More than 1,000 passengers cancel JAL flights amid Japan-China row
Japan Airlines stated more than 1,000 people had cancelled reservations for services between Japan and China amid strained bilateral ties stemming from Tokyo's detention of a Chinese trawler captain in disputed waters (AFP/Kyodo, 29-Sep-2010). The carrier added that if the boycott continues it will have to consider reducing services due to the financial impact of the cancellations.
Japan Airlines: "If they continue cancelling our flights, we may have to look at the possibility of reducing the number of flights. If the situation lasts long, it will hit our revenue by billions of yen," JAL Masaru Onishi, President. Source: AFP, 29-Sep-2010.