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…

Japan Airlines Increases Flights to Hawaii

Effective March 19, 2023, Japan Airlines is increasing its flights to Hawaii by adding extra operations to its services from Tokyo/Narita (NRT), Osaka/Kansai (KIX) and Nagoya/Chubu (NGO) to Honolulu (HNL). The company has yet to resume its service to Kona (KOA). According to Cirium, Japan Airlines will have a mid-March…

Japan Airlines Considers Replacements for Aircraft in Fleet

Japan Airlines is looking to modernize its fleet and subscribe to more fuel-efficient aircraft, according to Bloomberg. The airline owns 45 Boeing 737 aircraft with a median age of 12.5 years old and looks to replace them with Boeing 737 MAXs or Airbus A320Neos.  It is expected to be a…

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…