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Qantas CEO: Jetstar Japan is on track to becoming profitable

5-Jun-2013 10:44 AM

Japan Airlines chairman Masaru Onishi stated Jetstar Japan is still learning about the Japanese market, however plans to begin international operations are one to two years away (Sydney Morning Herald, 05-Jun-2013). Mr Onishi said: “Right now they are in a situation of learning how to know the Japanese market [and] still they are having some difficulties [however] maybe they can make a good performance in international short-haul. Now they are in the stage of preparation for doing that.'' Qantas CEO Alan Joyce agreed stating the low-cost carrier is on track to becoming profitable within three years from its launch stating: “We believe we have a solid case that is no different from what our competitors are operating up there".