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Low-cost Carriers in the Japanese Aviation Market

Shinya Hanaoka

A chapter in Airline Economics in Asia, 2018, vol. 7, pp 9-31 from Emerald Publishing Ltd

Abstract: Abstract This chapter examines the issues of the low-cost carriers (LCCs) in Japan and their impact on the domestic and international aviation markets. “Genuine” LCCs, such as Peach Aviation and Jetstar Japan, began their operations in 2012 to follow the new movement of low-cost and low-fare airlines, which are different from the “new emerging” airlines, such as Skymark and AIRDO that appeared in the late 1990s. We discuss the recent history of LCCs in Japan, the characteristics of each LCC, the competitiveness of the high-speed railway in the domestic market, the impact of open sky policies, and the contribution of inbound foreign visitors to the international passenger volume increase. As LCCs in Japan have recently begun operations, they can continue to play a significant role in the Japanese aviation market.

Keywords: Air transportation; transportation analysis; regional studies; L93; L51 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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