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JAL may sue govt over allocation of airport landing slots, says CEO

Airline seeks govt reply after rival ANA receives more slots

Mr Ueki: The government's decision awarding more slots to ANA is opaque and irrational, and the ensuing uncertainty is preventing JAL from planning its flight schedule, says the JAL chief. - PHOTO: REUTERS

[TOKYO] Japan Airlines (JAL) reserves the right to sue the Japanese government for favouring rival ANA Holdings by allocating it more landing slots, JAL's president told Reuters yesterday, raising the prospect of an unprecedented battle that could batter the nation's airline industry. Asking a