Jun 12, 2015

ANA launches daily Narita-Houston flights

All Nippon Airways launched a route Friday connecting Narita International Airport with Houston. The route will have one round trip per day, using a Boeing 777-300ER with 250 seats. ANA is looking to attract business users going to the southern United States, a hub ...

Jun 9, 2015

Finnair mulls increasing flights to Japan, other countries

Finnair is considering adding one to two new international routes next year from its Helsinki hub to destinations it currently serves such as Japan, according to CEO Pekka Vauramo. The Finnish carrier currently flies to three Japanese cities — Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. Vauramo ...

Baby born on Air Canada flight en route to Narita

May 11, 2015

Baby born on Air Canada flight en route to Narita

A Canadian woman gave birth aboard a Tokyo-bound plane after going into labor over the Pacific Ocean, a spokesman for Air Canada said Monday, an event the baby’s father described as “completely unexpected.” The 23-year-old woman delivered a baby girl with the help of ...

Mar 30, 2015

New security system launched at Narita

The operator of Narita International Airport on Monday unveiled a new security system featuring surveillance cameras able to recognize faces and record vehicle license plates to replace the system of manually checking visitor identification. Narita International Airport Corp., or NAA, has checked the identity ...

Feb 27, 2015

Narita airport reduces landing fees to attract new flights

The operator of Narita airport said Thursday it will cut landing fees for new international and domestic flights for two years starting in April, in a bid to better compete with airports in other parts of Asia. The promotional incentives will apply to new ...

Feb 9, 2015

Bizarre hole-digging contest in Narita draws all kinds

A team of women dressed as fish and half-a-dozen Harry Potter impersonators were among those whose efforts ended in glorious failure at Japan’s national hole-digging championships, organizers said Monday. A group of burly diggers from Saitama Prefecture took home the first prize of ¥100,000 ...

Dec 23, 2014

Narita passengers since 1978 opening top 900 million

The cumulative number of passengers at Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture topped 900 million Monday, 36 years and seven months after the airport’s opening. Amid severe protests, the airport started operations with only one runway in May 1978. But the passenger figure grew ...

Ceremony marks 40th anniversary of Japan-China flights

Sep 29, 2014

Ceremony marks 40th anniversary of Japan-China flights

Japan Airlines held a ceremony Monday to mark the launch of regular flights between Japan and China 40 years ago. The ceremony at Narita International Airport reunited people who were involved in the momentous occasion, including members of past flight crews. The launch of ...