ZIPAIR to drop the “Z” tail logo because of the Russian invasion, will add San Jose, CA

ZIPAIR Tokyo Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner JA822J (msn 34832) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 956383.

ZIPAIR Tokyo is dropping its Z logo on its aircraft tails because Russia adopted the Z symbol for its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. The Z symbol is now associated with war and Russia. The Japanese airline will  soon introduce a new revised livery that removes the Z on the tail as it adds a new route to San Jose, CA.

Here is the announcement:

ZIPAIR Tokyo has announced details of the decision to further expand its international network in 2022 at a press conference held in Narita, Japan.

Starting in December 2022, the carrier plans to offer nonstop service between Tokyo Narita and San Jose International Airport, located in Northern California. Concurrently, the carrier`s entire fleet of Boeing 787-8 aircraft will feature a renovated livery to mark the dawn of a new era for ZIPAIR.

Details of Tokyo Narita-San Jose Service

  • –  Planned Launch Date: December 2022
  • –  Reservations will open during the autumn period
  • –  Flights will be subject to relevant government approvals
  • –  Flight schedules and fares will be announced via the carrier`s websiteJohn Aitken, Director of Aviation, Mineta San José International Airport (SJC), says

    “We are delighted by this announcement that ZIPAIR plans to join the Mineta San José International Airport family later this year. “ZIPAIR represents a new kind of airline that leverages technology to provide an efficient, more accessible travel experience—a perfect fit for San José and Silicon Valley. We look forward to working with the ZIPAIR team as plans develop for this new nonstop service between SJC and Tokyo-Narita.”

About ZIPAIR`s Renovated Livery

Ever since the establishment of the new low-cost business in July 2018, ZIPAIR has continued to set the standard as the NEW BASIC AIRLINE for air travel. In 2021, ZIPAIR redefined the industry standard by becoming the first Japanese airline to successfully launch a low-cost service over the Pacific to Los Angeles International Airport. ZIPAIR remains committed to its customers to offer convenient travel options heading into the post-COVID era and through the introduction of the renovated livery, the carrier pledges to pursue services that meets the needs of diverse customer groups around the world.

Planned Launch Period for ZIPAIR`s New Livery Aircraft – December 2022

The livery will be renovated in two stages, starting later this month. Newly designed aircraft will be progressively introduced in December 2022 and is expected to be completed by Spring 2023.


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About ZIPAIR Tokyo

Established in 2018 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan Airlines, ZIPAIR features a fully customizable travel experience based on an LCC business model. Offering complimentary Wi-Fi for all classes of travel, the carrier operates the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner configured in a 290-seat layout.

One of the few international airlines to provide a contactless inflight experience, ZIPAIR`s self-ordering payment system is accessible to order meals and goods through a personal smartphone or tablet.

Based out of Tokyo Narita, ZIPAIR currently operates to 5 international destinations, including Bangkok, Seoul, Honolulu, Singapore, and Los Angeles.

ZIPAIR has implemented key measures against COVID-19 and is prepared to provide a safe and secure travel experience.

As a standard service, the carrier offers a ZIPAIR Care Kit (mask/alcohol wipe) for each passenger and has applied a sustained antiviral and antibacterial coating inside the aircraft to safeguard customers throughout the flight.

Top Copyright Photo: ZIPAIR Tokyo Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner JA822J (msn 34832) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 956383.

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