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Peach operates a fleet of A320s flying to a range of destinations across Asia from Japan. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Albert Kuan)

Peach: A Look at Low-Cost Flying From Osaka’s Kansai Airport

Flying with a Japanese low-cost carrier (LCC) is a unique experience. Japan has some of the most unique low-cost carriers in the world, each with its own personality and attributes. Personally, I love Peach for its model LCC terminal at Kansai and its attractive buy-on-board menu, but the airline is also well-known for its social media campaigns and open corporate culture in Japan. In Japan, the airline is given the name “The Flying Train” because it is safe, easy, and…

From Screen to Scheme: A Look at Movie, TV Show,…

While it is common for movies and TV shows to have sponsorships with various corporations, usually the extent of these partnerships can range from appearing in the media to commercials. However, some marketing deals between studios and airlines tend to go a tad farther than a billboard aid or a show…

Vanilla Air to Begin Operations at Fukuoka Airport

Narita-based low-cost carrier Vanilla Air announced Thursday that it plans to begin operations at Japan’s Fukuoka Airport in southern Japan, with its first destination from the airport being Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan. Currently, Vanilla Air flies between Taoyuan and Tokyo, Narita, Osaka, and Okinawa. The launch of this new route…

These Four Flights Ended Up Diverting Twice Due to Last…

Last week’s winter storm was felt all over the Northeast, with the New York area receiving over 16 inches of snow. It led to many unique visitors for airports such as Stewart International Airport receiving a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380. But the snow couldn’t melt away quicker as a meltdown…

ANA’s 8-Hour Flight to Nowhere

Japanese airline All Nippon Airways, or ANA, made headlines Wednesday when flight 175, their scheduled 11-hour flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Tokyo’s Narita Airport, turned back to LAX mid-flight when the crew reported an “unauthorized passenger” onboard the aircraft after 4 hours flight time. CNN reported that the…

ANA Announces Launch Date for Service to Mexico City

Last week, All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s leading airline, announced the launch of direct flights from Tokyo-Narita (NRT) to Mexico City (MEX) beginning February 15, 2017. The airline will be the only airline to serve these two destinations with daily flights. Aeromexico currently offers direct flights between the two cities,…

All Nippon Airways Undergoes 787 Dreamliner Woes

All Nippon Airways (ANA) who is currently the largest operator of the 787 and also Boeing’s launch customer for the airframe is struggling with engine troubles, yet again. On Thursday, ANA reported that it was cancelling nine flights because of an engine blade corrosion problem. The United States' Federal Aviation…

Your #AvBriefing for July 7, 2016

After a day at the office dreaming of soaring through the air, or a day up above the clouds dreaming of spending time with your loved ones back on the ground, we've gathered the perfect evening cool-down for you. From airlines starting flights to Cuba to a 17-year-old landing on…

ANA Accomplishes 100,000 787 Flights

On January 11, 2016, All Nippon Airways became the first airline to complete 100,000 flights in the Boeing  787 Dreamliner. Upon arrival at Sea-Tac International Airport, the milestone flight was celebrated with a special gate ceremony. "The 787 Dreamliner has played an important role especially in forming the backbone of our…

ANA Orders 15 Additional Aircraft

All Nippon Airways of Japan has placed an order for ten Airbus and Boeing jets worth a total of $2.2 billion.  The order comes as an addition to the order ANA recently placed to renew their long haul fleet. The order includes $1.4 billion between eight jets from Boeing.  Five…