ANA Plans to Create Low Cost Carrier Focusing on Travel to Places Like Guam and Hawaii

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Guam – Various Japanese media are reporting that Japan’s ANA airlines is planing to create a new low cost carrier that will focus on resort travel to places like Guam and Hawaii.

Travel Daily Media reports that the new low-cost carrier will announced in August and officially launched in December. It will fly out of Tokyo and Nagoya.

READ the posting on Travel Daily Media HERE

News of ANA’s plan to create its own low-cost carrier follows its decision last month to dissolve its money losing partnership with AirAsia.  Operations under the AirAsia Japan brand are scheduled to end in October.

Reuters also cites a report in Japan’s Nikkei news service as saying the plan is to create a resort-oriented carrier targeting tourists headed overseas.

READ the Reuters report HERE

On Tuesday, ANA reported a $67 million dollar loss for the April-June Quarter blaming it on soaring fuel costs and problems with Boeing’s Dreamliner.

 

New low-cost carrier to launch in December 2013, based at Tokyo and Nagoya