AirAsia Japan, the Japanese affiliate of AirAsia of Malaysia, is back in business with its inaugural service from Nagoya to Sapporo.
The twice-daily service will commence on October 29, 2017, connecting Nagoya – AirAsia Japan’s main hub – to the capital of northern Hokkaido prefecture.
AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said, “It’s great to be back in Japan. It hasn’t been easy, and I want to thank my partners Rakuten, Octave, Noevir and Alpen for their support and patience. Many people thought we would give up and not bother but we owe it to the people of Japan and our staff to keep going. This took a long time but, like good wine, all good things take time and we are off the taxiway and ready to take off.
AirAsia Japan is a joint venture between AirAsia Berhad, Rakuten Inc, Octave Japan Infrastructure Fund I GK, Noevir Holdings Co Ltd and Alpen Co Ltd. The airline operates two A320-200 aircraft from its hub at Nagoya’s Chubu Centrair International Airport.
* One-way base fare inclusive of sales tax and excluding airport taxes and fees. Terms and conditions apply.
Flight Schedule for Nagoya (NGO) to Sapporo (CTS)
In China, AirAsia Bhd previously signed a joint venture agreement with China to establish a low a Chinese affiliate based in Zhengzhou. The new ventured is a joint venture between AirAsia, the Everbright Group and the Henan Government Working Group.
Copyright Photo: AirAsia (Japan) Airbus A320-216 JA03AJ (msn 5325) (Now Everyone Can Fly) NRT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 912558.