New low-cost carrier in Australia

Japan is a hot destination for Australian travellers, so the announcement that Japan Airlines (JAL) will introduce a new low-cost carrier will be welcomed by anyone wishing to visit the Land of the Rising Sun.

JAL is targeting medium and long-haul international routes throughout the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and the Americas, and will also take in Australia. JAL hopes the new budget offering will complement its other partly owned low-cost airline, Jetstar, by bringing more international visitors to Japan who would then travel on its domestic network.

Operating two Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners out of Tokyo’s Narita airport, JAL aims to have its new low-cost carrier ready in time for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, and will follow in the vein of Singapore Airline’s low-cost option, Scoot.


Have you been to Japan? Would you like to go? Will a new low-cost carrier be the catalyst to getting you there?

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Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.


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