FBI Searches Airline's Headquarters

Friday, March 16th 2007, 7:34 am
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ All Nippon Airway said its flights were operating normally after FBI agents raided the company's North American headquarters.

The agents executed a federal search warrant at All Nippon's customer relations and service office in suburban Torrance early Thursday, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. Because the search warrant was under seal she declined to say why the office was under scrutiny.

In a statement issued by its Tokyo headquarters, ANA said it had not yet confirmed the reason for the investigation.

``There is no suspicion of terrorism and the ANA flights are operating normally,'' the statement said.

As Japan's second-largest airline by revenue, ANA flies to 50 destinations in Japan and 24 cities throughout Asia, Europe and the United States. The company also has assets in land, air transport, travel, hotels and other businesses.