Oct 9, 2015

International flights up 60% over five years at regional airports

Scheduled international flights to and from regional airports in Japan increased 60 percent over the past five years, according to data compiled by the transport ministry. The growth is likely the result of local government efforts to entice low-cost carriers to serve their airports ...

Sep 4, 2014

Virgin axes Narita-Heathrow route

Virgin Atlantic Airways is pulling the plug on its route between Narita airport and London’s Heathrow Airport. The final flight from Heathrow to Narita will depart on Jan. 31, while the last Heathrow-bound flight from Narita will take off Feb. 1, the British carrier ...

Haneda Airport expands international flights

Mar 30, 2014

Haneda Airport expands international flights

Takeoff and landing slots for international flights jumped by 50 percent at Tokyo’s Haneda airport on Sunday. The move made about 80 international flights available at Tokyo International Airport per day, up 50 percent, boosting convenience for businesspeople and tourists seeking immediate access to ...

AirAsia to up overseas flights to offset weaker yen

/ Jun 7, 2013

AirAsia to up overseas flights to offset weaker yen

AirAsia Japan Co., one of the three Japanese low-cost carriers that started last year, is adding more overseas flights to increase foreign currency revenue to offset a rise in fuel and lease costs caused by a weaker yen. “We’re trying to balance the increase ...