AIRASIA Japan will introduce daily services from Tokyo (Narita) to Fukuoka, Okinawa (Naha) and Sapporo (Shin Chitose) from August 1, 2012.
The advent of AirAsia Japan, a joint venture between AirAsia and Japan’s All Nippon Airways, is expected to intensify competition levels in the domestic LCC sector.
Kazuyuki Iwakata, CEO, AirAsia Japan, said: “AirAsia Japan’s objective is to develop the LCC market in Japan, generating new demand with the aim of making affordable and quality travel available to all.
“The 84 weekly flights are expected to help meet demand from business and leisure travellers between Sapporo, Fukuoka, Okinawa and Tokyo.”
To mark the launch, the carrier is offering one-way fares from ¥50 (US$0.65) on any of the three domestic routes.