Trump calls for privatizing air traffic control operations

Mar 16, 2017

Trump calls for privatizing air traffic control operations

President Donald Trump is calling for privatizing America’s air traffic control operations in his budget proposal, a top priority of the airline industry. The proposal says spinning off air traffic operations from the Federal Aviation Administration and placing them under an “independent, non-governmental organization” ...

ANA to introduce A380 for Honolulu routes

/ Mar 7, 2017

ANA to introduce A380 for Honolulu routes

All Nippon Airways Co. will introduce the Airbus A380 aircraft on its route between Narita International Airport and Honolulu in spring 2019. The unit of ANA Holdings Inc. also said it is considering using the world’s largest passenger aircraft, with around 500 seats, on ...

Feb 22, 2017

Haneda airport sees record-high passenger numbers in 2016

A record 79.2 million passengers used Tokyo’s Haneda airport in 2016, up around 4 million from the previous record set in 2015, due to a rise in foreign visitors and the opening of new U.S. routes, government data showed Wednesday. The number of international ...

75% of Japan's airports lack overrun buffers: transport ministry

Jan 27, 2017

75% of Japan's airports lack overrun buffers: transport ministry

Runways at three-quarters of the airports in Japan, including its busiest gateways, Narita and Haneda, do not meet safety standards for preventing severe overrun accidents, the transport ministry says. The “runway end safety area” should extend at least 90 meters from the end of ...

Vanilla Air launches Narita-Cebu flights

/ Dec 26, 2016

Vanilla Air launches Narita-Cebu flights

Budget carrier Vanilla Air has launched regular flights from Narita airport to Mactan-Cebu International Airport in the Philippines. The unit of ANA holdings Inc. is the first domestic carrier to offer a regular daily round trip between Narita and the resort island of Cebu. ...