Budget airline terminal opens at Narita International

Apr 8, 2015

Budget airline terminal opens at Narita International

Narita International Airport opened a terminal for budget airlines Wednesday as it courts a growing number of low-cost carriers for domestic and short-haul overseas flights. The airport, serving the greater Tokyo area, inaugurated its third terminal at 3:30 a.m. with a countdown and applause ...

Mar 9, 2015

Peach Aviation to make Sendai Airport its fourth hub

Peach Aviation, a budget airline affiliated with ANA Holdings Inc., said Monday the company will make Sendai Airport in Miyagi Prefecture its fourth hub by summer 2017. Peach said it plans to launch international flights connecting Sendai with other Asian cities to take advantage ...

Mar 6, 2015

Peach Aviation to launch Naha-Seoul flights in September

Low-cost carrier Peach Aviation Ltd. says it will begin flights linking Naha, Okinawa Prefecture with Seoul on Sept. 4. The seven flights per week aim to capture tourism demand from South Korea. One-way tickets between Naha and Seoul are set to cost between ¥5,980 ...

Skymark eyes another airline's assistance for rehabilitation

Feb 4, 2015

Skymark eyes another airline's assistance for rehabilitation

Bankrupt Skymark Airlines Inc. is eyeing seeking another airline’s assistance for its rehabilitation plan involving cost-cutting steps such as joint procurement of fuel, according to a document filed with the Tokyo District Court. The application seeking court protection from creditors, filed Jan. 28, also ...

Narita hotels tap into new demand from early morning travelers

Aug 11, 2014

Narita hotels tap into new demand from early morning travelers

Hotels near Narita International Airport are seeing new business opportunities amid the increase in early morning flights operated by low-cost carriers. Three LCCs — Jetstar, Vanilla Air and Spring Airlines — operate their first flights of the day shortly after 6 a.m. Because catching ...

Mar 2, 2014

SDF pilot outplacement service to resume amid shortage

An outplacement service for Self-Defense Forces pilots will likely resume in fiscal 2014 to cope with the shortage of commercial airline pilots expected from the advent of low-cost carriers in the Asia-Pacific region, a government source said Sunday. Under the employment assistance system, which ...

Peach stepping up efforts to hire pilots

Feb 14, 2014

Peach stepping up efforts to hire pilots

by Kohei Chida

Budget carrier Peach Aviation is stepping up efforts to win the competition for pilots as scores of new carriers enter the aviation market. Peach, one of the low-cost carriers struggling in the increasingly competitive industry, says getting hold of pilots is one of the ...