ANA’s low-cost medium-haul airline – Air Japan has added a second route – with the airline choosing Seoul as its next destination.
The airline plans to operate five times a week between Toyko Narita and Seoul Incheon. The timetable has been identified below:
NQ21 DEPART NRT 10:55 ARRIVE ICN 13:30 NQ22 DEPART ICN 14:40 ARRIVE NRT 16:45 Commences 22nd February 2024, timetabled to 30th March 2024 Operates Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays Booked Equipment: Air Japan Boeing 787-8
Tickets are on sale via the airJapan site, with lead-in fares starting at a base of 8,000 yen one-way, plus taxes and fees. The airline offers three fare types (Simple, Standard or Select) that include various things at each level, be it baggage, seat assignments or meals.
Air Japan will use a Boeing 787-8 on this route, configured in an all-economy class seat layout. Whilst there is no IFE system installed, wireless inflight entertainment will be provided.
Other items, such as inflight meals, blankets and other nicer amenities will be available for purchase – either pre-bookable or on the aircraft.
AirJapan now has two destinations on its network – Seoul as well as its launch route, Bangkok. Those are reasonable length distances, but it will be interesting to see where Air Japan goes next – given the Boeing 787 has a reasonable range – even with a full passenger load of 7,355 nmi.
That opens up a lot of possibilities – such as Hawaii, Austraila and even Europe, depending on the traffic flows – and if passengers want to be stuck in an all-economy configuration for hours on end.
We’ll have to keep an eye on this, as I suspect there’s a lot more to come once Air Japan gets its footing
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