Japanese departure tax could have large impact on airlines such as low cost carriers: ANA CEO

TOKYO - The impact of Japan's possible departure tax on airlines such as low-cost carriers could be quite large, the chief executive of ANA Holdings Inc said on Tuesday.

It is difficult to say what the impact of the tax would be on inbound visitor numbers, Shinya Katanozaka, chief executive of Japan's largest airline by revenues, told reporters.

He was referring to a tax of up to 1,000 yen ($8.89) that the Japanese government is widely reported to be considering levying on travellers departing the country.