Peach operates a fleet of A320s flying to a range of destinations across Asia from Japan. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Albert Kuan)

The Land of the Rising LCC: How Japan’s Economy Kick-Started Low-Cost Flying

The airline world may be an ever-changing industry with airlines coming and going, but nothing has affected the Japanese aviation market more than the development of low-cost carriers. While incredibly prevalent today, many forget is how recent of a phenomenon the low-cost carrier was. To begin, the 21st century saw little change for the airlines of Japan with the big three carriers of SkyMarks, All Nippon and Japan Airlines dominating the market. Low-cost carriers were few and far between with…