Sendai Airport set to be privatized on Friday

Jun 29, 2016

Sendai Airport set to be privatized on Friday

Sendai Airport in Miyagi Prefecture is set to be privatized on Friday. It will be the first among state-managed airports in the country that switches to private-sector operations. Sendai International Airport Co. will operate the airport located between the cities of Natori and Iwanuma ...

Jun 24, 2016

Taiwan's China Airlines announces strike, disrupting flights to Japan

Taiwan-based China Airlines cancelled some flights to Asia, including Japan, on Friday as its union commenced an “indefinite” strike late Thursday after negotiations with management broke down. China Airlines announced on its website that beginning Friday, all flights departing between 6 a.m. and 10 ...

Jun 13, 2016

Four injured as explosives thrown at Shanghai's Pudong airport

A man hurled a bottle containing home-made explosives inside the main international airport in China’s commercial hub of Shanghai on Sunday, injuring four people before attempting to kill himself, authorities said. The unidentified man removed at least one bottle containing explosive materials from a ...

Jun 10, 2016

Matsumoto Airport to open routes to three Asian destinations

Nagano Prefecture plans to start international flights at Matsumoto Airport, according to sources close to the matter. The prefectural government intends to open direct flights to East Asian destinations, such as China, South Korea and Taiwan. The prefecture also aims to increase domestic flights ...

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 ...

Mitsubishi Aircraft to pitch MRJ in Latin America

May 12, 2016

Mitsubishi Aircraft to pitch MRJ in Latin America

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. plans to step up its sales pitch for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, Japan’s first domestically produced passenger jet, particularly in Latin America, according to the chairman of its U.S. unit. “We want to grab customers” from Embraer, a Brazilian aerospace conglomerate ...

Apr 25, 2016

China plans $11 billion second Chengdu airport as demand soars

China plans to spend as much as 71.9 billion yuan ($11 billion) on a second airport in the southwestern city of Chengdu to help meet growing demand for air travel in the world’s second-biggest economy. The proposed facility will have three runways, one of ...

Apr 19, 2016

Kansai airport deploys hawks, beagles to deter nesting birds

Kansai International Airport has adopted nature’s laws in its efforts to reduce bird strikes on planes, enlisting birds of prey as well as hunting dogs to deter migratory birds from nesting on islands surrounding the airport. The move appears to be paying off, as ...

Apr 14, 2016

Emirates to acquire two orphaned Skymark superjumbos

Emirates, already the biggest buyer of Airbus Group SE’s A380 superjumbo, has agreed to take two extra aircraft originally commissioned by Skymark Airlines Inc., swelling its order tally to 142 of the planes. The initial deal was canceled after the budget carrier fell behind ...