Narita landing rights at centre of Japan AirlinesÆ alliance decision

Reducing the presence of US airlines at Tokyo's Narita Airport is a key issue behind the Japanese governmentÆs reported preference for a Japan Airlines-Delta tie-up.

Narita landing rights at centre of Japan AirlinesÆ alliance decision
A JAL aircraft lands in Hong Kong.

An air treaty between Japan and the US that was signed more than 50 years ago could be behind the Japanese government's reported preference for Japan Airlines JAL to switch alliances and join Delta Air Lines in Skyteam.

The Japanese government is deeply concerned with the open sky policy between Japan and the US, said Hajime Tozaki, professor of transport at Tokyo-based Waseda University's organisation of Asian studies. The former air transport treaty between the US and Japan has...

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