23-Jun-2010 10:19 AM

ANA considers LCC subsidiary on strength of rising LCC market share

All Nippon Airways President, Shinichiro Ito, confirmed the carrier is considering plans to establish a Kansai Airport-based LCC to operate domestic and international services. He said LCCs have been "gaining power in Europe and Asia, and expanding their market shares" (Daily Yomiuri, 23-Jun-2010). Mr Ito added: "As there are a certain number of customers who prefer low-priced services, we're discussing how to operate a low-cost carrier in Japan."