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Air Asia Japan to launch on August 1

30 May 2012

Air Asia Japan, a joint venture between Air Asia and All Nippon Airways (ANA) (see story here), will officially take off on August 1 with flights between Tokyo Narita and Fukuoka, Okinawa and Sapporo.

The carrier will operate one flight per day to Okinawa, two per day to Fukuoka and three to Sapporo. All flights will follow a certain schedule between August 1 and October 27, before switching to a different one from October 28 onwards.

The flight schedules are as follows:

 

August 1 – October 27

October 28 onwards

Tokyo-Sapporo

Departure

Arrival

Departure

Arrival

JW8521

0745

0920

0645

0830

JW8523

1145

1320

1100

1245

JW8527

1635

1810

1655

1840

Sapporo-Tokyo

 

 

 

 

JW8520

0945

1120

0855

1035

JW8522

1345

1520

1310

1450

JW8528

1835

2010

1905

2045

 

Tokyo-Fukuoka

Departure

Arrival

Departure

Arrival

JW8541

0700

0900

0705

0915

JW8543

1140

1340

1150

1400

Fukuoka-Tokyo

 

 

 

 

JW8542

0925

1115

0940

1125

JW8544

1405

1555

1445

1630

 

Tokyo-Okinawa

Departure

Arrival

Departure

Arrival

JW8665

1550

1850

1600

1920

Okinawa-Tokyo

 

 

 

 

JW8666

1920

2155

1945

2210

 

ANA’s own low-cost subsidiary, Peach Aviation, also serves these cities but from its hub in Osaka Kansai. 

Eventually, AirAsia Japan will expand to international destinations such as Seoul and Busan, said an ANA spokesperson. 

To mark its inauguration, the budget airline is offering 10,000 seats for JPY5 (US$0.06) for booking from May 31 until June 3, valid for travels between August 28 and November 28.

The Japanese low-cost carrier market is heating up rapidly: after Peach and Air Asia Japan, Jetstar Japan – a collaboration between Japan Airlines (JAL) and Jetstar – is ready to launch on July 3 (see story here).

For more information, visit www.airasia.com

Alisha Haridasani

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