Drop in South Korean tourists to Japan continues amid frayed ties

National Jan 21, 2020

Drop in South Korean tourists to Japan continues amid frayed ties

The number of tourists visiting Japan from South Korea continues to decline amid soured relations between the two countries, dealing a serious blow to destinations popular with South Korean visitors. The number contracted year on year for six consecutive months from July 2019, when Japan ...

China's bid to challenge Boeing and Airbus failing to take off

Business Jan 10, 2020

China's bid to challenge Boeing and Airbus failing to take off

Development of China's C919 single-aisle plane, already at least five years behind schedule, is going even slower than expected, a dozen people familiar with the program said as the state-owned Commercial Aircraft Corp. struggles with technical issues that have severely restricted test flights. Delays are ...

In U-turn, Boeing recommends 737 Max simulator training for pilots

Business / Tech Jan 8, 2020

In U-turn, Boeing recommends 737 Max simulator training for pilots

Boeing Co. said on Tuesday it was recommending that airline pilots undergo simulator training before they resume flying the 737 Max, a shift from its previous position that pilots only needed computer-based training on new software following two fatal crashes. "This recommendation takes into account ...

Alitalia bleeds around €300 million a year, administrator says

Business Jan 8, 2020

Alitalia bleeds around €300 million a year, administrator says

Struggling Italian carrier Alitalia is burning through its cash resources at the pace of around €300 million ($334 million) a year, its new temporary administrator, Giuseppe Leogrande, told members of a parliamentary committee. In November, after months of talks, railway group Ferrovie dello Stato, U.S. ...

JetBlue takes steps to become carbon-neutral airline

Business Jan 7, 2020

JetBlue takes steps to become carbon-neutral airline

JetBlue Airways Corp. said it will become the first large U.S. airline to offset emissions from all of its domestic flights, aiming to become carbon neutral by July as pressure grows on the industry from climate change activists. The carrier also will begin using sustainable ...