Japan Airlines Chairman Kazuo Inamori stated no decision has been made regarding the launch of an LCC subsidiary and expressed some reluctance in following ANA's decision to launch such a subsidiary (Associated Press/Wall Street Journal/The Nikkei, 20/21-Oct-2010). He added that JAL should focus on offer high-quality service rather than an LCC option.
Japan Airlines: "JAL's earnings are recovering, but I think we should refrain from chasing after scale expansion.Look at the U.S. example, where many low-cost carriers that entered the market have since exited," Kazuo Inamori, Chairman. Source: The Nikkei, 21-Oct-2010.
Japan Airlines: "I think JAL should stick with being a high-quality airline. We should strictly refrain from pursuing expansion of scale," Kazuo Inamori, Chairman. Source: Wall Street Journal, 20-Oct-2010.