Narita airport saw customer traffic surge 9% during Bon

Aug 25, 2016

Narita airport saw customer traffic surge 9% during Bon

Passengers who used Narita International Airport during the Bon holidays rose 9 percent to 1,085,630 compared with the previous year, according to preliminary immigration data released Thursday. The growth reflected the increase chiefly caused by the new “Mountain Day” holiday on Aug. 11 and ...

Aug 16, 2016

Japan to require stricter monitoring of airline pilots' health

Commercial airlines operating in Japan will be required from January to employ a doctor to monitor the health of pilots and other crew members, according to transport ministry officials. The decision was prompted by the 2015 crash of a budget airline jet in the ...

Aug 10, 2016

Japan mulling three-year extension of aircraft fuel tax cut

As part of efforts to support the domestic tourism industry, the transport ministry plans to extend a temporary cut in the aircraft fuel tax for three years beyond the end of fiscal 2016, when it is currently scheduled to expire, informed sources said Wednesday. ...

A Delta passenger's long night at Narita International Airport

Aug 9, 2016

A Delta passenger's long night at Narita International Airport

Jeff Quigley, an American who lives in Japan and Indonesia, was one of thousands of passengers caught up in this week’s worldwide Delta Air Lines shutdown. As day stretched into night, then overnight and the next morning, the 30-year-old venture capitalist posted live video ...

FAA was warned of risk for high-fatality balloon crashes

Jul 31, 2016

FAA was warned of risk for high-fatality balloon crashes

Warning about potential high-fatality accidents, safety investigators recommended two years ago that the Federal Aviation Administration impose greater oversight on commercial hot air balloon operators, government documents show. The FAA rejected those recommendations. A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people crashed Saturday ...