Friday, October 26, 2012

AirAsia Japan begins inaugural budget flights from Narita to Incheon and Busan of South Korea

AirAsia Japan, a joint venture between Asia's largest low-fare, no-frills airline AirAsia and Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA)  is starting to fly between Tokyo and Seoul (Incheon) in South Korea by October 28th 2012. With Narita – Incheon flights begin operations, travelers will have a budget option to fly between Japan and South Korea. The flights from Narita to Incheon will take only about 2 hours and will be served by Airbus A320 with 180 seats. AirAsia Japan is a very young airline which has become the third budget airline to start flights in Japan in 2012. Its operations has started by a inaugural flight on August 1st 2012 from Tokyo Narita to Fukuoka.

And exactly one month after the launch of Narita - Incheon route, on November 28th 2012, AirAsia Japan will launch a daily flight between Narita Japan and Busan in South Korea.

“Subsequent to the launch of Narita to Incheon, we are extremely happy to launch yet another new international route from Narita to Busan and proud to be the first LCC in Japan to service the route. It is great to open more doors for travellers to Busan, a city with its own charm and diverse offerings such as beautiful natural wonders, historical attractions and spa and gourmet indulgences.” said AirAsia Japan CEO, Kazuyuki Iwakata. As Narita - Incheon route, Narita - Busan route will also be served by Airbus A320 aircraft with 180 seats.

Busan, with a population of approximately 3.6 million, is South Korea's second largest metropolis after Seoul. Incheon is Korea’s third most populous city after Seoul and Busan Metropolitan City.

AirAsia Japan is the third budget airline to start flights in Japan in 2012
Other than AirAsia Japan, Jetstar Japan, which serves Tokyo (Narita International Airport), Osaka (Kansai International Airport), Sapporo (New Chitose Airport ), Fukuoka (Fukuoka Airport) and Okinawa (Naha Airport), started services in July and Peach, which flies to Hong Kong and Taiwan in addition to domestic destinations, made its debut in March.

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