clearn.png
Thursday October 6th, 2022 8:12PM

Japan's Zipair changes logo to nix perception of Russia link

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese low-cost carrier Zipair is changing the design on its tail from the letter “Z,” which resembles the symbol on Russian tanks.

Zipair President Shingo Nishida made the announcement this week at Narita Airport near Tokyo. He acknowledged the resemblance and the confusion it might invite, noting the “invasion of Ukraine.”

For now the letter has been covered with a decal design. By the year’s end the airline will update the livery on all of its aircraft.

The carrier is part of the Japan Airlines, or JAL, group and was set up in 2018. It operates four Boeing 787-8 aircraft, with fights connecting Narita with Bangkok, Seoul, Honolulu, Singapore and Los Angeles.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP World News, AP Business
© Copyright 2022 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Amid Ukraine's war, a farmer takes comfort in her snails
The wartime disruption to supplies of grain and other crops from Ukraine that feed the world has captured global attention and sent food prices soaring
3:36AM ( 12 minutes ago )
Thailand drops registration for visitors, outdoor mask rule
Thailand is lifting a pre-arrival registration requirement for foreign visitors that was seen as onerous and a drag on the recovery for a tourism industry battered by the coronavirus pandemic
3:27AM ( 20 minutes ago )
Japan's Zipair changes logo to nix perception of Russia link
Japanese low-cost carrier Zipair is changing the design on its tail from the letter “Z,” which resembles the symbol on Russian tanks
3:08AM ( 39 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
EXPLAINER: Why Rwanda and Congo are sliding toward war again
The threat of war with neighboring Congo is simmering under the tidy surface of Rwanda’s capital as the East African nation hosts the British prime minister and other world leaders next week for the Commonwealth summit
1:02AM ( 2 hours ago )
Costa Rica chaos a warning that ransomware threat remains
Costa Rica has been reeling from unprecedented ransomware attacks disrupting everyday life in the Central American nation for the last two months
12:26AM ( 3 hours ago )
Australia's new prime minister considers visit to Ukraine
Australia’s new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says he will take advice on whether to accept President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's invitation to visit Ukraine during an upcoming European trip
12:21AM ( 3 hours ago )
AP World News
Freedom riders' 1947 convictions vacated in North Carolina
Legendary civil rights leader Bayard Rustin and three other men will have their sentences vacated posthumously
1:35AM ( 2 hours ago )
Alabama church shooting kills 2, wounds 1; suspect held
Police in Alabama say a single gunman opened fired on a small group meeting at a suburban church, killing two people and injuring a third before being taken into custody
1:19AM ( 2 hours ago )
Yellowstone Park gateway towns fret about tourism future
After the severe flooding, business owners in some of the gateway towns leading to Yellowstone National Park are trying to figure out how they’ll make ends meet without a steady stream of tourists
12:34AM ( 3 hours ago )
AP Business
Amid Ukraine's war, a farmer takes comfort in her snails
The wartime disruption to supplies of grain and other crops from Ukraine that feed the world has captured global attention and sent food prices soaring
3:36AM ( 12 minutes ago )
Thailand drops registration for visitors, outdoor mask rule
Thailand is lifting a pre-arrival registration requirement for foreign visitors that was seen as onerous and a drag on the recovery for a tourism industry battered by the coronavirus pandemic
3:27AM ( 20 minutes ago )
Amid Ukraine's war, a farmer takes comfort from her snails
The wartime disruption to supplies of grain and other crops from Ukraine that feed the world has captured global attention and sent food prices soaring
2:53AM ( 55 minutes ago )
New names -- and Rory McIlroy -- top US Open leaderboard
For one day at least, the U.S. Open was wide open
2:30AM ( 1 hour ago )
Asian stocks follow Wall St lower on economy fears
Asian stock markets are mostly lower after Wall Street fell on fears interest rate hikes will depress global economic activity
2:23AM ( 1 hour ago )