• Kyodo News


About 1,100 people watched the first sunrise of the year Friday on six special New Year’s flights arranged by three airlines, with passengers on some of the flights also enjoying a view of Mount Fuji.

Struggling Japan Airlines Corp., which is seeking a turnaround under state supervision, operated three of the flights, each departing from and returning to either Tokyo’s Haneda airport, Narita airport in Chiba Prefecture or Kansai airport in Osaka Prefecture. The flights carried a combined total of 750 people.

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