It was only a matter of time before another budget carrier entered the race in the growing Asian airline market. Japan Airlines has announced that it will be starting a new international budget airline. The new carrier will operate both medium-haul flights and long-haul flights. Narita International Airport (NRT) in Tokyo will serve as the official hub for the new carrier.

How far will the new low-cost carrier Japan Airlines plans to introduce be able to take passengers? The airline will offer a variety of routes throughout Asia. In addition, it will offer routes that can bring passengers to destinations in Europe and the Americas. The new budget carrier does not have a name yet. However, what is known is that flights are set to begin by some point in 2020.

Japan Airlines has every reason to be optimistic about its new low-cost option. The demand for budget airfare options in Asia is increasing by the day. It's true that Asia already has a good number of budget carriers for travelers to choose from. However, most of the budget carriers that currently operate in the region only offer service for short-haul flights between countries in Asia.

The fact that Japan Airlines is focusing on creating a budget carrier that can bring passengers to destinations in Europe, the United States and other countries around the globe is important. The new budget carrier will be in a unique position to satisfy the demands for cheap airfare and desirable destinations when it launches two years from now.

Pedro Pla is co-founder of He has been around the globe several times and considers collecting air miles and points from credit cards to be a hobby, if not, an obsession. Email: