AirAsia Japan gets flight approval
Japan - Budget carrier AirAsia Japan has been approved by Japanese authorities, putting it on track to begin commercial flights in August this year.
The Civil Aviation Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in Japan has awarded the joint venture between Malaysia's AirAsia and Japan's All Nippon Airways the required Air Operators Certificate.
With the certificate, the new airline will be able to operate flights the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau, serving the domestic market from Narita airport, as well as South Korea and Taiwan, The Malaysian Insider reported.
In a statement, the company revealed that this joint venture was expected to launch in August, but could be earlier, subject to aircraft availability.
"I strongly believe in the Japanese market, where low cost travel is still a new concept to many and the potential of this new market excites me," Tony Fernandes, group CEO of AirAsia, said.
He added that the company is doing good progress and will hopefully give the Japanese a brand new experience in the aviation and travel industry.
Shinichiro Ito, group CEO of All Nippon Airways, believed the AirAsia Japan will make air transport more accessible, providing a convenient and efficient travel option.
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