No frills for cash-strapped JAL


Japan Airlines is considering launching a budget carrier to help boost its earnings as it undergoes state government-backed rehabilitation.

According to the Daily Yomiuri, the proposed no-frills carrier would fly under its own brand name, rather than under the JAL brand.

The proposal has been included in the airlines corporate turnaround plan which has been submitted to the Tokyo District Court.

The airlines budget carrier proposal comes after rival All Nippon Airways (ANA) expressed plans to establish a low cost carrier in June.

JAL also announced plans to delay the launch of a management team reshuffle to December from an earlier target of October, the Nikkei reported.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.F
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