Apr 28, 2016

Surge in foreign visitors boosts profits of ANA, JAL in fiscal 2015

Robust demand from foreign travelers to Japan boosted profits of the country’s two major airlines in fiscal 2015, according to their earnings reports released Thursday. ANA Holdings Inc. reported a record group net profit of ¥78.17 billion ($723 million) for the year through March ...

JAL starts trial run for humanoid robot guide at Haneda airport

Feb 9, 2016

JAL starts trial run for humanoid robot guide at Haneda airport

Japan Airlines Co. started trials of a humanoid robot guide at Haneda airport on Tuesday. The machine offers information about flight schedules and the weather at flight destinations. The white, 60-centimeter-tall robot, made by a French company, will stand in Terminal 1 from Tuesday ...

Feb 2, 2016

JAL named world's most punctual airline for fifth time

Japan Airlines has been recognized as the world’s most punctual major international airline, in a rating by U.S. flight data services firm FlightStats. JAL achieved a on-time arrival rate of 89.44 percent in FlightStats’ seventh annual survey, a lead of 0.47 point over second-ranked ...

Oct 29, 2015

ANA sees profits soar on high tourist demand

All Nippon Airways said Wednesday that its six-month net profit soared 51 percent on a jump in inbound tourism that boosted its international business. Falling oil prices also helped the carrier’s finances. The airline got a lift from both the expansion of landing slots ...

Oct 26, 2015

ANA, JAL open Haneda-Guangzhou route

All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines have both begun services connecting Tokyo’s Haneda airport and Guangzhou in China. The ANA Holdings Inc. unit and JAL will also increase their flights linking Haneda with Beijing, and launched services between Haneda and Pudong in addition to ...

JAL in quest to boost safety, 30 years after deadliest crash

Aug 12, 2015

JAL in quest to boost safety, 30 years after deadliest crash

The Japan Airlines jumbo jet crash of 1985, which killed 520 people, remains the world’s deadliest single-aircraft accident ever and Japan’s last fatal accident involving a commercial flight. Three decades on, the airline faces the daunting challenge of maintaining employee commitment to safety. More ...