AirAsia X continues to shake regional flights in Asia with its new expansion in Japan. A joint venture between AirAsia Bhd and All Nippon Airways, the two airline forms AirAsia Japan Co Ltd officially August 2011. Its formation was announced only months after ANA had announced the formation of Peach, a low-cost airline based at Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Japan.
The airline has just received its first A320 from Airbus in Toulouse, France and it has four other fleets that are on its way. The carrier will begin their commercial services on 1st August 2012 departing Narita International Airport in Tokyo to Sapporo and Fukuoka, and from 3rd August 2012 to Okinawa with an initial fleet of two aircraft.
“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.