Articles Tagged ‘Japanese airlines’

Solaseed Air has 3% of Japan’s domestic market ranking it eighth; operates 10 routes with a fleet of 12 174-seat 737-800s

Solaseed Air has 3% of Japan’s domestic market ranking it eighth; operates 10 routes with a fleet of 12 174-seat 737-800s

We look at Solaseed Air’s position in the Japanese domestic market, which routes it operates and what competition it faces on each route. Plus a look at the airline’s schedules in terms of early and late flights.

Vanilla Air is fifth biggest carrier at Tokyo Narita; ANA’s LCC starting first route from Osaka Kansai later this month

Vanilla Air is fifth biggest carrier at Tokyo Narita; ANA’s LCC starting first route from Osaka Kansai later this month

Vanilla Air is a 100%-owned subsidiary of All Nippon Airways. We reveal how much competition the LCC faces on each route and how it compares with other carriers at Tokyo’s Narita Airport.

China-Japan market grows by one-third in just two years; China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Pudong Airport and Tokyo Narita Airport lead way

China-Japan market grows by one-third in just two years; China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Pudong Airport and Tokyo Narita Airport lead way

After a few years of stagnation the China-Japan market has seen capacity grow by 33% between 2013 and 2015. We reveal the leading (and fastest-growing) airlines and airports in both countries.


Skymark Airlines launches three routes this week; plans long-haul expansion

Skymark Airlines launches three routes this week; plans long-haul expansion

With an extensive domestic network and its main operations centered on Tokyo Haneda, Skymark Airlines is now readying itself for the shift towards premium and long-haul services.

Jetstar Japan now serves 13 routes with 12 A320s; Matsuyama and Kagoshima are newest destinations served

Jetstar Japan now serves 13 routes with 12 A320s; Matsuyama and Kagoshima are newest destinations served

Jetstar Japan is one of three LCCs that launched in the country in 2012. We look at how many routes the airline now serves and what competition it faces, and have route launch pictures from Kagoshima and Matsuyama, featuring some unusual characters.

Peach, AirAsia Japan and Jetstar Japan already have 3.6% of Japan’s domestic capacity

Peach, AirAsia Japan and Jetstar Japan already have 3.6% of Japan’s domestic capacity

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?


Revitalised JAL using 787s to launch new flights to North America (Boston and San Diego) and Europe (Helsinki)

Revitalised JAL using 787s to launch new flights to North America (Boston and San Diego) and Europe (Helsinki)

oneworld member Japan Airlines has seen annual passenger numbers decline by almost 40% in just six years, but is now entering a new phase following emergence from bankruptcy. What have been the airline’s biggest network changes and which new routes will its 787s be launching soon?

ANA and JAL still losing domestic passengers; three new local LCCs promise to stimulate demand

ANA and JAL still losing domestic passengers; three new local LCCs promise to stimulate demand

It has been a year since we last looked closely at the Japanese market. How is domestic traffic faring compared with the pre-earthquake/tsunami demand levels, and what are load factors like so far this year for ANA and JAL. What share of the domestic market do ANA and JAL currently have, and why is that […]

Jetstar Japan joins the new breed of Japanese low cost carriers (three in 2012!)

Jetstar Japan joins the new breed of Japanese low cost carriers (three in 2012!)

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 wins Japanese LCC race to launch flights

Peach wins Japanese LCC race to launch flights

This year is going to see a number of interesting developments in the Japanese air travel market and the launch of Osaka Kansai based LCC Peach (a joint venture involving ANA) is the first. But what routes has it chosen and what competition does it face both directly and indirectly? Once a third A320 joins […]

Japan's domestic air travel market recovering slowly; demand still around 10% below pre-earthquake levels

Japan’s domestic air travel market recovering slowly; demand still around 10% below pre-earthquake levels

Latest figures from ANA and JAL help paint a clearer picture of how March’s earthquake and repercussions have impacted air travel demand within, as well as to and from Japan. How close is ANA to overtaking JAL on international routes and which new routes has it already started this year?

JAL’s international traffic down 30% in 2010 v 2007; ANA’s up 7%; 17% of Finnair's network ASKs on Japanese routes

JAL’s international traffic down 30% in 2010 v 2007; ANA’s up 7%; 17% of Finnair’s network ASKs on Japanese routes

Even before the terrible earthquake and its harrowing consequences, the Japanese air transport market was not having a good start to 2011. JAL’s restructuring means it is shrinking but is it still bigger than ANA on international flights? What share of international traffic do Japan’s two big carriers have and who are the other leading […]