All Nippon Airways’ (ANA’s) new medium-haul carrier, Air Japan, has announced its second route – a five-weekly service between Tokyo Narita and Seoul’s Incheon.
The new Air Japan Seoul service will launch on 22 February.
One-way fares departing from Narita will start at 8,000 yen (US$54).
Three types of fares will be available for sale – simple, standard and select.
The most basic fare comes with nothing, the standard fare includes one 23kg checked luggage and standard seat assignment, while the select fare comes with two 23kg bags, premium seat selection and inflight meals.
The Seoul flights will depart from Narita’s Terminal 1, offering seamless connections to flights operated by other ANA group airlines.
Air Japan will begin operations on 9 February, with a six-weekly service to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport.
Air Japan will operate under a low-cost model, similar to rival Japan Airlines’ Zipair brand.
For instance, 13 different inflight meals will be available for purchase at the time of reservation, with a variety of “inflight purchase” menu options available as well to cater to diverse preferences.
Air Japan will operate single-class Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, featuring 324 seats each.
“The launch of the Narita-Incheon route is another significant milestone for AirJapan, and it exemplifies our commitment to delivering innovative, thoughtful and flexible travel experiences,” noted Hideki Mineguchi, chief executive officer and president of AirJapan. “Incheon airport is a convenient hub for connecting flights, and we can expect steady demand from both passengers departing from Japan and from overseas destinations throughout the year.”