Mar 25, 2017

End of JAL bailout curbs expected to shake up airline industry

The Japanese airline industry will enter a new era of competition in April after Japan Airlines is freed from the restrictions imposed after the nation’s former flag carrier got a public bailout, and not everyone is happy. Following its bankruptcy filing in January 2010, ...

Haneda airport set for major renovation ahead of 2020 Olympics

Nov 27, 2016

Haneda airport set for major renovation ahead of 2020 Olympics

Tokyo’s Haneda airport will undergo a major renovation to prepare for the surge in flights expected for the 2020 Summer Olympics, officials at the transport ministry said. Terminal 2, which is used mainly for domestic flights by All Nippon Airways, will be renewed to ...

Airport operator rights could go to private sector

Oct 19, 2016

Airport operator rights could go to private sector

A Finance Ministry panel is set to recommend that the government sell the rights to run state-managed airports to private firms while retaining ownership of the facilities, Jiji Press has learned. The Fiscal System Council is expected to make the proposal, designed to help ...

/ 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 ...

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 ...

Feb 16, 2016

Japan, U.S. discuss new slots at Tokyo's Haneda airport

Japan and the U.S. on Tuesday began two days of talks on the allocation of slots for flights connecting Tokyo’s Haneda airport and U.S. cities, the transport ministry said. The meeting in Tokyo will focus on whether to expand the allocation of slots at ...