Tag: Japan

Japan: Labour shortages prompt ground handling recruitment drive

Japan: Labour shortages prompt ground handling recruitment drive

Post-Covid labour shortages have prompted the Japanese aviation industry to step up recruitment efforts for ground handling workers. The Japan Times reports the industry's recruitment initiative aims to ramp up interest in working in the ground handling sector. As of last September, the numbe...

Japan Airlines: Government provides update on Haneda Airport crash

The Japanese government has provided an update on the Japan Airlines crash at Tokyo's Haneda Airport yesterday. On Tuesday evening, an Airbus 350 collided with a Bombardier Dash-8 coastguard plane on its way to provide rescue and relief efforts in Ishikawa following Monday's earthquake. The cr...

Swissport And Hong Kong Airlines Extend Partnership in Japan

Swissport in Japan has signed an extension for another three-year term with Hong Kong Airlines at Kansai International Airport (KIX), serving Japan’s Greater Osaka Area; and Narita International Airport (NRT), serving the Greater Tokyo Area. The renewed contract extends the longstanding partner...

Cebu Pacific selects Swissport in Japan

With recent contract wins in Osaka (KIX) and Fukuoka (FUK), Swissport now supports Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ leading low-cost airline, in an exclusive partnership at all Japanese stations. Swissport has been providing airport ground services for Cebu Pacific in Japan since 2014. With th...

Pattonair Japan strengthens presence with new office in Nagoya

Pattonair Japan has strengthened its presence in Japan’s aerospace industry with the official opening of a new office on 30 October 2019. Pattonair Japan’s new permanent location in Nagoya signifies the leading global aerospace and defence supply chain service provider’s commitment to local s...

Swissport opens sixth Japanese station in Okinawa

Ground handling provider Swissport International has launched a new operation at Naha Airport, Okinawa, further cementing the company’s growth in Japan and the Asia Pacific region. The Swissport Okinawa team is supporting the start-up of Hong Kong Express’s new daily Airbus 321 Hong Kong –...

All Nippon Airways brings Mototok Spacer 8600 to Kyushu Saga

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has announced it will begin using the Mototok Spacer 8600 remote controlled tugat at Kyushu Saga International Airport. Japan’s largest airline began testing the hi-tech tug in September 2018 at Haneda International Airport, with on-site training at Kyushu Saga commenc...

ANA partners with Panasonic to test power wheelchairs at Narita Airport

All Nippon Airways (ANA) will work with Panasonic to test the latest generation of powered cheelchairs as part of a far-reaching plan to increase mobility and accessibility options at Tokyo Narita Airport. Incorporating robotic elements, these wheelchairs will be capable of navigating the airpor...

Smiths Detection wins contract in Japan

Smiths Detection wins contract in Japan

Smiths Detection has been awarded a contract with Central Japan International Airport Co. Ltd to deploy security inspection equipment and smart lanes to boost Chubu Centrair International Airport's security standards and passenger throughput rate. The deployment includes a series of automated lan...

All Nippon Airways and Toyota test Japan’s first autonomous towing tractors

Toyota and All Nippon Airways (ANA) are working together to test Japan's first autonomous towing tractors, at Saga Airport, in order to boost productivity and improve overall traveler satisfaction. During the trial, which will be for two weeks at the end of March 2019, the tractors will run 100 mete...

ANA begins trials on driverless bus at Haneda Airport

Japan’s largest airline—All Nippon Airways (ANA)—is beginning its second stage of testing for an automatic, driver-less bus at Tokyo's Haneda Airport. If trials are successful, ANA plans to implement the autonomous bus technology by next year (2020).  ANA is conducting trials with Aichi ...

Japan: Chubu Airport given five stars by Skytrax

Chubu Centrair International Airport has been ranked for the second consecutive year as a 5-star Airport, the world highest airport rank, in the Regional Airport category. In order to reply to the diversifying needs of the increasing international travellers, Chubu Centrair International Airport...

Kansai airport closes due to Typhoon Jebi

Source: The Japan Times. A powerful typhoon in Japan has caused the closure of Kansai airport, close to the city of Osaka, with all flights being cancelled. Kansai airport serves the cities of Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto and international passengers and is a vital hub for the country; an ocean tanker ...

Kansai Airports seeks enhancement of paxex through digitalisation

Kansai Airports in Japan is embracing digitilisation in a significant way in order to improve passenger experience, the operator's general manager recently told a technology publication. As Japan takes its tourism boom in its stride, its airports are turning towards digital technology in order to...

Narita airport is hiring more foreigners to cope with passenger demand

Tokyo's Narita Airport is hiring more foreigners as it aims to cope with growing demand with inbound passenger numbers. While promoting inbound tourism from other countries, the busy airport in Japan is hiring foreign airport workers to accommodate growing numbers of passengers flying in from oth...

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