ZIPAIR Tokyo is adding to its long haul route network, with the airline planning a new service between Tokyo Narita and Singapore Changi.
In the first instance, the carrier will operate a seasonal timetable, as below:
ZG053 DEPART NRT 14:00 ARRIVE SIN 20:25 ZG054 DEPART SIN 21:55 ARRIVE NRT 06:05+1
Operates between September 7 – October 26
Operates Tuesday only
Booked Equipment: ZIPAIR Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
The carrier will provide two types of airfares: “ZIP Full-Flat Value” and “Standard Value,” offering two classes of service on a Boeing 787 configured aircraft.
Lead-in fares are as below
- Full-Flat Value Fare (Tokyo – Singapore): JPY50,000-397,000 Fare (Singapore – Tokyo): SGD649-5,149
- Standard Value Fare (Tokyo – Singapore): JPY15,000-295,000 Fare (Singapore – Tokyo): SGD195-3,826
Fares apply to those aged 7 or over. Fares exclude taxes, fees, airport charges etc.
In addition, ZIPAIR features a “U6 Standard Value” fare for children under seven years of age at a flat rate of JPY5,000 per sector. This flexible and convenient service enables children, including infants under two years of age, to reserve a confirmed seat.
The fare includes 7kg of hand luggage.
Additional fees for meals, checked luggage and seat selection apply.
Reservations for this service can be made at https://www.zipair.net.
Shingo Nishida, President of ZIPAIR Tokyo commented on the route launch:
“We are pleased to announce that ZIPAIR is expanding our international network this September and will feature scheduled service to Singapore as our fourth destination. Singapore is not only known as a global financial and logistics hub in Southeast Asia, but also an attractive city featuring a multi-ethnic culture.”
“As the impact of COVID-19 continues, we believe that the best way to contribute to society today is to transport cargo and support the global supply chain using our Boeing 787 aircraft, while continuing to prepare for the day we can welcome back customers to travel freely between various countries and continents. ZIPAIR has implemented key measures against COVID-19 and is prepared to provide safe and secure flights, which includes the distribution of our ZIPAIR Care Kit and have applied an anti-viral and anti-bacterial coating throughout the cabin to protect our valued customers.”
“Due to the impact of COVID-19, restrictions on entry into both countries are still in effect, but we hope that our new service to Singapore will provide a new convenient option for those who need to travel to and from Japan for business or pleasure.”
A continued, if slow expansion
ZIPAIR Toyko’s timing could not be less perfect – with the airline launching as the pandemic swung into full swing. Since the, it has carried out cargo flights. It launched as a passenger airline in October last year – operating to destinations such as Honolulu, Seoul-Incheon and seasonal service to Bangkok.
For ZIPAIR Toyko, measured growth will be the name of the game. At the moment, it has two Boeing 787-8 to its name. How many more will migrate over from its owner – Japan Airlines – remains to be seen.
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