AirAsia Japan has taken delivery of its first
Airbus A320 aircraft in Toulouse, France.
The Narita-based carrier will start commercial
services on 1 August 2012 from Narita International Airport to
Sapporo and Fukuoka, and from 3 August 2012 to Okinawa with an
initial fleet of two aircraft.
AirAsia Japan will start international
operations to Seoul (Incheon) and Busan in Korea in October, with
a fleet growing to four aircraft by the end of 2012.
AirAsia Japan’s A320s are configured with an all economy layout with 180 seats. Each aircraft is
powered by CFM56 engines.
“We are extremely happy to take delivery of our
brand new Airbus A320. Our aim is to provide opportunities for
everyone to fly with low fares. With the A320’s cabin comfort and
operational reliability, we want to offer better access, in
particular for the Japanese travelling public, and make them feel
easy to fly,” said AirAsia Japan President Kazuyuki Iwakata.
AirAsia Japan, established in August 2011, is a
joint venture between Japan’s ANA Group (67%) and
Operating under the AirAsia brand, it will serve both domestic and
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