Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) is "concerned" that government funding for struggling Japan Airlines (JAL) will compromise competitiveness in the market.

"We believe it is important to secure customer convenience by the injection of public funding," says ANA.

"However, we are also highly concerned that the fair and competitive environment would not be secured under the financial support and injection of public funding," it adds.

JAL filed for bankruptcy protection yesterday after racking up ¥2.3 trillion ($25.2 billion) in debt. The Japanese government has pledged up to ¥900 billion to keep JAL operating while it undergoes financial restructuring.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news