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JAL Rebuilt: How Japan Airlines Escaped Bankruptcy

While the term the Land of the Rising Sun may be closely associated with the island nation of Japan, the end of the 2000s made it look like the sun was about to set on the Nihon’s flag carrier Japan Airlines. However, a bold restructuring and a widespread marketing strategy gave a rebirth to a distraught national carrier and brought about the return of a popular icon. Rebuild of JAL Japan Airlines had struggled through the remainder of the late…

Finnair To Increase Asian Market With Extended Service

Finnair continues to grow its Asian traffic, and has today announced it will add capacity and frequencies to both its Tokyo and Hong Kong routes with the Airbus A350XWB for the Summer 2017 season. This is following news that the airline reporting a 6% increase in passenger traffic overall. Finnair plans…

The Right Track Into Tokyo-Narita’s Terminal 3

While it may seem uncommon to put together an analysis on a terminal specifically, Terminal 3 at Tokyo-Narita is a unique indication of what the future of travel may bring. As such, it is important for travelers around the globe to take notice. Tokyo is unique in that it has two…

The Fight for Haneda: How American Carriers Want to Serve…

Just two weeks ago, the United States Transportation Department ruled that if Delta Air Lines wants to keep its route service from Seattle to Tokyo-Haneda (HND), it would need to operate the flight every single day, 365 days a year. The Transportation Department stated that Delta exercised “virtual abandonment of…