Air Do (Hokkaido), and Solaseed Air (Miyazaki), both backed by ANA, have announced the two companies have signed a basic agreement with the goal of establishment of a joint holding company by October 2022.
The two companies issued this statement:
“In order to quickly recover the damaged financial base of both companies, survive the new business environment, provide more added value to customers, and achieve sustainable growth…the … cooperative relationships between the two companies will be further deepened.”
Top Copyright Photo: Air Do Boeing 767-381 JA602A (msn 27944) (Beardo Hokkaido Jet) HND (Michael B. Ing). Image: 935474.
Above Copyright Photo: Solaseed Air Boeing 737-86N WL JA812X (msn 43402) BFI (Steve Bailey). Image: 926968.
Air Do (Sapporo) is gradually retiring its fleet of Boeing 737-500s (now down to five aircraft).
According to ZipanguFlyer, Air Do’s first special-theme aircraft, the pictured Boeing 737-54K JA8196 (msn 27966) “Bear Do”, flew its last revenue service today (March 14) as flight HD 024, from Sapporo (New Chitose) to Tokyo (Haneda) with 121 passengers. The passengers received special “Bear Do” memorabilia and a last flight certificate according to ZipanguFlyer.
Air Do (Sapporo) has added its first Boeing 737-700. The pictured former ANA 737-781 JA01AN (msn 33916) was acquired on October 13, 2012. The airline took the opportunity to introduce this new livery with the new type. With the new color scheme the Japanese carrier has also dropped all previous references to Hokkaido International Airlines. “Do” is short for Hokkaido.
Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. JA01AN climbs away from Tokyo’s downtown airport, Haneda International Airport, today (November 2).