Other News for Akita

  • ANA to join JAL in resuming 787 operations on 1 June


    All Nippon Airways (ANA) will join Japan Airlines (JAL) in resuming Boeing 787 operations on 1 June. The aircraft type...


  • Korean Airlines Boeing 737-900 lands on taxiway in Japan, delaying onward connections


    <P>Japanese authorities are investigating an incident on 6 January in which a <A href="http://www.koreanair.com/"...


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  • ANA to join JAL in resuming 787 operations on 1 June

    News | 09 May 2013 08:40 | Firdaus Hashim

    All Nippon Airways (ANA) will join Japan Airlines (JAL) in resuming Boeing 787 operations on 1 June. The aircraft type will be used on routes from...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANA-to-join-JAL-in-resuming-787-operations-on-1-June-385652/
  • Runway near-disasters probed

    News | 16 Jan 2007 00:00

    Korean Air 737-900 lands on taxiway at Akita and Frontier A319 makes late go-around at Denver to avoid Metrohttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Runway-near-disasters-probed-211523/
  • Korean Airlines Boeing 737-900 lands on taxiway in Japan, delaying onward connections

    News | 08 Jan 2007 10:29 | Leithen Francis

    <P>Japanese authorities are investigating an incident on 6 January in which a <A href="http://www.koreanair.com/" target=_blank>Korean&nbsp;Air (KAL)</A> Boeing 737-900 landed on a 30m (98ft)-wide taxiway rather than on a runway.</P> <P>A KAL spokeswoman in Seoul confirms the 737-900 landed on the 30m-wide taxiway, parallel to the runway, at <A href="http://www.akita-airport.com/" target=_blank>Akita&nbsp;airport in the north of Japan’s main island</A>.</P> <P>It was a scheduled flight from <A href="http://www.airport.or.kr/Eng/home.jsp" target=_blank>Seoul&nbsp;Incheon</A> to Akita and it was “raining at the time”, says the spokeswoman for the SkyTeam alliance carrier, who is unable to confirm the accuracy of Japanese news reports that quote the aircraft’s captain as admitting the incident was due to pilot error.</P> <P>There was no damage to the aircraft and no injuries to the 124 passengers and eight crew on board, says the spokeswoman, adding that the Japanese authorities are nohttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Korean-Airlines-Boeing-737-900-lands-on-taxiway-in-Japan-delaying-onward-connections-211406/
  • JAL and JAS in rationalisation

    News | 01 Dec 2002 00:00

    <p>Just one month after Japan Airlines (JAL) and Japan Air System (JAS) formally merged under a joint holding company, the carriers announced plans to rationalise operations at domestic airports.</p> <p>The merger of the two airlines through the establishment of a single holding company was completed early in October and effectively represented a takeover of smaller JAS by JAL. The JAS name will disappear once operational integration is completed early in 2004.</p> <p>Japan Airlines System, the new holding company, says that from April 2003 domestic flights to and from nine airports will be operated and managed by only one of the two airline companies. "The reorganisation will improve operating efficiency and help reduce costs through better use of resources," it says. </p> <p>JAL and subsidiary JAL Express will halt services to seven airports on the islands of Kyushu and Shikoku and flights will be operated with JAS aircraft. JAL will also transfer management of facilities at Akitahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/JAL-and-JAS-in-rationalisation-158232/
  • Cambodian downfall

    News | 23 Oct 2001 00:00

    <p>Cambodian national carrier Royal Air Cambodge suspended all flights on 16 October due to mounting losses, exacerbated by a fall in passenger numbers after September's terrorist attacks on the USA. The airline, the Cambodian Government and holding company Naluri are working on solutions for the airline's future, including seeking new partners, possibly from China. </p> <p>The seven-year-old Phnom Penh-based carrier operated services to Bangkok, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, and domestic services, with two Boeing 737-400s. The carrier had been struggling to compete with new Cambodian airlines. </p> <p>Meanwhile, more Asian carriers have unveiled cuts due to the industry downturn, although some are launching new services within Asia: </p> Cathay Pacific Airways is cutting 4% of its flights by reducing services within Asia and to North America. It is however launching a twice-weekly service to Sapporo, Japan, on 2 December. Singapore Airlineshttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Cambodian-downfall-137826/
  • Calling all choppers

    News | 15 Jul 1998 00:00

    <p>Paul Lewis/GIFU, JAPAN </p> <p>Japan can best be summarised as a geographically compact and mountainous island nation of 120 million inhabitants, the bulk of whom are tightly squeezed into an urban coastal belt. The country therefore presents some fairly unusual challenges when it comes to disaster relief planning, in which the helicopter figures prominently. </p> <p>In terms of natural calamities, Japan seems to suffer more than most from a regular dose of killer earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunami waves and landslides. Added to these are a cocktail of potential man-made disasters presented by Japan's large nuclear and petrochemical industries, dense population concentrations and heavily used rail, road and airway networks. </p> <p>Since the 1960s, Japan has grown increasingly reliant on helicopters and has amassed one of the largest fleets of search-and-rescue, law enforcement, firefighting and medical evacuation rotary-wing machines outside the USA and Western Europe. Following thhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Calling-all-choppers-39349/