May 16, 2014

Vanilla Air cancels 154 June flights due to pilot shortage

Japanese budget airline Vanilla Air said Friday that it has decided to cancel a total of 154 flights on two domestic routes next month due to a shortage of pilots. The announcement came after another low-cost carrier, Peach Aviation, said last month it plans ...

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 nears decision on maker for 25-plane order

Sep 13, 2013

ANA nears decision on maker for 25-plane order

ANA Holdings Inc., whose fleet is dominated by Boeing Co. aircraft, will soon decide on placing an order for 25 jets, pitting the newest wide-body models of Airbus SAS and Boeing against each other. “It’s getting close to the time we need to make ...