Japanese Airline ANA Plots Launch of Low-Cost Vacation-Focused Carrier
Japan’s ANA Holdings Inc plans to beef up its low-cost-carrier operations by focusing on resort travel to places such as Guam and Hawaii, the Nikkei said, citing company sources.
While the company’s lead carrier All Nippon Airways will cash in on high-priced business travels, its budget airlines will target tourists headed overseas, the paper said.
ANA bought AirAsia Bhd out of a Japanese budget airline joint venture for 2.45 billion yen ($24.99 million) last month, dissolving a loss-making alliance after less than two years.
This unit will now become a resort-oriented carrier, ANA said on Tuesday, the Nikkei said.