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Siddharth Philip
For Siddharth Philip's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
An Airbus A350 XWB passenger aircraft on the final assembly line at the Airbus factory in Toulouse, France
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 1, 2023
Fake spare parts were supplied to fix top-selling jet engine
The spread of undocumented or potentially faked parts into the engine supply chain is rare and treated with utmost urgency in the industry.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 17, 2022
Heathrow goes from Europe’s gateway to U.K.’s travel nightmare
Heathrow is locked in yet another dispute with airlines after insisting they halt ticket sales during the lucrative school holiday season due to staff shortages at the airport.
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 doesnu2019t have nearly enough people to run operations smoothly.
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
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 30, 2021
Singapore’s long-awaited reopening fell flat even before omicron
Itu2019s not just the expense of travel during a pandemic but the uncertainty thatu2019s putting people off.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 29, 2021
Airlines face second lost winter as omicron COVID-19 variant threatens travel outlook
Operators, passengers and businesses have scrambled to respond to a deluge of travel restrictions announced over the weekend.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 19, 2021
Toyota eyes Panasonic as partner in North Carolina battery plant
The plant would be the latest in a string of announcements by major automakers preparing to pivot toward full electrification.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 10, 2021
China air travel marks biggest drop since start of pandemic
A surge in COVID-19 cases has dealt a fresh blow to tourism on the mainland during the peak summer holiday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 27, 2021
Global travel sector prepares for vaccine-powered revival
New variants threaten to render todayu2019s vaccines ineffective, and the U.S. has put 80% of the world's countries on a no-go list, but travel firms remain optimistic.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 15, 2021
Even as vaccine rollouts accelerate, global air travel still stuck way behind 2019 levels
Measuring seats on offer shows that carriers currently have some 62 million seats per week, well short of the 2019 benchmark of 106 million.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 10, 2021
Mitsubishi clings to life in Europe with Renault deal
The company has long struggled in Europe, where its market share has stagnated around 1% for more than a decade.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 29, 2020
For Japan's automakers, Brexit deal may be too little, too late
Automakers including Nissan Motor might struggle to qualify some U.K.-assembled models for tariff-free export to the EU as they evaluate their local sourcing.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 26, 2015
Suzuki aims to take some Maruti turf in India
After trust issues doomed Suzuki Motor Corp.'s alliance with Volkswagen AG, the Japanese carmaker now has to win over shareholders skeptical of plans for its crucial partnership with India's largest carmaker.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 23, 2015
Toyota finds air bags in demand on India's deadly roads
Toyota Motor Corp. has found that customers don't mind paying more for safety on the world's deadliest roads.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 4, 2014
SoftBank invests $250 million in GrabTaxi as it fends off Uber
SoftBank Corp. has invested $250 million in GrabTaxi Holdings Pte. as the cab-booking service fends off competition from Uber Technologies Inc. in Southeast Asia.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 14, 2014
Nissan finds Datsun cars a tough sell in India at $5,000 each
In July last year, as Nissan Motor Co. prepared to bring Datsun out of a decades-long retirement, the company scoffed at the idea that the budget brand would follow Tata Motors Ltd.'s $2,500 Nano and flop.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 5, 2013
Honda hopes diesel dents Suzuki India lead
Honda Motor Co. may have cracked the formula for success in India: a diesel-powered compact sedan.

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