AirJapan launches first flight to Bangkok: A glimpse at the new service.

Key Points: 

  • AirJapan, a subsidiary of ANA Holdings, reveals Bangkok as its first destination.

  • The airline model combines elements of Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) and full-service offerings.

  • Passengers are provided with a variety of inflight amenities, including free Wi-Fi to stream movies.

TOKYO — AirJapan, ANA Holdings' latest venture, has declared Bangkok as the initial destination in its flight roster. The maiden journey is set to depart from Tokyo Narita Airport to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport on Feb. 9, 2024. Previously, speculations had hinted at a February take-off for the airline, targeting a Southeast Asian trajectory.

In an effort to redefine air travel, AirJapan emerges as a fusion of Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) and full-service provisions. ANA describes this innovative model as a harmonious blend of both worlds, offering travelers a new perspective on mid-range international routes. For reference, ANA Holdings isn't a newcomer in the LCC domain as it already manages the Peach joint venture.

The AirJapan brand, officially introduced in March 2022, has grand expansion plans. The airline will commence operations with a singular Boeing 787-8, but it's set its sights on bolstering the fleet to a total of six 787s by March 2025. This aircraft will accommodate travelers in its 324 economy class seating arrangement.

AirJapan is not only focusing on the expansion but also on enhancing the passengers' flying experience. The airline disclosed its initial fare structure, curating personalized fare bundles. Travelers have the liberty to choose from various options like checked baggage, meals, and seat preferences. Highlighting their meal service, passengers can anticipate a culinary journey with 13 meal selections available for pre-ordering. Furthermore, to keep travelers engaged, AirJapan is offering complimentary inflight Wi-Fi, allowing passengers to indulge in a plethora of movies and entertainment by simply connecting their mobile devices.