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.
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.
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.