JAL Warned over Drinking by Flight Attendant on Duty

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Tokyo, Jan. 11 (Jiji Press)--Japan's transport ministry warned Japan Airlines <9201> on Friday to improve its business operations following a drinking incident involving a flight attendant on duty.

The ministry summoned JAL President Yuji Akasaka to issue the warning.

The administrative action came less than a month after the ministry slapped a business improvement order, under the civil aeronautics act, on the major airline following heavy drinking by a JAL copilot in October.

The ministry noted that the incident involving the flight attendant is a severe safety issue and called for a review of the management system regarding drinking by crew members and preventive measures.

Akasaka offered a sincere apology. JAL issued a comment saying it will strictly implement preventive measures to make sure that similar incidents will never happen.

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