Japan’s forgotten airlines: the Japanese LCC segment

Japan’s two major airlines – Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways – have featured prominently in the news of late, but very little is known about Japan’s low cost carriers, despite five LCCs operating in the market for most of last decade. They are mostly small and fairly fragile, but JAL's tribulations and the opening of a new runway at Tokyo Haneda Airport later this year could finally give them the opportunity to soar.

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