Jetstar Jetstar and AirAsia Form World’s First LCC Alliance
Qantas-subsidiary Jetstar and AirAsia announced an alliance that will “reduce costs, pool expertise and ultimately result in cheaper fares.” This move is interesting to watch as it is part of a new trend – the emergence of cooperation between low cost carriers (LCCs) and could be a trigger transforming the Asian rapidly growing budget airline market.
Jetstar will share parts and ground and passenger handling services with Malaysia’s AirAsia, which is Asia’s biggest budget airline. They will also investigate jointly procuring new aircraft, cooperate on buying engineering and maintenance supplies and will carry each other’s passengers stranded by breakdowns and other disruptions, as reported.

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Fuji Dream Airlines Fuji Dream Airlines to Takeover JAL Withdrawal from Fukuoka and Sapporo
Fuji Dream Airlines (FDA), established on June 2008 and commenced operations in July last year from its Shizuoka base with scheduled flights to Komatsu, Kagoshima and Kumamoto, is now expanding its service to Shin-Chitose and Fukuoka airport from Shinshu Matsumoto Airport. The two routes currently flown by Japan Airlines will soon be abandoned at the end of May as part of the JAL restructuring plan.

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