ANA, JAL Eyeing Return Of Fuel Surcharges On Higher Oil Prices

TOKYO (Nikkei)–All Nippon Airways Co. and Japan Airlines Corp. will likely bring back fuel surcharges in October to reflect higher oil prices. ANA and JAL reassess such surcharges every three months. Owing to a downslide in crude oil prices from last summer, the airlines sharply reduced their surcharges this past January and April. And they […]

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3 Travel Agencies Cut Overseas Tour Prices 15-20% For Oct-March

TOKYO (Nikkei)–JTB Corp., Nippon Travel Agency Co. and Jalpak Co. on Thursday each unveiled overseas tour packages that cost on average 15-20% less than a year ago thanks to the strong yen and reduced fuel surcharges. Beginning Friday, JTB will gradually launch its package tours for departure between October and March, with prices down an […]

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Kansai airport has worst June since ’03

Kansai International Airport, Japan’s second-busiest international gateway, had its biggest monthly drop in passengers since 2003 in June. The airport had an average of 28,600 passengers a day last month, a 34 percent drop compared with a year earlier, its operator said Wednesday. It was the biggest decline since June 2003. The airport, which cost […]

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JAL Says International-Flight Passengers Slid 19.8% In May

TOKYO (Nikkei)–Japan Airlines Corporation said Thursday that the number of passengers on its international flights declined 19.8% on the year to about 780,000 in May, while its domestic service logged a 13.4% drop to roughly 3.04 million. Last year, there was solid vacation demand during the Golden Week holidays and for business trips. But this […]

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JAL to end Chubu-Paris flights in October due to weak demand

NAGOYA (Kyodo) Struggling Japan Airlines plans to cut all flights between Central Japan International Airport and Paris from the end of October as part of its restructuring, sources said Wednesday. Japan’s largest airline has been stepping up measures to reduce money-losing flights nationwide after it inked a deal to receive state-backed emergency loans to turn […]

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