AirJapana new subsidiary ofAll Nippon Airways (ANA), will enter service on February 9, 2024 by operating a first connection between Tokyo-Narita and Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi.
Based at Tokyo-Narita Airport, AirJapan is intended to operate medium-haul international flights (a priori more than 4000 km) “ at affordable fares on planes where passengers can relax and feel comfortable “. ” To enable low unit costs “, it will use modern Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, which will be configured in a single class with 324 seats.
On the Tokyo-Bangkok route, AirJapan will operate six flights per week (except Tuesdays). It will offer tickets at low cost fares, lower than those of a traditional airline (like ANA) but higher than those of a low cost (like its low cost subsidiary Peach).
By launching AirJapan, ANA is clearly aiming to compete with Zipair, a subsidiary of its rival Japan Airlines. Three fare levels will be available on AirJapan: simple, standard and premium called “Select”. The most basic fare offers no options, at a standard seat assignment, the standard fare additionally includes one 23 kg checked bag, while the Select fare includes two 23 kg bags, a premium seat and a free meal in flight. The call price at the launch of the Tokyo-Bangkok link will be 105 dollars one-way.
The outbound flight NQ001 will depart Tokyo-Narita at 5:55 p.m. arriving in Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi at 11:15 p.m. the same day. The return flight NQ002 will leave the Thai capital at 00:15 to return to the Japanese capital at 0810, always the same.