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21-Oct-2010 10:22 AM

JAL undecided on LCC subsidiary

Japan Airlines Chairman Kazuo Inamori stated no decision has been made regarding the launch of an LCC subsidiary and expressed some reluctance in following ANA's decision to launch such a subsidiary (Associated Press/Wall Street Journal/The Nikkei, 20/21-Oct-2010). He added that JAL should focus on offer high-quality service rather than an LCC option.

Japan Airlines: "JAL's earnings are recovering, but I think we should refrain from chasing after scale expansion.Look at the U.S. example, where many low-cost carriers that entered the market have since exited,"  Kazuo Inamori, Chairman. Source: The Nikkei, 21-Oct-2010.

Japan Airlines: "I think JAL should stick with being a high-quality airline. We should strictly refrain from pursuing expansion of scale," Kazuo Inamori, Chairman. Source: Wall Street Journal, 20-Oct-2010.