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Peach restarts international flights after 7-month suspension

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Peach Aviation Limited on Oct 25 restarted its Osaka (Kansai) - Taipei (Taoyuan) route. In addition, the Tokyo  (Haneda) -Taipei (Taoyuan) route and the Tokyo (Narita) -Taipei (Taoyuan) route resumed on Monday. The restarts come after Peach's international flights were suspended for on March 20. With the resumption of international… Read

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Matsushima’s moods and marvels

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Matsushima, on the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, is widely regarded as one of Japan’s three most scenic destinations, thanks to the pine-dotted islands in its broad bay. For good reason, it has been a popular travel destination for centuries (literally!). It has great natural beauty, religious and historical sites, and… Read

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Travel-starved 'passengers' dine on parked Singapore Airlines jet

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Hundreds of travel-starved diners ate lunch and watched seat-back films aboard two parked Singapore Airlines jets turned into pop-up restaurants on Saturday. With the aviation industry in deep crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic, airlines have turned to alternative ways to raise cash, from offering "flights to nowhere" to tours… Read

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ANA to add budget carrier Peach to loyalty program as leisure demand rises

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ANA Holdings Inc will allow customers to redeem frequent flyer miles on its budget carrier Peach as it weighs boosting the proportion of domestic flights flown by the low-cost airline, three sources familiar with the matter said. Travel demand in Japan is becoming increasingly weighted toward the leisure market due… Read

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When the pandemic is over…Beautiful photos of places Japan travelers want to visit after corona

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Zekkei is a flowery Japanese word that translates to “beautiful scenery,” but the linguistic flair feels justified when you see some of the breathtaking views to be found as you travel around the country. As a matter of fact, there’s enough zekkei in Japan that there’s a whole travel site called Zekkei Japan,… Read

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Spend a night on a stopped train near Mt Fuji on Gakunan Railway Line

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Whether you're a train buff, a Mount Fuji enthusiast, a photographer with a preference for the night, someone interested in unique experiences, or perhaps all of the above, we have a proposal for you: The Gakunan Railway Line, operated by the Gakunan Electric Train Co Ltd (岳南電車株式会社 Gakunan Densha Kabushiki-gaisha), is… Read

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Hard hit by virus, airlines push for tests over quarantines

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What will it take to get people flying again? International air traffic is down 92% this year as travelers worry about catching COVID-19 and government travel bans and quarantine rules make planning difficult. One thing airlines believe could help is to have rapid virus tests of all passengers before departure.… Read

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Airlines face tough winter as hoped-for pick-up fails to materialise

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Airlines face a long, hard winter after a much hoped for rebound from the coronavirus crisis failed to materialize, prompting savage cost cutting programs and fresh calls for government support. "We are in a race against time. The key thing is to have the cash... we need to move quickly,… Read

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A taste for travel? Finnair to sell plane food in shops

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Finnish carrier Finnair will start selling business class airplane food in supermarkets in a move to keep its catering staff employed and to offer a taste of the airline experience to those missing flying in the COVID-19 times. The state-controlled airline said that in a pilot scheme the handmade meals,… Read

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Kyoto voted as Best Big City in the world by international travelers, beating out Tokyo

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There are plenty of exceptional places to travel in the world, but we’d like to think that Japan is one of the best. Beautiful landscapes, delicious food, friendly people, extensive history, and quirky culture make Japan an ideal travel destination not only for us, but for people across the world.… Read

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