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ANA to launch budget carrier in 2023, aiming for pandemic recovery

AirJapan to fly to Asia and Oceania from Japan

Air Japan President and CEO Hideki Mineguchi poses during a news conference in Tokyo on March 8. (Photo by Kohnosuke Urata)

TOKYO -- ANA Holdings will launch a new budget brand, AirJapan, that will offer flights from Japan to Asia next year, the airline said Tuesday.

The move comes as the Japanese carrier looks for a new driver of earnings to help it recover from the pandemic, which has wreaked havoc on the industry.

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