Oct 5, 2013

JAL miffed over slots at Haneda

Japan Airlines Co. has asked the transport ministry to reconsider new slot allocations at Haneda airport in Tokyo after the carrier, which had to be bailed out of bankruptcy with public funds, received fewer departure and arrival slots than archrival All Nippon Airways Co. ...

ANA lands 11 Haneda slots; JAL is given five

Oct 2, 2013

ANA lands 11 Haneda slots; JAL is given five

The transport ministry said Wednesday that All Nippon Airways Co. will receive 11 slots in the expanded international flight schedule next March at Tokyo’s Haneda airport while Japan Airlines Co. will get five. ANA has been lobbying for a “fair” allocation of the new ...

JAL- ANA fight over Haneda slots draws in U.S. carriers

Oct 1, 2013

JAL- ANA fight over Haneda slots draws in U.S. carriers

Japan Airlines Co. and ANA Holdings Inc.’s fight over additional slots at Tokyo’s Haneda airport is widening to include global airline partnerships seeking access to fly businesspeople right into the heart of the capital. Haneda, Asia’s second-busiest airport, is set to gain about 40 ...

Now-healthy JAL marks first anniversary of relisting

Sep 20, 2013

Now-healthy JAL marks first anniversary of relisting

A year after relisting on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Japan Airlines Co. is overwhelming long-time rival ANA Holdings Inc. in profit terms. Thursday marked the first year anniversary of JAL’s return to the first section of the TSE, and the airline has regained its ...

Smoke seen in JAL jet landing gear

Sep 19, 2013

Smoke seen in JAL jet landing gear

What appeared to be smoke was seen coming from the landing gear of a Japan Airlines Co. plane after it landed Thursday morning at New Chitose Airport near Sapporo, JAL and firefighters said. None of the 503 passengers and 13 crew members aboard the ...

Victims mourned on 28th anniversary of JAL jet crash

Aug 12, 2013

Victims mourned on 28th anniversary of JAL jet crash

About 350 relatives of the victims of the 1985 crash of a Japan Airlines Boeing 747 climbed near the crash site on Mount Osutaka in Gunma Prefecture Monday to mark the 28th anniversary of the nation’s worst air disaster, which claimed 520 lives. Bound ...

Jul 23, 2013

JAL will continue using ELTs in 787 fleet

After completing an inspection of the emergency locator transmitter beacons on its fleet of nine Dreamliners, Japan Airlines Co. said it will continue using them on the aircraft. The second-biggest Boeing Co. 787 operator found no faults with the ELTs after starting an inspection ...