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AirAsia Japan gets its first Airbus A320Jun 11 (Mon ), 2012
AirAsia Japan has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320 aircraft in Toulouse, France.
The Narita-based carrier will start commercial services on 1 August 2012 from Narita International Airport to Sapporo and Fukuoka, and from 3 August 2012 to Okinawa with an initial fleet of two aircraft.
AirAsia Japan will start international operations to Seoul (Incheon) and Pusan in Korea in October, with a fleet growing to four aircraft by the end of 2012.
AirAsia Japan’s A320s are configured with an all economy layout with 180 seats. Each aircraft is powered by CFM56 engines.
“We are extremely happy to take delivery of our brand new Airbus A320. Our aim is to provide opportunities for everyone to fly with low fares. With the A320’s cabin comfort and operational reliability, we want to offer better access, in particular for the Japanese travelling public, and make them feel easy to fly,” said AirAsia Japan President Kazuyuki Iwakata.
AirAsia Japan, established in August 2011, is a joint venture between Japan’s ANA Group (67%) and AirAsia (33%). Operating under the AirAsia brand, it will serve both domestic and international destinations.
Source: Asia Travel Tips