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AirAsia Japan to become Vanilla Air

AirAsia Japan (Tokyo-Narita), the failed joint venture between AirAsia (Malaysia) (Kuala Lumpur) and ANA (All Nippon Airways) (Tokyo), will be rebranded as Vanilla Air by its now full parent, ANA, which acquired AirAsia’s shares in the joint venture. Vanilla Air will become the new name in December. In the meantime, AirAsia Japan is cancelling hundreds of flights between September 1 and October 26 (see below).

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Vanilla Air logo

The current AirAsia Japan aircraft are being returned to AirAsia. AirAsia previously issued this statement about the cancelled joint venture and as a result the following cancelled flights:

1 SEP – 26 OCT 2013 : From/ To Nagoya (Chubu)

Nagoya (Chubu) → Fukuoka Fukuoka → Nagoya (Chubu)
Flight No. Departure Arrival Flight No. Departure Arrival
JW8621 6:45 8:05 JW8622 8:40 9:55
JW8627 19:55 21:15 JW8628 21:40 22:55

 

Nagoya (Chubu) → Sapporo (Shin-Chitose) Sapporo (Shin-Chitose) → Nagoya (Chubu)
Flight No. Departure Arrival Flight No. Departure Arrival
JW8617 15:40 17:20 JW8616 17:45 19:30

 

Nagoya (Chubu) → Seoul (Incheon) Seoul (Incheon) → Nagoya (Chubu)
Flight No. Departure Flight No. Flight No. Departure Flight No.
JW865 10:45 12:45 JW866 13:10 15:00

 

1 OCT – 26 OCT 2013 : Narita=Sapporo (Shin-Chitose) & Narita=Okinawa (Naha)

Tokyo (Narita) → Sapporo (Shin-Chitose) Sapporo (Shin-Chitose) → Tokyo (Narita)
Flight No. Departure Arrival Frequency Flight No. Departure Arrival Frequency
JW8521 7:10 8:55 Thu, Sat JW8520 9:20 10:55 Thu, Sat
7:15 9:00 Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun 9:25 11:00 Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun
JW8523 11:25 13:20 Thu, Sat JW8522 13:45 15:20 Thu, Sat
111:30 13:25 Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun 13:50 15:25 Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun

 

Tokyo (Narita) → Okinawa (Naha) Okinawa (Naha) → Tokyo (Narita)
Flight No. Departure Arrival Frequency Flight No. Departure Arrival
JW8665 15:55 18:50 Thu, Sat JW8666 19:20 21:55
16:00 18:55 Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-216 JA02AJ (msn 5200) climbs away from the Tokyo (Narita) base.

AirAsia Japan: AG Slide Show

AirAsia Japan prepares to launch scheduled operations on August 1

AirAsia Japan (AirAsia Japan Company Limited) (Tokyo-Narita) is getting ready to take delivery of its second Airbus A320 (JA02AJ). The new airline took delivery of its first Airbus A320 (JA01AJ) June 8, 2012 at Toulouse, France. As we previously reported, the new carrier will start scheduled operations on August 1 from Narita International Airport to Sapporo and Fukuoka, and from August 3 to Okinawa with an initial fleet of these two A320s.

AirAsia Japan will start international operations to Seoul (Incheon) and Pusan in South Korea in October, with the 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: Yvan Panas. The second Airbus A320, specifically this A320-216 with the test registration of F-WWIX will be delivered this month as JA02AJ. Oddly this aircraft wears a different color scheme from the first A320 (JA01AJ). It is unclear if this represents a new livery for the AirAsia family of airlines.