Japan Airlines says it believes its partnership with Spring Airlines will give it greater access to parts of the Chinese market it had previously not been able to reach. Photo: AFP
Japan Airlines says it believes its partnership with Spring Airlines will give it greater access to parts of the Chinese market it had previously not been able to reach. Photo: AFP
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Japan Airlines to make local unit of China’s Spring Airlines a subsidiary, eyeing post-coronavirus travel recovery

  • JAL will raise its stake in the low-cost carrier to 51 per cent to give it greater access to the Chinese market, anticipating travel returning to 2019 levels by 2025
  • Analysts say while tensions between Tokyo and Beijing over issues like the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands could affect tourism, they still have strong economic ties

Japan Airlines says it believes its partnership with Spring Airlines will give it greater access to parts of the Chinese market it had previously not been able to reach. Photo: AFP
Japan Airlines says it believes its partnership with Spring Airlines will give it greater access to parts of the Chinese market it had previously not been able to reach. Photo: AFP
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