ANA President Shinichiro Ito stated (21-Jul-2011) that Peach Aviation and AirAsia Japan will compete in two different markets, with Peach serving the Kansai region, which has a population of around 20 million people. AirAsia Japan will be based at Tokyo Narita International Airport. ANA also stated there is enough Japanese cockpit crew to support the start-ups due to the downsizing of JAL. In response to a question on cockpit crew resources, fleet type and product distribution, ANA noted: "The new company AAJ hasn't been officially registered and no decisions have been formed about such items. And moreover at this point there's been no decision on where to fly - although there will be a mixture of domestic and international routes." The carrier also stated it would work with major Japanese travel agents to sell the fares of its LCCs.
Peach and AirAsia Japan to compete in different markets: ANA
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