JAL Challenges Haneda Slot Awards That Favor ANA

By Adrian Schofield
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
October 07, 2013

The latest round in the fight for coveted slots at Tokyo's Haneda Airport shows that despite Japan Airlines' (JAL) financial recovery, it is still being haunted by its journey through bankruptcy protection.

JAL is criticizing Japanese regulators for awarding a greater share of new slots at Haneda to rival All Nippon Airways (ANA) and calling for an explanation of the criteria used by the government. Whatever the official rationale, it appears that ANA has won support for its argument that slot awards should be used to help offset the advantage gained by JAL through its government-backed bailout in 2010.

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