JAPAN : JAL’s cargo traffic plummets 54%

Struggling Japan Airlines said that its international cargo volume dropped for the 15th successive month in August plummeting 54 per cent year-on-year, to 17,000 tonnes. JAL’s domestic cargo volume also fell for 14th month in a row in August, falling 17.3 per cent to 29,700 tonnes.


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JAPAN : JAL’s cargo traffic plummets 54%

Struggling Japan Airlines said that its international cargo volume dropped for the 15th successive month in August plummeting 54 per cent year-on-year, to 17,000 tonnes. JAL’s domestic cargo volume also fell for 14th month in a row in August, falling 17.3 per cent to 29,700 tonnes. The year-on-year pace of decline slowed from 21.4 per cent in July. In the first five months of fiscal 2011, which started on 1 April, JAL’s international cargo volume totalled 88,000 tonnes, down 57.6 per cent from the same period last year. JAL’s domestic cargo volume in the April- August period amounted to 138,320 tonnes, down 20.6 per cent from a year earlier.

Close call at Kansai after incursion

A Hawaiian Airlines flight bound for Honolulu mistakenly entered a runway where a cargo plane was landing last month in Kansai, Japan. Japanese aviation officials said an All Nippon Airways (ANA) B767 freighter was on final descent when the control tower realised the Hawaiian Airlines aircraft was on the runway. The ANA pilot was told to abort the landing until the Hawaiian Airlines B767-300 could taxi off the runway. The ANA freighter landed safely a few minutes later. Japan’s Transportation Safety Board rated the occurrence a “serious incident” and has sent three investigators to the site.