AirAsia Japan takes delivery of its first Airbus A320

AirAsia Japan (AirAsia Japan Company Limited) (Tokyo-Narita) took delivery of its first Airbus A320 aircraft yesterday (June 8) at Toulouse, France. The new carrier will start commercial services on August 1 from Narita International Airport to Sapporo and Fukuoka, and from August 3 to Okinawa with an initial fleet of two A320s.

AirAsia Japan will start international operations to Seoul (Incheon) and Pusan in South Korea in October, with a fleet growing to four A320s by the end of 2012.

AirAsia Japan’s A320s are configured in a high comfort, all economy layout with 180 seats. Each aircraft is powered by CFM56 engines.

AirAsia Japan, established in August 2011, is a joint venture between Japan’s largest airline ANA Group (67%) and low-cost airline AirAsia (33%). Operating under the AirAsia brand, AirAsia Japan will serve both domestic and international destinations.

Copyright Photo: Airbus. A320-216 F-WWDH 9msn 5153) became JA01AJ on delivery.