JAL orders 32 Mitsubishi Regional Jets

Aug 28, 2014

JAL orders 32 Mitsubishi Regional Jets

Japan Airlines Co. said Thursday it will buy 32 planes from Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. to make its fleet more fuel-efficient. JAL plans to begin using the regional jet in 2021 on domestic routes, the carrier and Mitsubishi Aircraft said Thursday in a statement. The ...

Government panel to launch review of JAL bailout

Aug 20, 2014

Government panel to launch review of JAL bailout

A new government panel is due to begin a review of the financial support given to Japan Airlines, or JAL, as part of a bailout package under the previous administration. The review, which will start next month, is taking place in response to criticism ...

Jul 23, 2014

Hokkaido politician quits after causing trouble on flight

A member of the Hokkaido Prefectural Assembly resigned Tuesday after causing trouble on an international flight. “I apologize for the blunder,” Yasunori Obata, 65, from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, told a news conference. His resignation was immediately accepted by the assembly speaker. According ...

Jul 17, 2014

JAL to offer wireless Internet on domestic flights

Japan Airlines Co. will start offering in-flight wireless Internet connection on some of its domestic flights from July 23, the airline said. Passengers on some flights connecting Haneda with Hakodate, Hokkaido, Osaka and Fukuoka will have access to the wireless Internet on their PCs ...

Jun 3, 2014

Ex-JAL cabin attendants lose court ruling over dismissal

The Tokyo High Court on Tuesday ruled against 71 former Japan Airlines Co. cabin attendants who were seeking reinstatement after being dismissed as part of the airline’s corporate restructuring in the wake of its 2010 bankruptcy. The court ruled “the personnel cuts were necessary ...

Jun 3, 2014

New Haneda slots created a glut, JAL chief says

Japan Airlines Co. said the release of new operating slots at Tokyo’s Haneda airport has created a capacity glut likely to persist for another 18 months, weighing on average fares and earnings. “There was a large increase in the supply, and demand has not ...

Apr 27, 2014

Public Wi-Fi access slowly increasing in Japan

Japanese public transportation operators are broadening wireless Internet access services at train stations and on airplanes in line with widespread use of smartphones and in response to strong requests from foreign tourists. Japan Airlines began to offer an onboard Internet access service via Wi-Fi ...