Singapore Airlines expands Tokyo choice with A380 to Haneda

International service at Haneda after the opening of the fourth runway in autumn 2010 is now coming to fruition as Singapore Airlines has been awarded fourteen weekly flights by Singapore’s Air Traffic Rights Committee (ATRC). The new flights will complement the current twice-daily Tokyo Narita services, one of which continues on to Los Angeles. Singapore […]

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60 000 slots for international flights at Haneda airport from October, 2010

Japan’s new government continues to push to turn Haneda airport into a twenty-four-hour international airport. Mr. Seiji Maehara, Transport Minister, advised that at least half of the increase in new slots at Haneda airport will be allocated to international flights. A fourth runway is scheduled to open in October 2010, increasing the airports daytime landing […]

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JAL Alters Course, Aims To Scrap 16 Loss-Laden Routes By June

TOKYO (Nikkei)–Japan Airlines Corp. plans to revise its current flight overhaul plans to first eliminate by next June a total of 16 domestic and international routes that are bleeding red ink, The Nikkei learned Sunday. The beleaguered airline operator, which is seeking business rehabilitation support from the Enterprise Turnaround Initiative Corp. of Japan (ETIC), seeks […]

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Convincing Explanation Needed For JAL Aid: Fujii

TOKYO (Dow Jones)–Japan’s finance minister Hirohisa Fujii said Sunday that convincing and satisfactory explanation to the people is necessary when considering the use of public funds to bail out struggling carrier Japan Airlines Corp. In his appearance on a TV program Sunday, Fujii said the government “must follow the dictates of public common sense and […]

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Is JAL’s Rehab Plan Headed Back To Square One?

TOKYO (Nikkei)–With the Ministry of Finance and major lenders adopting a tough love stance with Japan Airlines Corp., the latest business turnaround plan proposed for the financially strapped airline operator will need to be significantly revamped. In June, the MOF, the Development Bank of Japan and other lenders supplied JAL with 100 billion yen in […]

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Ministry, Main Lender Deem JAL Rehab Plan Unworkable

TOKYO (Nikkei)–The Ministry of Finance and the Development Bank of Japan contend that the latest turnaround plan drafted for Japan Airlines Corp. will be difficult to implement, The Nikkei learned Friday. The plan, presented to Transport Minister Seiji Maehara Tuesday by a task force overseeing the carrier’s rehabilitation efforts, calls for debt waivers from creditor […]

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JAL Heading Back To Drawing Board With Resort-Flight Business

TOKYO (Nikkei)–Japan Airlines Corp. will suspend a previous plan to sell interests in its resort-bound flight operations and instead consider other options, such as establishing a business cooperation with low-cost carriers, The Nikkei learned Thursday. The financially strapped airline had originally planned to ask JTB Corp. and other major travel agencies to take stakes in […]

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