ANA Holdings has appointed Shinichi Inoue as
Representative Director and President of its subsidiary LCC
Vanilla Air, effective 2 November 2018.
The appointment is in preparation for the
integration of its ANA's LCCs - Peach Aviation and Vanilla.
Shinichi Inoue (pictured) is also Representative
Director and CEO of Peach.
Takeaki Mori, Deputy CEO and COO of Peach, has
been appointed, as Senior Executive Vice President of Vanilla.
The integration of Peach and Vanilla is
scheduled to be completed in FY 2019, with ANA selling all of the
shares in Vanilla to Peach.
The new integrated LCC plans to enter the
mid-haul LCC market in FY2020 and beyond that, it plans to have
more than 50 aircraft operating on more than 50 routes, up from
the 35 aircraft today and the 39 routes currently served.