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All Nippon Airways

Japanese airline ANA to alter ad after complaints of stereotyping, racism

A screenshot from an ANA TV commercial showing a Japanese man wearing a blond wig and a fake nose. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Japan’s All Nippon Airways plans to revise a television commercial that drew objections over its portrayal of Caucasians.

Tuesday, 21 January, 2014, 4:42pm 6 comments

Japan’s ANA resumes Dreamliner flights after battery problems

Boeing’s flagship 787 were grounded worldwide after incidents in January. Photo: Reuters

Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) said it put its Dreamliner fleet back into service on Sunday following a suspension of about four months due to battery problems.

ANA, the single biggest operator of Boeing’s flagship 787, said one of the high-tech planes departed “safely” on Sunday afternoon from Sapporo in Hokkaido to Haneda in Tokyo.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

US experts join Japan Dreamliner probe

A US Federal Aviation Administration technical advisor (third left) and a member of Japan Transport Safety Board (fourth left) inspect the Dreamliner plane that made an emergency landing on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

US and Japanese experts on Friday joined forces to investigate an ANA Dreamliner whose emergency landing has provoked the grounding of the world’s 787 fleet.

18 Jan 2013 - 9:24pm

Japan orders all Boeing Dreamliners to remain grounded

Grounds crew wave at an All Nippon Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner as it departs San Jose International Airport for Tokyo last week. Photo: Reuters

All Boeing Dreamliners operating in Japan must remain grounded until their batteries are confirmed to be safe, a senior government figure said Thursday, following a similar order in the US.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Boeing crisis deepens as Dreamliners grounded worldwide

Passengers exit an ANA 787 Dreamliner plane that made an emergency landing at Takamatsu airport in Japan on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

Regulators and airlines on Thursday grounded nearly all of the world’s 787 Dreamliner fleet until a fire risk linked to the plane’s batteries is fixed.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Fighting the headwinds

ANA is looking overseas for growth as its international passenger revenue jumped 12.6 per cent in the first half to September. Photo: Reuters

Having bucked market trends by posting record earnings for the first half of the year, All Nippon Airways (ANA) now aims to sustain its solid profit growth despite the clouded operating outlook in its home market in Japan.

14 Jan 2013 - 3:01am

Briefs, December 10, 2012

Families beg for food in typhoon aftermath

10 Dec 2012 - 3:17am

China-Japan air travel recovering

All Nippon Airways chief Shinichiro Ito expects passenger volume to return to 80 per cent of the year-ago level. Photo: Dickson Lee

Air travel demand has started to recover on routes between China and Japan after previously being hammered because of the territorial dispute between the two countries.

30 Nov 2012 - 2:53am

HK$888 'as low as we go' for HK-Osaka

Budget carrier Peach Aviation has said its cheapest one-way fare of HK$888 between Hong Kong and Osaka is the best it can offer for now as both cities are expensive to operate in for low-cost players.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Bureau rejects inquest recommendations

26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Fuel surcharges to be reduced

21 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Japanese airliner cleared after fire scare

An All Nippon Airways aircraft with nearly 200 passengers and crew was forced to return to Chek Lap Kok Airport about an hour after takeoff when the smell of burning was detected. The airline said it came from a burn mark on a seat it believed was caused by a cigarette lighter. The plane took off at 4am after a delay of two hours, arriving in Tokyo at 8am.

3 Apr 2009 - 12:00am