AirJapan, the new airline brand of ANA Holdings (the parent company of All Nippon Airways) has revealed it will be launching operations on February 9, 2024.
The first flight of this new medium-haul airline was originally expected to take place at some point during the second half of 2023 but has now been pushed back to next year.
One-way fares for the inaugural flight between Tokyo Narita (NRT) and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK) will start at 15,500 Yen (US$110 / €100 approximately).
While the ‘Air Japan’ branding has been long standing in the ANA Holdings portfolio (which includes the low-cost carrier peach), the new business is a charter airline operating under the ANA brand.
AirJapan will operate as a scheduled airline under an entirely new brand identity, designed by renowned British studio Landor, and a hybrid business model combining elements of full service and low-cost airlines.
The new carrier will operate a Boeing 787-8 fleet fitted with 324 seats and will focus its operations on growth markets in Asia.