Japanese airlines to alter routes to avoid North Korea missile

Japan`s two biggest airlines said on Friday they are changing routes for some flights as North Korea plans to launch what it says will be a satellite-bearing rocket later this month.

Typhoon Etau slams into Japanese mainland

 Typhoon Etau slammed into Japan on Wednesday causing injuries as torrential rain sparked landslides and flooding with more than half a million people advised to evacuate, including in suburban Tokyo.

Japan`s ANA to buy stake in bankrupt Skymark Airlines

The parent company of Japan`s All Nippon Airways (ANA) said Wednesday it was throwing a lifeline to domestic rival Skymark Airlines by taking a nearly 20 percent stake in the bankrupt carrier.

JAL flight makes emergency landing in Tokyo

 A domestic Japan Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Tokyo`s Haneda airport Wednesday due to suspected engine trouble, according to the company and local media.

JAL to order up to 59 jets from Mitsubishi, Embraer

Japan Airlines (JAL) on Thursday said it would order up to 59 regional jets from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Brazilian plan maker Embraer, as it retires some of its gas-guzzling domestic fleet.

Japan`s ANA drops plan to buy stake in Myanmar airline

ANA Holdings -- the airline`s parent company -- said last year that it planned to invest about $25 million in Asian Wings Airways (AWA).

JAL`s quarterly net profit drops 19.4% to $145 mn

Japan Airlines (JAL) said Tuesday its net profit for the April-June quarter fell 19.4 percent to $145 million, as a weak yen and soaring fuel costs dug into its results.

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.

Japan Airlines H1 net profit slips 17.8% to $833 mn

The company said its net profit was 81.94 billion yen (USD 833 million), on an operating profit of 95.84 billion, down 14.6 percent.

Qantas, Japan Airlines up stakes in Jetstar Japan

Australian flag carrier Qantas and Japan Airlines on Thursday boosted their stakes in Jetstar Japan by injecting a combined AusUSD120 million (USUSD113.6 million) into the budget carrier.

Airbus urges Berlin to unfreeze 600 mn euro loan payment

The first A350 XWB wide-bodied passenger jets are scheduled to be delivered by the end of next year. The next-generation plane carried out its first test flight in June.

Airbus CEO says politics in Japan influences aircraft orders

Airbus chief executive Fabrice Bregier said on Monday that politics in Japan can influence new aircraft purchases by the nation`s airlines.

Japan Airlines sign $9.5 bn deal with Airbus

Japan Airlines (JAL) has signed a contract to buy 31 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft worth USD 9.5 billion, the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus announced Monday.

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.

JAL starts compensation talks with Boeing over 787

"Japan Airlines has been discussing with Boeing for compensation regarding the 787 grounding," a spokesman said in a statement.

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’.

Japan Airlines to fly Dreamliner on Tokyo-New Delhi route

Japan Airlines (JAL) Monday said it will launch its Dreamliner Boeing 787 flight to New Delhi from Tokyo from May 1, 2012.

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.