Jul. 28, 2013 - 06:15AM JST
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SauloJpn at Jul. 28, 2013 - 07:37AM JST
"ANA however said the venture dissolved because it was not well known in Japan and could not register profits."
This is a reason why NOT to START a venture!!!
Ninjazilla at Jul. 28, 2013 - 10:19AM JST
This article is confusing. So they are completely leaving Japan?
Virtuoso at Jul. 28, 2013 - 10:49AM JST
The airline business in Japan essentially remains a government-protected, privileged monopoly for transporting the affluent to their deluxe destinations, and everybody else can take a walk.
Citizen2012 at Jul. 28, 2013 - 11:04AM JST
"privileged monopolies" , one of the very successful Japanese business model . Why would ANA want a cheaper competitor ? I suspect ANA has done what is necessary to show that budget airlines have no future in Japan and it worked.
BurakuminDes at Jul. 28, 2013 - 11:14AM JST
I hope those sexy cabin-girls get a gig somewhere else - I want to see them on my next flight!
Bartholomew Harte at Jul. 28, 2013 - 11:38AM JST
Without the "Push" from ANA as far as Advertising this new venture they'll take a nice writeoff & add to their own buisness-What a way to fly!
paulinusa at Jul. 28, 2013 - 11:49AM JST
"This article is confusing. So they are completely leaving Japan?"
Here's what I think: The airline was a money loser, the Japanese routes weren't profitable and the owners didn't see eye to eye on how to operate.
WA4TKG at Jul. 28, 2013 - 01:52PM JST
FANTASTIC !; I want to buy one of those Uniforms for my NEXT Girl Friend !!! :O
Serrano at Jul. 28, 2013 - 01:57PM JST
That is how all flight attendants should greet passengers!
KnowBetter at Jul. 28, 2013 - 03:19PM JST
So does this mean that ANA will eventually do the same with Peach (ANA & First Eastern Investment Group out of Hong Kong partnership) and then fold everything into one Low Cost Carrier (LCC)? It would make sense to be in complete control of your own LCC to feed your mainline routes, yes?
JeffLee at Jul. 28, 2013 - 07:20PM JST
They partnered with the company that would be their direct competitor. Doesn't sound too smart.
Realistic at Jul. 28, 2013 - 09:32PM JST
worried but smiling!
Hope they get a good break soon!
Déjà vu again at Jul. 29, 2013 - 10:15AM JST
The problem is Air Asia seems to be a shareholder led company, and these kind of short term gain shareholder led companies are not a sustainable model. Air Asia will probably not be used ever again by Japanese.
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