Japan govt gets support on China fly zone but airlines comply

Japanese airlines said today they would obey Beijing`s rules when they overfly the East China Sea, but several governments joined Tokyo in criticising China`s latest bid to carve out a zone of control.

Plane returns to Japan airport after engine trouble

A Japan Airlines flight made an emergency landing Thursday morning at the Fukuoka airport after the pilots reported engine trouble, a media report said.

Japan Airlines 777 returns to Tokyo after hydraulic warning

Japan Airlines said a San Francisco-bound Boeing 777 returned to Tokyo after a warning flashed in the cockpit saying the jet`s hydraulic level was low.

Japanese held over `mass murder` threat on Osaka website

Masaki Kitamura in Osaka has been arrested for allegedly posting a message online that said he intended to ‘perpetrate mass murder’.

US dad sues Japan Airlines after ex-wife left with son

Scott alleges airline knowingly assisted his ex-wife take their son to Japan.

Japan Airlines shares dive 81% on bankruptcy fears

Japan Airlines shares dived 81 percent Wednesday to just eight US cents as investors rushed for the exit ahead of an expected bankruptcy filing by the once-mighty carrier, crippled by huge debts.

Japan Airlines gets new CEO as bankruptcy looms

Kazuo Inamori, the founder of electronics maker Kyocera Corp, agreed on Tuesday to become the new chief executive of Japan Airlines, as the carrier`s shares plunged ahead of its expected bankruptcy.

JAL to get 3.3 bln dollars in public funds: Reports

Japan Airlines is likely to get about 3.3 billion dollars of new public money from a state-backed body overseeing the rehabilitation of the struggling carrier, reports said on Thursday.

Japan Airlines shares dive on bankruptcy fears

Fears deepened Wednesday about the future of debt-ridden Japan Airlines, with shares in Asia`s biggest carrier plunging by a quarter on fears it might file for bankruptcy, dealers said.

Japan Airlines posts $1.5 bn first-half loss

Struggling carrier Japan Airlines said Friday it racked up $1.5 billion in losses during the first half and applied for government help to restructure.

Japan Airlines to withhold annual forecasts

Japan Airlines Corp, which is seeking a state bailout, won`t give annual forecasts when it reports its earnings on Friday due to uncertain business conditions, the Nikkei business daily said.

Govt team launched to keep Japan Airlines afloat

The government of Japan has launched a new team involving related ministries and offices to discuss measures to keep Japan Airlines Corp afloat as it begins turnaround efforts under state supervision.

JAL`s net loss may balloon to $5.5 billion: Report

Japan Airlines` (JAL) net loss may balloon to about 500 billion yen for the year to March as the heavily indebted carrier, Asia`s largest by revenue, plans to book hefty restructuring charges, a newspaper reported on Thursday.

Ailing Japan Airlines requests government bailout

Japan Airlines, Asia`s largest carrier, said Thursday it was seeking an injection of emergency funds by the government to help it through its financial difficulties.

JAL may separate profitbale operations for restructuring

The government and major creditor
banks of Japan Airlines Corp are examining an option to separate the ailing carrier`s profitable operations from those making losses to accelerate its rehabilitation, sources said on Tuesday.

American, BA, Qantas eye joint offer to JAL: Sources

American Airlines will team up with British Airways and Qantas Airways to make a joint alliance proposal to recapitalize loss-making Japan Airlines, two people with direct knowledge of the talks said.

JAL shares jump on American Airlines, Delta talks

Japan Airlines (JAL) shares jumped on Monday following news that the struggling airline was in talks on investment by American Airlines and Delta Airlines.

JAL mulls cutting 5,000 jobs to save costs

Cash-strapped Japan Airlines is considering slashing about 5,000 employees or 10 percent of its group workforce by March 2012 to reduce costs by USD 1.6 billion, the Japanese media reported on Tuesday.

Japan Airlines books $1 billion loss in Q1

Japan Airlines Corp. said Friday it posted a USD 1 billion loss in the April-May quarter, larger than its loss for all of last year, as ticket sales suffered due to the weak economy and swine flu fears.