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JAL asks for review of landing slot allotment at Haneda

Published Sun, Oct 6, 2013 · 10:00 PM
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[TOKYO] Japan Airlines has asked regulators for a formal review of a government decision to award rival ANA Holdings more than half of new landing slots at Tokyo's bustling Haneda airport, saying it will crimp future earnings.

JAL received five landing and take-off slots at Tokyo International Airport compared with ANA's 11, after ANA argued a taxpayer-funded bailout has given JAL a competitive edge.

The decision, made last week, could cost JAL six billion yen (S$76.9 million) a year in operating profit, said JAL president Yoshiharu Ueki, who called the allocation "skewed".

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