Air Japan, All Nippon Airways’ new medium-haul carrier, will officially begin operating on Feb. 9, 2024.
The new budget airline has already named its first destination, which is Thailand’s Bangkok. The airline’s first route will link Tokyo Narita International Airport with Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport.
Flights to Bangkok will run an initial six times a week, expect on Tuesdays. Flights will depart Narita as NQ001 at 1755 and arrive at Suvarnabhumi at 2315 same day. The returns leave Bangkok at 0015 as NQ002 and get back to Narita at 0810.
Air Japan will operate under a low-cost model, with one-way fares starting at 15,500 yen (US$105). Travelers will have customizable options for combining different services to meet customer needs.
For example, customers would be able to choose from 13 different inflight meal options, purchasable at the time of reservation. The flights will depart from Narita’s Terminal 1, offering connections to flights operated by other ANA group airlines.
According to the President of Air Japan Hideki Mineguchi, the airline will showcase “the very best of Japan inside the cabin to enhance their travel journey.”
Air Japan will offer flights on single-class Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircrafts, with 324 seats each.