All Nippon Airways (ANA) showcased some of the products and services available under its newest brand, Air Japan, which will operate on medium-distance international routes.
The low-cost carrier will launch in February 2024, providing flights from Japan to Southeast Asia destinations and as a companion to ANA’s Peach service aimed at the domestic and shorter regional markets.
Using Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes, Air Japan will function as a low-cost carrier.
There will be 324 economy class seats constructed of what ANA describes as the “superior Japanese fake leather,” both lightweight and soft.
ANA promises 32 inches of legroom on Air Japan services.
Type-A and Type-C USB ports and tablet holders will be an extra convenience for smartphone and tablet users.
Acumen Design Associates, an award-winning product and transportation design consultancy known for its many innovations in aircraft interiors, created the cabin interior and seats. Safran, a leading supplier of quality airline seats worldwide, led the manufacturing.
“At Air Japan, we are dedicated to the passion of our passenger’s pursuits, which inspires us to create inflight products and services to foster the innovative spirit of those flying with us,” said Hideki Mineguchi, President of Air Japan. “We hope the launch of these new amenities creates a unique and outstanding travel experience for our passengers.”
Flight meals and snacks from Air Japan can be purchased for a cost and can be pre-ordered online before departure.
Air Japan has yet to reveal its route network, and at this time, only ANA-operated flights may be booked through the airline’s website.
Air Japan’s low-cost medium-haul idea follows the 2009 debut of Zipair, ANA’s rival Japan Airlines’ medium- and low-cost long-haul airline (JAL).
These carriers will compete with Singapore Airlines’ low-cost offering Scoot, AirAsia X carriers, and Vietjet’s expanding Airbus A330-300 medium-haul budget flights linking Northeast Asia with holiday destinations throughout Southeast Asia.