Haneda-Beijing Charter Service Launching In October

TOKYO (Nikkei)–Charter flight service between Haneda Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport will start on Oct. 25, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Kazuyoshi Kaneko told reporters Tuesday. There will be two flights a day from Haneda (Tokyo International Airport) to Beijing, as well as two from Beijing to Haneda. Most of the travelers […]

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Casio To Stop Flying Goods From China To Cut Emissions

TOKYO (Nikkei)–Casio Computer Co. will by next spring stop using airplanes to transport most finished products from its Chinese factory to Japan, in a bid to reduce carbon dioxide emissions more than 20-fold, company sources said. Casio currently sends electronic dictionaries, digital cameras and other goods from a plant in Zhongshan, Guangdong Province, by air […]

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Wealthy Chinese Tourists Start Arriving In Japan

SHANGHAI (Nikkei)–On Wednesday morning, 66 Chinese people departed here and three other cities on flights bound for Japan, making them the first to take advantage of the government’s decision to issue tourist visas to wealthy Chinese individuals. Ten of the travelers left from Shanghai Pudong International Airport, headed for Narita International Airport and Kansai International […]

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ANA’s Travel Unit Targeting Independent Chinese

TOKYO (Nikkei)–ANA Sales Co., a travel agency owned by All Nippon Airways Co., is scrambling to cater to people from China, particularly those independent travelers who are expected to arrive in droves now that Tokyo has decided to issue tourist visas to wealthy Chinese. Chinese tourists are coming to Japan in increasing numbers, traveling to […]

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Regular flights between Tokyo’s Haneda, Beijing to start in October

Japan and China agreed to launch regular flights between Tokyo’s Haneda airport and Beijing Capital International Airport from October 2009, Japanese officials said. The accord came at talks between Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing. Haneda airport, mainly used for domestic flights, is closer to central Tokyo than Narita […]

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Cathay Pacific wins ‘Airline of the Year 2009’ Award

Congratulations on this well deserved recognition: Cathay Pacific Airways welcomes the announcement that it has been named Airline of the Year 2009 in the World Airline Awards run by the London-based Skytrax research organisation – the third time it has taken the honour in the past 10 years. The airline was also named Best Airline […]

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