AirAsia Japan officially ceased operations this
week, cancelling all its flights.
The cessation only affects
the domestic and international flights operated by AAJ in Japan
with letter code DJ and does not affect other flights into and out
of Japan operated by other airlines within the AirAsia Group.
International services to Japan, from Malaysia, Thailand and
Philippines will resume after travel restrictions
are lifted and borders with Japan are reopened.
and COO of AirAsia Japan, Jun Aida said, “Despite our unrelenting
efforts to sustain operations through successive and wide-ranging
cost reduction initiatives, we have concluded that it would be an extremely challenging feat for us to continue operating without
any visibility and certainty of a post-pandemic recovery path.
“I would like to express our deepest gratitude and
appreciation to our loyal guests and other stakeholders who have
supported us all along. This painful decision to cease operations
was decided neither in haste nor taken lightly. It was agreed upon
after conducting a thorough business review.”
This is the second time AirAsia has tried to
establish an airline in Japan.