The fast-growing Japanese low-cost carrier (LCC) sector is set for some significant changes in its competitive dynamic this year, with a step toward consolidation and the likely launch of a new player. All Nippon Airways Holdings (ANA HD) is boosting its stake in LCC Peach Aviation, bringing Peach into the ANA group and aligning it more closely with ANA subsidiary Vanilla Air. Meanwhile, AirAsia is preparing to start service with its much-delayed Japanese LCC joint venture. ANA HD has ...


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