All Nippon Airways has taken a major regulatory step towards creating a joint-venture low-cost carrier, and has also appointed a senior ANA executive to run the LCC. ANA on Aug. 31 applied to the Legal Affairs Bureau of Japan to establish the joint venture with AirAsia. The joint venture company, AirAsia Japan Co. Ltd., will apply for an air operator’s certificate (AOC) “with the aim of beginning low-cost operations from August next year,” ANA says. It has previously said the AOC ...


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