Articles Tagged ‘Tokyo’

Spring Airlines becomes first private-owned airline to start international service with Shanghai-Tokyo/ Ibaraki

Spring Airlines becomes first private-owned airline to start international service with Shanghai-Tokyo/ Ibaraki

Recently celebrating its fifth birthday, China’s Spring Airlines has ambitious plans to grow. We take a detailed look at the carrier’s network and compare the networks at the two big Shanghai airports.

ANA and JAL both report massive load factor improvement on international services in 2010; ANA grows market share

ANA and JAL both report massive load factor improvement on international services in 2010; ANA grows market share

If Turkey is a booming air market then Japan … isn’t. Although load factors are improving demand is static and still well down versus 2008. How are ANA and JAL performing on international routes and guess who’s coming to Haneda?

JAL may axe 50 routes (over three years); domestic demand and load factors falling

Top StoryJAL’s passenger traffic has been falling for several years, long before the current economic downturn. But what are the latest trends in the domestic market and in which major country market were its load factors less than 50% last year?


Boeing 747 celebrates 40th anniversary; Heathrow the place to see them

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryOver 1400 747s of different configurations have been built in the last 40 years, but how many airlines are still operating the last passenger version, the -400? At which airports will you see most 747s and which are the longest (and shortest) commercial flights operated by this type?

Japan still #3 country worldwide for air travel;
three countries dominate international traffic;
JAL and ANA reveal cutback plans

Logo: Country Feature for JapanJapan’s aviation market may not be growing that fast but it’s still the world’s third biggest after the US and China. JAL and ANA dominate domestic routes but which routes have they announced they will be dropping?

Tokyo Narita could see traffic grow by 50% if new plans are successfully implemented

Tokyo Narita could see traffic grow by 50% if new plans are successfully implementedNarita is the main international gateway to Japan but has been held back for 35 years by local opposition to its second runway. Which are the dominant carriers at the airport, which are the leading country markets and what new proposals may increase runway capacity?