Latest New Chitose Airport Stories

2008-12-06 14:58:57

The flight of a Japanese passenger plane was delayed this week because of confusion over the number of people in the pop group SMAP's entourage. The flight, carrying 502 passengers from New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido, took off 48 minutes late Thursday as a result, The Yomiuri Shimbun reported. Members of the band and their companions were checked in for the All Nippon Airways flight separately. After the plane started taxiing into position for takeoff, an airline employee realized only 15...

2008-07-12 18:00:19

Tokyo, July 12 (Jiji Press)--All Nippon Airways is considering abolishing flights between Kansai International Airport in western Japan and Guam as well as those between Central Japan International Airport and Taipei sometime by March 2009, Jiji Press learned Saturday. The move is part of the company's plan to streamline its flight operations in response to surging fuel costs, informed sources said. By ending its Kansai-Guam route, ANA plans to only offer China- and South Korea-bound...

2008-07-04 09:00:30

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Sapporo, 4 July - Police arrested a South Korean man Friday on suspicion of obstructing an immigration officer at an airport - an incident that sources familiar with the matter said involves a labour union official trying to enter Japan to attend a rally related to next week's Group of Eight summit in Hokkaido, northern Japan. Lee Geun Sun, 48, is suspected of pushing the back of the officer's head against a wall after the...

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