AirAsia Japan Launches With 2 Domestic Routes

Japan’s burgeoning low cost air travel market witnessed the entry of a third new player this year with the commencement of operations by AirAsia Japan. A joint venture between Malaysia’s AirAsia and Japan’s All Nippon Airways, the carrier is based out of Tokyo (Narita) and flies 2 new Airbus A320s configured in a high-density 180-seat layout on … Continue reading

New Asian Airlines Take Off

Asian aviation received a boost this week with the launch of operations for 2 new airlines in the region. Thai Airways subsidiary Thai Smile Air took off on its maiden flight to Macau this morning, while Jetstar Japan became the country’s latest low-cost carrier on Tuesday.   Thai Smile Air Government officials, invited guests and … Continue reading

Japanese Low Cost Carrier Peach Takes To The Skies

Peach Aviation, Japan’s first low cost carrier, took to the skies today offering the proven formula of low-priced tickets and optional extras for a fee. Its inaugural flight, MM 101, departed Osaka (Kansai) at 0717 hrs for Sapporo (New Chitose), where it arrived at 0909 hrs and heralded a new era in the country’s air travel industry. … Continue reading

AirAsia X Confirms New Kuala Lumpur – Osaka Route

Long-haul low cost carrier AirAsia X has confirmed plans to launch flights to Osaka, its second destination in Japan after Tokyo. Beginning 30 November 2011, the airline will offer 4 flights each week from its hub in Kuala Lumpur to the Japanese commercial centre using its 2-class Airbus A330-300 jet configured with 12 Premium and 365 … Continue reading