JAL to start LCC with Qantas

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    http://www.qantas.com.au/regions/dyn/au/publicaffairs/details?ArticleID=2011/aug11/5157

    Edit: Press release from JAL: Qantas Group, Japan Airlines and Mitsubishi Corporation to form Jetstar Japan
     
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    ".....A Premium Asia Based airline." What is Premium about Jetstar?
     
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    That's a NEW carrier QF starting in Asia (I am hoping it to be HKG, we need some better competitions there). It's not referring to Jetstar Japan
     
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    Wow the plot thickens.
     
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    SIN/BKK is probably a better option if it is a ow member. But HKG probably will be a better option for QF and sucks for CX (well who cares about them :p)
     
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    I saw the % of shareholding on the Japanese site as something like 42% Qantas, 42% JAL and 12% Mitsubishi. Any ideas why Mitsubishi would get involved in this?
     
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    Yes but they all get 1/3 voting power until they find more Japanese investors. Mitsubishi wants to make profits through leasing Airbus to Jetstar Japan
     
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    Honestly I don't get the NRT-KIX strategy. Skymark's walkup fare from HND to UKB is about 12,000 yen and they are generally booked solid. If you book a round trip with JAL or ANA from HND to ITM, it's 16,000 with the round-trip "shuttle fare" and there is always availability. With advance purchase the fares come down to as little as 10,000 each way on any of the airlines. The shinkansen is between the Skymark and JAL/ANA fare and goes from city center to city center. To make the value proposition worthwhile for last-minute travelers, you would need the NRT-KIX fare to be 8,000 yen or less, compensating for the longer transit time and higher cost to get to and from NRT and/or KIX. And it would have to be even lower for advance-purchase flyers to take notice.

    I could see them doing cheap NRT/KIX - Hokkaido flights for the Australian skiiers (perhaps treated as international flights and using the intl section at CTS). I could also see them undercutting the domestic carriers to Okinawa, which is still a surprisingly expensive flight even on Skymark. NRT-KIX just seems doomed to fail.
     
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    Onishi said 40% off. So I would assume NRT-KIX will cost less than 12,000 yen for a roundtrip ticket?
     
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