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All Nippon Airways Introduces Pikachu Jet

As Covid-19 pandemic-related travel restrictions worldwide — and most recently in Asia — continue to subside, airlines across the globe have made every effort to lure customers to return to the skies. Looking to a potentially younger traveler base, All Nippon Airways is becoming the fifth airline to cooperate with…

Japan Airlines Announces Flagship Airbus A350-1000

Japan Airlines has announced that the Airbus A350-1000 will be its new international flagship aircraft. The Tokyo-based carrier will be debuting its first flagship aircraft in two decades in the second part of 2023. A New Flagship Aircraft The Airbus A350-1000 will be replacing the Boeing 777-300ER, as Japan Airlines’…

Global 2022 On-Time Performance Results Released

Global aviation analytics firm Cirium has released the results of its worldwide 2022 On-Time Performance Review. The company looks at punctuality among airlines and airports around the world and publishes an annual report highlighting the top performers. Azul Brazilian Airlines took the top spot among airlines, followed closely by Japanese…

All Nippon Airways Posts First Profit Since The Pandemic

After three years of the pandemic, Japan’s aviation industry is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. All Nippon Airways has posted its first profit since 2019. The largest airline in the country has revealed a net profit of 19.54 billion yen ($132 million) for the first half…

Tokyo’s Narita International Airport Completes its Expansion

Tokyo’s Narita International Airport — one of the major gateways into Japan — has completed its expansion on terminal three during the pandemic. The terminal opened in 2015 and is best known for hosting no-frills carriers. It is believed the terminal expansion can entice more travelers to go to Japan…

ANA Expects Second Year of Net Loss, Plans To Cut…

A number of months back in May 2021, ANA Holdings Inc. said that it was initially predicted to see a net profit for the year lasting through March 2022. The earlier prediction came as Japan was hosting the Summer 2020 Tokyo Olympics and also as vaccinations rates were rolling relatively…

ANA, Japan Airlines Strengthening Low-Cost Services

With uncertainty remaining over when – or if – travel demand will make a full-fledged recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, two of Japan's major airlines are positioning themselves to take advantage of any upturn with a punt on low-cost services, per Kyodo News. As leisure demand is expected to have…

Japan Airlines to Acquire Spring Airlines Japan

Covid-19 cases in Japan are surging at the moment. However, Japan Airlines hasn't stopped developing its business. According to local media, the struggling is trying to acquire Spring Airlines Japan, a low-cost carrier based in the country. Japan Airlines currently holds a five percent stake in Spring Airlines and is…

Safety Regulators Take Action After United Airlines Engine Failure

The airline industry has acted quickly after a United Airlines 777-200 experienced an uncontained engine failure on Saturday, scattering debris across a Broomfield, Colorado neighborhood. Two Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines powered the incident aircraft, and Boeing and multiple countries have since grounded 777 jets that feature the engine model.…