Budget airline terminal opens at Narita International

Business Apr 8, 2015

Budget airline terminal opens at Narita International

Narita International Airport opened a terminal for budget airlines Wednesday as it courts a growing number of low-cost carriers for domestic and short-haul overseas flights. The airport, serving the greater Tokyo area, inaugurated its third terminal at 3:30 a.m. with a countdown and applause by ...

Business / Corporate Mar 6, 2015

Peach Aviation to launch Naha-Seoul flights in September

Low-cost carrier Peach Aviation Ltd. says it will begin flights linking Naha, Okinawa Prefecture with Seoul on Sept. 4. The seven flights per week aim to capture tourism demand from South Korea. One-way tickets between Naha and Seoul are set to cost between ¥5,980 and ¥26,880. Osaka-based ...

Skymark eyes another airline's assistance for rehabilitation

Business / Corporate Feb 4, 2015

Skymark eyes another airline's assistance for rehabilitation

Bankrupt Skymark Airlines Inc. is eyeing seeking another airline's assistance for its rehabilitation plan involving cost-cutting steps such as joint procurement of fuel, according to a document filed with the Tokyo District Court. The application seeking court protection from creditors, filed Jan. 28, also shows ...

Narita hotels tap into new demand from early morning travelers

Business Aug 11, 2014

Narita hotels tap into new demand from early morning travelers

Hotels near Narita International Airport are seeing new business opportunities amid the increase in early morning flights operated by low-cost carriers. Three LCCs — Jetstar, Vanilla Air and Spring Airlines — operate their first flights of the day shortly after 6 a.m. Because catching the ...

National Mar 2, 2014

SDF pilot outplacement service to resume amid shortage

An outplacement service for Self-Defense Forces pilots will likely resume in fiscal 2014 to cope with the shortage of commercial airline pilots expected from the advent of low-cost carriers in the Asia-Pacific region, a government source said Sunday. Under the employment assistance system, which began ...