Japan: International Growth – And Consolidation?
After first coming on to the scene in 2012, Japanese LCCs have steadily increased their share of the market, and now carry 1 in 10 domestic passengers – a significant achievement when viewed in the context of infrastructure constraints and the stickiness of Japanese consumers to the full service incumbents. The country’s LCCs may be seeking greener pastures in international markets but overlapping operations and the recent addition of a fifth LCC in the form of AirAsia Japan has brought up various consolidation scenarios and questions of whether the market is saturated. Is there a need for rationalisation? What form would this take? What are the potential partnership opportunities between Japan’s LCCs?
Moderator: MIT Scale Network Ningbo, Associate Professor, Chikage Miyoshi
- Jetstar Japan, Chief Executive Advisor, Nick Rohrlach
- Peach Aviation, Chief Corporate Planning Officer, Satoru Endo