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Japan Airlines to launch low-cost carrier by 2020

IANS  |  Tokyo 

Airlines announced on Monday it will launch an international low-cost to be operational by 2020.

Japan's formerly will focus on middle-distance flights between and other Asian air hubs as well as connections to and the Americas, news reported citing a JAL statement issued on Monday.

The new low-cost will begin operations in the summer of 2020, coinciding with the Tokyo Olympics, an event has used to boost its popularity as a tourist destination.

JAL already has a minority stake in regional low-cost and is now following in the steps of rival ANA, which in March announced the merger of its low-cost subsidiaries Peach and in order to expand operations.

The new airline, the name of which is yet to be announced, will also operate domestic flights across Japan, a market where are used by less than 10 per cent of passengers -- a much lower market share compared to other Asian or European countries.



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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 14:04 IST