Flight Disruptions Likely As Storm Nears Japan

Flight disruptions likely as storm nears Japan

Airlines are calling on travelers to check for flight delays and cancellations as a severe tropical storm is expected to approach western Japan on Wednesday.

The storm will likely affect All Nippon Airways flights to and from Miyazaki and Kochi, as well as Japan Airlines flights in and out of Tanegashima Island, Tokunoshima Island and Amami-Oshima Island, from Tuesday evening.

New Haneda Flight Routes To Start March 29

New Haneda flight routes to start March 29

Japan's transport ministry has officially decided to introduce new flight routes to and from Tokyo's Haneda Airport to start March 29 next year.

The launch of the routes that will pass over central Tokyo is aimed at allowing more international flights at Haneda ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

Chinese Researcher Questioned Over Drone Flight

Chinese researcher questioned over drone flight

Tokyo police have questioned a Chinese researcher who flew a drone near Tokyo Station without authorization.

The researcher in his 50s from Beijing's transportation bureau allegedly violated Japan's civil aviation law.

Jal System Trouble Causing Domestic Flight Delays

JAL system trouble causing domestic flight delays

Japan Airlines officials are warning of delays as they say their passenger check-in system for domestic flights is malfunctioning at airports across the country.

JAL says it has been having the trouble since 6:50 a.m. on Wednesday in Japan.

Turbulence Injures 3 On Alitalia Flight To Japan

Turbulence injures 3 on Alitalia flight to Japan

Three crew members aboard an Alitalia flight into Japan have been injured when air turbulence rocked it just before landing near Tokyo.

Officials at Japan's transport ministry say the Italian airline's flight 784 from Rome was about to land at Narita Airport around 10 a.m. on Thursday when the turbulence hit.

Japan, Us Agree On New Flight Routes Over Tokyo

Japan, US agree on new flight routes over Tokyo

The Japanese government and the US military have reached a basic agreement on new routes for commercial flights through US-controlled airspace over a part of Tokyo and adjacent areas.

Japan's Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kotaro Nogami revealed this to reporters on Wednesday.

Japan, Us To Agree On New Flight Routes Over Tokyo

Japan, US to agree on new flight routes over Tokyo

Japan and the US are expected to reach an agreement soon on new routes for commercial flights through US-controlled airspace over part of Tokyo and adjacent areas.

The measure is aimed at dealing with air traffic congestion expected at Tokyo's Haneda Airport in the run-up to the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

Jal Bungles Overbooked Flight

JAL bungles overbooked flight

Officials at Japan Airlines apparently started asking passengers on an overbooked flight if they were willing to take other planes only about 45 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

The eventually cancelled flight was scheduled to leave Tokyo's Haneda Airport around 8 PM on Wednesday, as JAL's final flight for Fukuoka on the day.

Haneda's Extra Flight Route At Standstill

Haneda's extra flight route at standstill

Japan's transport officials are facing a problem over their plan to boost the number of international flights using Tokyo's Haneda Airport in the lead-up to the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

NHK has learned that US government officials have told the Japanese side it won't allow planes to fly in areas controlled by their air force in the country.

Flight Cancellations Continue

Flight cancellations continue

Airlines cancelled more than 200 domestic flights Monday. More cancellations are expected and airlines ask passengers to check their websites for the latest information.

Flight Cancellations

Flight cancellations

Airlines have canceled 937 domestic flights on Sunday due to Tyhoon Trami. Kansai International Airport plans to close both of its two runways between 11:00 am Sunday and 6:00 am Monday. More flight cancellations are expected, and airlines ask their passengers to check the latest information on their websites.

Ana Flight Fire Scare

ANA flight fire scare

An All Nippon Airways jet appeared to be filled with smoke just before its departure from Narita, near Tokyo.

The incident occurred in the cabin of Flight 809 bound for Hong Kong on Monday morning. At least 4 passengers say they are not feeling well. 137 people were on board.