All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines combined share of Japanese domestic market falls below 75%

Mascots, mascots, everywhere! Japan’s new breed of LCCs seem to love a mascot (or five) to celebrate a route launch as demonstrated by; Jetstar Japan (Tokyo Narita to Takamatsu), Peach Aviation (Okinawa to Fukuoka) and Vanilla Air (Tokyo Narita to Amami-Oshima). These three LCCs now have 6.4% of the domestic market in terms of seat capacity, up from 5.2% a year ago.

Japan’s two biggest airlines (All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines) report detailed monthly traffic statistics. Combining their figures gives a good indication of the domestic market, as between them they account for almost three-quarters of all seat capacity. anna.aero’s analysis of their combined data shows that for the first time since we started collecting data in 2006, domestic and international traffic have grown year-on-year for each of the last 12 months. The airlines’ drop in international traffic in early 2013 coincides with the 787 grounding, of which ANA at the time had 17 and JAL seven.

Chart: Japanese airlines traffic development - Year-on-year change in passengers: 1/2007 to 6/2014

Source: All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines.

ANA plus JAL market domestic market share dips below 75%

Analysis of schedule data in the Japanese domestic market shows that while overall seat capacity is up a modest 1.2%, the two leading carriers have cut their capacities, resulting in their combined share falling from 75.2% in August 2013 to 73.7% in August 2014. The combined market shares of the relatively new local LCCs (AirAsia Japan/Vanilla Air, Jetstar Japan and Peach Aviation) has grown from 5.2% to 6.4%.

Airline (Code) Seats
(Aug 2013)
Seats share
(Aug 2013)
Seats
(Aug 2014)
Seats share
(Aug 2014)
Seats
(Aug 14 v Aug 13)
All Nippon Airways (NH) 6,912,904 49.7% 6,904,928 49.1% -0.1%
Japan Airlines (JL) 3,540,397 25.5% 3,457,340 24.6% -2.3%
Skymark Airlines (BC) 885,354 6.4% 944,597 6.7% +6.7%
Jetstar Japan (GK) 390,600 2.8% 524,520 3.7% +34.3%
Air Do (HD) 399,604 2.9% 401,220 2.9% +0.4%
Japan Transocean Air (NU) 365,250 2.6% 354,518 2.5% -2.9%
Solaseed Air (LQ/6J) 321,036 2.3% 322,214 2.3% +0.4%
Peach Aviation (MM) 240,840 1.7% 268,740 1.9% +11.6%
Japan Air Commuter (3X/JAC) 273,708 2.0% 259,346 1.8% -5.2%
Starflyer (7G) 88,506 0.6% 249,426 1.8% +181.8%
Vanilla Air (JW) 111,600 0.8% *new*
Fuji Dream Airlines (JH) 101,520 0.7% 107,424 0.8% +5.8%
Ibex Airlines (FW) 83,700 0.6% 83,700 0.6% +0.0%
Spring Airlines Japan (IJ) 52,390 0.4% *new*
Oriental Air Bridge (OC) 28,080 0.2% 28,158 0.2% +0.3%
Global Jet (7G) 165,390 1.2%
AirAsia Japan (JW) 100,440 0.7%
Total all airlines 13,897,329 100.0% 14,070,121 100.0% +1.2%
Source: Innovata / Diio Mi for August 2013 and August 2014.

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