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Qantas CEO considers launch of LCC services on Japan-Asia routes

23-Sep-2010 11:46 AM

Qantas Airways CEO, Alan Joyce, stated the carrier plans to increase the number of LCC services between Japan and other Asia Pacific destinations through its LCC subsidiary, Jetstar Airways (The Nikkei, 23-Sep-2010). Jetstar plans to launch services connecting Tokyo Narita to destinations in Vietnam and Singapore, among other Asia Pacific destinations, within the next five years.  Qantas owns 27% of Jetstar Pacific and 49% of Jetstar Asia, with plans for these LCCs to operate services to Narita, Kansai and possibly Haneda in the future.