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…

Oneworld Airline Alliance Purchases Sustainable Aviation Fuel

On Tuesday, The oneworld airline alliance announced their intentions to purchase 350 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) from renewable fuel company Aemetis, further strengthening their commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050. Eight members have signed the memorandum with Aemetis, with the option to allow additional alliance members…

Japanese Low-Cost Carrier ZIPAIR Launches Flights to Los Angeles

One of Japan's newest low-cost carriers, ZIPAIR, announced its first flight to the United States, Los Angeles. The subsidiary carrier for Japan Airlines will grow to a total of five destinations, operating three-weekly flights from Tokyo Narita on its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. New West Coast Flights Its' flights will depart…

Japan Airlines Amends Schedule with International Service Boosts

As September winds down, Japan Airlines is making small network changes that will begin as soon as October while will strengthen the carrier’s position in the current climate. October changes are planned to target destinations south of the carrier’s homeland, while changes after October are strategic for North American operations.…

Qantas and Japan Airlines’s Partnership Rejected

Qantas and Japan Airlines have suffered a setback as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the country’s competition watchdog, has denied the pair’s new joint business plan. Last December, the airlines proposed an agreement which may optimize schedules on flights between Australia, New Zealand and Japan. According to Qantas,…

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 Reports Fiscal Year Loss, Provides No Outlook

Japan Airlines reported on Friday an annual net loss of 286.7 billion yen ($2.6 billion) but did not release a forecast for the current financial year, citing rising uncertainty around the Covid-19 pandemic as it continues to negatively affect air travel demand. This is the carrier's first fiscal year loss…

ACCC Making Moves to Block Tie-Up Between Qantas-Japan Airlines

Australia's competition regulator came out on Thursday, May 6, and said that it was proposing to block a code-sharing, pricing and scheduling deal between home carrier Qantas and Japan Airlines because it would likely mean higher fares and possibly worse service for passengers. Qantas had claimed that the five-year agreement…

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…