Delta Air Lines Inc., the only major U.S. carrier without a Japanese partner, is pushing for more landing slots at Haneda airport near central Tokyo as United Continental Holdings Inc. seeks its first foothold there.
Japan Airlines Co. and ANA Holdings Inc.’s fight over additional slots at Tokyo’s Haneda airport, Asia’s second-busiest, is widening to include global airline partnerships seeking access to fly businesspeople right into the heart of the city.
The battle between three new budget airlines in Japan is benefiting businessmen as well as tourists, as operators of the bullet trains that have dominated long- distance travel since 1964 cut prices to defend market share.
Singapore Airlines Ltd. is missing the party in its own home. Tourist spending in the city jumped by half since 2008, aided by two new casinos and a 23 percent rise in passenger traffic through Changi Airport.
ANA Holdings Inc., operator of the world’s biggest fleet of Boeing Co. 787s, scrapped a service with the Dreamliner yesterday, the third cancellation for the aircraft in Japan this week after a four-month grounding.
Japan Airlines Co. Chairman Masaru Onishi still feels a burning sensation in his stomach each time he climbs Osutaka Ridge, where 27 years ago he helped man a make-shift morgue after one of the carrier’s jets plowed into the mountainside.