Articles tagged “japan airlines”

Japan Airlines Is Going After AirAsia With Its New Low-Cost Service

Japan Airlines Is Going After AirAsia With Its New Low-Cost Service

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Taking on an incumbent as experienced as AirAsia is going to be a tough gig for Japan Airlines but, with Asia being such a huge aviation growth market, there's probably room for more competition.

6 months ago

Japan Airlines Finally Understands Why It May Need Its Own Low-Fare Carrier

Japan Airlines Finally Understands Why It May Need Its Own Low-Fare Carrier

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Japan Airlines has realized it likely needs a low-fare carrier to compete. This is probably about a decade late. At this point, Asia is crowded with low-cost carriers.

7 months ago

Interview: ANA CEO on His Star Wars Strategy and Why Sushi Doesn’t Fly

Interview: ANA CEO on His Star Wars Strategy and Why Sushi Doesn’t Fly

Brian Sumers, Skift

Other airlines serve sushi, but not ANA, Japan's largest carrier. Why? ANA takes its food seriously, and its chefs don't think sushi tastes right on planes, so it serves sashimi instead. That's attention to detail.

1 year ago

Japan Airlines Regains Its Appetite for More Overseas Routes

Japan Airlines Regains Its Appetite for More Overseas Routes

Chris Cooper and Kiyotaka Matsuda, Bloomberg

JAL’s restructuring in 2010 let rival ANA overtake it as Japan's largest airline by revenue. Yet the carrier has revived enough to mull fresh routes to India and the Americas. Watch out, ANA.

1 year ago

Airline Fuel Surcharges Are Going Away in Japan as Long as Oil Stays Low

Airline Fuel Surcharges Are Going Away in Japan as Long as Oil Stays Low

Chris Cooper and Kiyotaka Matsuda, Bloomberg

We dream of a day when the true cost of flying is not made opaque by multiple fees designed to sow confusion and avoid taxes.

3 years ago

Japan Airlines Installs the One Thing at Airport Gates That Every Flyer Needs

Japan Airlines Installs the One Thing at Airport Gates That Every Flyer Needs

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Mobile travelers need more battery-charging solutions like this, pretty much everywhere.

3 years ago

The World’s Best Airlines for Long-Haul Premium Economy

The World’s Best Airlines for Long-Haul Premium Economy

Marisa Garcia, Skift

If you're going to pay more, you expect more. These airlines really get that.

4 years ago

Japan Airlines to Lower Fuel Surcharges, Matching Lower Fuel Prices

Japan Airlines to Lower Fuel Surcharges, Matching Lower Fuel Prices

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Fares may ultimately be lower in 2015, but most airlines will want to use this oil savings to cover deficits in their balance sheet for as long as they can get away with it.

4 years ago

Japan Airlines Cuts Seats to Increase Comfort on Long-Haul Flights

Japan Airlines Cuts Seats to Increase Comfort on Long-Haul Flights

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Passengers fed up with crowded cabins will no doubt be pleased. We’re not sure if this is high-stakes poker or whether JAL just initiated a game of chicken with other airlines in its market. We’re waiting to see if it breaks the bank--or who swerves first.

4 years ago

Japan Ranks as Strongest Country Brand in FutureBrand’s Annual Index

Japan Ranks as Strongest Country Brand in FutureBrand’s Annual Index

Dan Peltier, Skift

Tokyo showed it was a safe bet for the 2020 Olympics given widespread instability happening in other countries, so snagging the top spot on FutureBrand's index is a window into the positive impact Olympic host cities can have on a country's brand perception.

4 years ago

JAL Introduces a New Premium Economy Class for Dreamliners

JAL Introduces a New Premium Economy Class for Dreamliners

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Carrying over the most successful features of its Sky Suite 777 aircraft, and leaving room for passengers in the back is a great move by JAL. Introducing a Premium Economy cabin with more room, premium services and seats that slide forward on a sled--avoiding conflict with the back--is a smart choice.

4 years ago

Design Lessons for Domestic Routes from Japan Airlines’ New Cabin Design

4 years ago