Jetliner buzzes sea after Naha miscue

Apr 29, 2014

Jetliner buzzes sea after Naha miscue

A jetliner dived to a dangerously low altitude of just 248 feet above the ocean during its landing approach to Naha airport in Okinawa Prefecture on Monday after the pilot mistook instructions from air traffic controllers, the transport ministry said. The Airbus A320-200, owned ...

Apr 24, 2014

Budget carrier Peach to cancel 448 flights due to lack of pilots

Japanese budget carrier Peach Aviation Ltd. said Thursday it will cancel a total of 448 flights in May and June, including 44 international services connecting Osaka with Seoul and Hong Kong, due to a lack of pilots. The cancellations will affect around 16,000 passengers, ...

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 ...

ANA, JAL, Peach now disregard China ADIZ

Nov 27, 2013

ANA, JAL, Peach now disregard China ADIZ

ANA Holdings Inc. and Japan Airlines Co., the nation’s largest carriers, flew through China’s newly declared air defense identification zone without notifying the country after Japan asked airlines to stop giving flight information to China. ANA’s flight from Tokyo touched down in Taipei at ...