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14 Nov, 2011

Age of low-cost flights – The Japan Times Online

It appears that Japan is finally entering the age of low-cost flights. All Nippon Airways has set up a joint venture, Peach Aviation, with a Chinese investment fund and plans to set up another joint venture, AirAsia Japan, with AirAsia of Malaysia, a leading low-coast carrier (LCC) in Asia. Japan Airlines, now undergoing rehabilitation, has decided to launch an LCC joint venture, Jetstar Japan, with Australia’s Qantas group and Mitsubishi Corp.

Peach Aviation will use Kansai airport as its base airport, starting flight operations in March 2012. AirAsia Japan will use Narita airport, starting flight services in August 2012. Jetstar Japan plans to start business in 2012.

via Age of low-cost flights | The Japan Times Online.