All Nippon Airways has taken a major regulatory step toward creating a low-cost carrier through a joint venture, and has also appointed a senior ANA executive to run the LCC. On Aug. 31, ANA applied to the Legal Affairs Bureau of Japan to establish the joint venture with Malaysian carrier 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 ...


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