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Anurag Kotoky
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 27, 2023
Why flying is so expensive and likely to remain that way
While airlines expect decent profits now that business and leisure travel has returned, there are myriad reasons why fares remain high.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 25, 2023
Low-cost airline kingpin prepares for life after AirAsia
Tony Fernandes, the larger-than-life character credited with revolutionizing budget air travel in Asia, plans to focus more on areas such as health, education and private equity.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 28, 2022
As travel roars back, planes are in short supply
As a result, sky-high airfares that people have complained bitterly about over the past few months are here to stay, and things could get worse.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 21, 2022
Behind on climate action, global aviation industry pins hope on scarce, pricey fuel
Airlines contribute more than 2% of the world's carbon emissions and lag almost all other sectors in green commitments.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 17, 2022
Airlines were totally unprepared when travel came roaring back
Chaotic scenes at airports around the world show that the aviation industry doesn't have nearly enough people to run operations smoothly.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 7, 2022
This is why airline ticket prices are sky-high right now
Idled jets, expensive fuel prices and a lack of staff are just some of the reasons for the costly airfares, but none of that seems to have dissuaded people from making trips.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 14, 2022
With flights sharply reduced, COVID-19 absolutism isolates China from global travel
Flights between China and key destinations like Europe, Japan and North America are even lower now than they were a year ago.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Oct 15, 2021
Out-of-practice airline pilots are making errors back in the air
These potentially disastrous errors all took place in the U.S. in recent months as pilots returned to work.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 5, 2020
Grounded pilots out of practice because of COVID-19 spark airline safety fears
As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, pilots aren't getting the opportunity to fly because airlines have grounded planes and scaled back operations.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 18, 2020
AirAsia flags cash drain in India after Japan unit goes bust
AirAsia, which reported its largest loss on record in the second quarter ended June 30, has been under immense pressure this year as COVID-19 roils the aviation industry.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 2, 2020
These are the airlines teetering on the brink of COVID-19 ruin
Having a home government with deep — and open — pockets is emerging as key in terms of whether an airline will make it through the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Dec 6, 2017
Tokyo to San Francisco in under six hours? Japan Airlines invests in supersonic jet startup Boom Technology
Supersonic jetliner travel, which ended more than a decade ago with the Concorde, is set for a boost after Japan Airlines Co. agreed to invest $10 million (about ¥1.1 billion) in Colorado startup Boom Technology Inc. The deal will give JAL a 1 percent stake in the Denver-based company.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Sep 15, 2017
Japan's bullet train tech to give 164-year-old Indian railway a jolt
Japan's government and its rail companies lobbied the U.S. for years to sell their bullet-train technology and found little success. Finally, there's an international buyer: India.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 17, 2016
Asia airline mergers may be in the cards after world's largest budget carrier tie-up
The creation of the world's biggest alliance of low-cost airlines may signal that some of Asia's struggling budget carriers are headed for the altar.

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