Asia Pacific recognises nofrills benefits

first_imgMajor airlines across the Asia Pacific are seeing the strategic benefits of low-cost carriers (LCC), with three new LCC launched in the region this month.A&F Aviation kicked off the cheaper services with Japan’s first full-serivce, low cost subsidiary airline, Peach, Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation reported.Elected to maintain and boost the carrier’s regional and leisure presence, Peach, literally named after the fruit “that symbolises longevity, energy and happiness across Asian countries”, will operate 10 Airbus A320.Meanwhile THAI is preparing to expand its services in Thailand, receiving approval to launch a new regional carrier, Thai Wing. Using B737s the subsidiary is said to begin flights from March or April next year on domestic and international routes. Late last week, Singapore Airlines also unveiled plans to launch a new low fare subsidiary, with launch date expected within the year.The carriers chief executive Goh Choon Phong said the LCC could create new “growth opportunity” and would be used to cater growing demand from consumers for cheaper travel.While the airline is expected to be owned by Singapore Airlines, it will operate independently. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img