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    Japan Airlines to rev up LCC network amid COVID difficulties

    TOKYO — Japan Airlines is scrambling to turn around its air transportation operations hit hard by the novel coronavirus pandemic. The major Japanese airline is promoting the structural reform of its full service carrier business as it cannot expect a full recovery in the number of business travelers, even in the post-coronavirus period. Meanwhile, JAL is staying ahead of the curve. It is taking measures to cash in on the expectedrecovery in tourism demand in the post-coronavirus period, including additional investments in affiliated low-cost carriers. JAL President Yuji Akasaka spoke about the company’s business strategy in an interview with Nikkei. […] More

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    High school football: Coaches generally pleased with spring practice; summer workouts under way

    Last year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no spring football practice and numerous restrictions on summer workouts, including no 7-on-7 games. This year, things basically got back to normal during the the spring and the summer is looking the same way with most restrictions lifted. Rain did put a damper on parts of spring practice, but the head coaches of the six parish teams were generally pleased with how things went. “That’s been one thing that’s great, to get back to normal workouts and just build a team,” Airline head coach Bo Meeks said. “The team-building aspect was […] More

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    Airlines to resume Phuket services from July

    Airlines are re-establishing direct flights to Phuket from July as the Thai government pushes ahead with a pilot scheme to reopen the island destination to vaccinated international tourists. “Thailand is preparing to reopen to fully vaccinated foreign travellers from 1 July 2021, starting with Phuket under the ‘Sandbox’ model,” the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said in a 7 June update. “Pending cabinet approval, Phuket will reopen to fully vaccinated foreign travellers under the conditions that they stay in Phuket for no less than 14 nights in an accommodation establishment [with] ‘Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration Plus’ certification.” Flag […] More