda airport and Miyakojima, an island in Okinawa Prefecture. The unit of ANA Holdings Inc. aims to attract repeat visitors to Okinawa by offering one round-trip flight per day between Haneda and the island, which ...

Skymark expected to return to black

Mar 25, 2016

Skymark expected to return to black

Struggling Skymark Airlines Inc. is expected to return to the black in the fiscal year ending on Thursday by posting an operating profit of more than ¥1.5 billion ($13 million), sources familiar with the matter said Friday. The company’s business has been improving following ...

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 ...

Jan 29, 2016

ANA plans direct flights to Mexico City from Narita

All Nippon Airways plans to launch direct flights between Tokyo’s Narita International Airport and Mexico City in the second half of fiscal 2016, sources said. ANA will offer seven round-trip flights on the route using the new midsize Boeing 787-8. The airline expects the ...