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Vanilla Air takes off

30 Dec 2013

Vanilla Air started its first domestic and international services on December 20, flying from Tokyo Narita Airport to Okinawa Naha Airport and Taipei Taoyuan Airport. The routes are the airline’s first services after being re-branded from Air Asia Japan (see story here). The carrier is also scheduled to reach Sapporo in January and Seoul in March.

The international routes will be served by a 166-seat A320 and a 180-seat A320. The flight schedules are as follows:

Tokyo (Narita) – Taipei (Taoyuan)

Flight number

Depart

Time

Arrive

Time

Remarks

JW103

Narita

1400

Taoyuan

1705

From Dec 20

JW104

Taoyuan

1750

Narita

2200

JW105

Narita

2220

Taoyuan

0125

From Jan 29

JW106

Taoyuan

0300

Narita

0710

From Jan 30

*JW105 flight schedule from March 1: Depart Narita at 2100 and arrive Taipei at 0005

Tokyo (Narita) – Seoul (Incheon)

Flight number

Depart

Time

Arrive

Time

Remarks

JW201

Narita

0705

Incheon

0950

From Mar 1

JW202

Incheon

1035

Narita

1250

JW205

Narita

1320

Incheon

1555

JW206

Incheon

1645

Narita

1900

JW203

Narita

0845

Incheon

1130

From Mar 15

JW204

Incheon

1215

Narita

1430

JW207

Narita

1515

Incheon

1800

JW208

Incheon

1855

Narita

2110

 

The regular fare for the Tokyo-Taipei route starts at ¥12,500 (US$119) for an “Inclusive” ticket and ¥10,000 (US$95) for a “Simple” ticket, while the Tokyo-Seoul route ranges from ¥10,500 (US$142) for an Inclusive and ¥8,000 (US$76) for a Simple. Fuel surcharges are included. The difference between the two types of air ticket – Inclusive and Simple – are as follows:

 

Inclusive

Simple

Checked baggage

Free (up to 20kg)

Seat assignment

All seats are free

Pay extra to select seats

Flight / schedule change

Fee: ¥500 (US$4.75)

Fee: ¥2,000 (US$1.90)

Cancellation (Refund)

Fee: ¥3,000 (US$28.47)

Not permitted

Other features

Seats with extra legroom are available

 

 

For in-flight meals, passengers can select “Bounty of the Sea Paella Style Rice”, “Chunky Vegetables”, “Tender Beef in Demigrass Sauce”, “Arabic Bread Pocket Sandwich” and “Meatlover’s Mince Cutlet Sandwich”, costing from ¥500 (US$4.75) to ¥700 (US$6.64). There are also sweet offerings for passengers, including “Milk-dama Balloon Pudding”, “Family Fun Pancake” and “Creamy Custard Bun Vanilla Air Special”, with prices ranging from ¥200 (US$1.90) to ¥500 (US$4.75).

Creamy Custard Bun Vanilla Air Special

For more information, visit www.vanilla-air.com/en

Valerian Ho

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