30-Jul-2013 4:36 PM

ANA to launch new LCC business following AirAsia Japan dissolution, launch at end of Dec-2013

ANA Holdings stated (29-Jul-2013) that following the dissolution of its LCC JV, AirAsia Japan, it will establish a new company under which to operate. ANA will expand this new LCC business, base at Tokyo Narita and Nagoya, utilising the existing experience of AirAsia Japan along with the expertise of ANA Group’s management. This new LCC business will operate under the brand concept: “Make leisure time valuable time”. ANA Group will announce the new brand in the middle of Aug-2013 followed by details of its flight plans at the end of Sep-2013. Initial details are as follows:

  • Scheduled route: Domestic and overseas resort routes from/to Narita and Nagoya;
  • Aircraft: Commence operation by two A320-200 aircraft. Plan to increase to five aircraft at the end of Ma-2014;
  • Start of operations : End of Dec-2013;
  • President (Planned): Tomonori Ishii. [more - original PR]