6-Sep-2012 3:14 PM

Japanese LCCs call on Japan to adopt global standards

Jetstar Japan CEO Miyuki Suzuki, speaking at CAPA's LCCs & New Age Airlines in North Asia Conference in Macau, renewed (06-Sep-2012) calls for Japanese regulators to adopt global standards instead of being in an "isolate Galapagos". Ms Susuki noted Jetstar Japan recently hired a pilot with 8000 hours of experience but noted the pilot still had to complete 24 hours of training. She added different regulators cover airport runways and terminals. “I’ve never seen a passenger who uses the airport runway but doesn’t use the airport terminal,” Ms Suzuki said. Meanwhile, AirAsia Japan noted 25 minute turnarounds cannot be accomplished, in part because passengers cannot board a flight while the aircraft is re-fueling. Peach is unable to board and deplane from front and rear doors.

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