Growth seems to be returning to Sapporo Chitose Airport again, with anna.aero 2013 estimates of close to 18 million annual passengers anticipated at the airport serving the fourth largest city in Japan. Sounds like a reason to celebrate with a local beer!
Peach connects Osaka hub to Sendai.
Japanese domestic air travel market growing again thanks to emergence of AirAsia Japan, Jetstar Japan and Peach
Japan’s two biggest carriers, ANA and Japan Airlines, reported a combined growth of almost 6% in their domestic traffic in 2012. But compared with 2010 demand is still down 7%. However, the new breed of local LCCs has resulted in domestic capacity being almost 8% up in April.
Japan’s domestic market is being shaken up gradually by the growth of three locally-based LCCs supported by ANA and JAL. But which of the three has grabbed the biggest share of the domestic market to date, and which other Japanese carriers have added capacity this winter compared with last year?
Peach now flies from Osaka Kansai Airport to Taipei Taoyuan and Okinawa with its low-cost configured A320 aircraft.
This week Jetstar Japan became the latest new LCC to launch operations in the Japanese market. By the end of the year the market will have welcomed three new LCCs during 2012. How do their network strategies compare and how quickly do they plan to grow?
Peach starts flying from Osaka Kansai to Hong Kong with daily frequencies.
Japan’s new low-cost airline Peach celebrated winning anna.aero’s Route of the Week award for its recently launched first international route, while two European airports baked cakes for two different celebrations. Pula Airport welcomed another new airline, Jet2.com, to the Croatian airport, while Budapest Airport celebrated that CSA Czech Airlines has served the Hungarian capital for 75 years (!).
Peach now flies to Seoul Incheon Airport in South Korea from Osaka Kansai Airport. This is the low-cost airline’s first international route.
Peach launches fourth route from Osaka Kansai to Kagoshima; indirect competition from Skymark and ANA.
Peach’s new Nagasaki service faces indirect competition from ANA, JAL and Skymark.