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

Jetstar To Add Flights Between Singapore And Osaka

Jetstar Asia has revealed plans to increase services between Singapore and Osaka, following healthy demand for its international flights to and from Japan. Beginning 25 March 2012, the low cost carrier will launch an additional 4 times weekly service on the route via Manila, complementing its existing Singapore – Taipei – Osaka flights, which will also … Continue reading