Asia, where more than a dozen new low-fare carriers started in the past two decades, got a new entrant in Japan Airlines Co.
Japan’s second-largest carrier is deepening its bet in the market for frills-free air travel by setting up a carrier in July for medium-to-long-haul international flights from Narita International Airport, which serves Tokyo. The yet-to-be named carrier will start operating two Boeing Co. 787-8 aircraft, JAL said in a statement on its website Monday.
Economic growth has spawned a new class of first-time fliers from Vietnam to the Philippines. Low-fare airlines have taken up more than half of the market share in Southeast Asia, putting pressure on profitability for full-service carriers, the International Air Transport Associationhas said.
source – bloomberg.com