Air Japan

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Air Japan
AirJapanLogo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
NQ[1] AJX [1] AIR JAPAN[2]
Founded29 June 1990 (as World Air Network)
HubsTokyo-Narita
Secondary hubsTokyo-Haneda
Frequent-flyer programANA Mileage Club
AllianceStar Alliance (affiliate)
Fleet size80
Destinations15
Parent companyAll Nippon Airways
HeadquartersNarita International Airport
Narita, Chiba, Japan
Key peopleKatsuhiro Ogami (President & CEO)
Employees700 (as of April 1, 2014)
Websitewww.air-japan.co.jp
The All Nippon Airways Training Center, which previously included the headquarters of Air Japan

Air Japan Co., Ltd. (株式会社エアージャパン, Kabushiki-gaisha Eā Japan) is a charter airline based in Narita International Airport in Narita, Chiba in Japan. It operates scheduled services under the ANA brand.[3] It was announced on 2 April 2010 that Air Japan and ANA & JP Express will merge, with Air Japan being the surviving company.[4] Air Japan shares the same callsign with All Nippon Airways on all flights except routes to and from Seoul Incheon, Hong Kong, Taipei, and Honolulu which use the Air Japan call sign.

History[edit]

Air Japan was established as World Air Network on 29 June 1990 and became the charter airline arm of ANA, but ceased operation since September 1995. In 2000, World Air Network was renamed Air Japan and relaunched service in 2001, the first flight departed from Osaka to Seoul, South Korea.[5]

Corporate affairs[edit]

The airline has its headquarters at the ANA Sky-center (ANAスカイセンター) 3B, Narita International Airport in Narita, Chiba.[6]

The headquarters used to be in Higashikōjiya [ja] (東糀谷), Ōta, Tokyo.[7]

In addition to its headquarters, Air Japan also used to have offices at Shiodome City Center in Minato, Tokyo.[7]

Destinations[edit]

A Japan Air Boeing 767-300ER shortly after departing Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan. (2010)
An All Nippon Airways Boeing 767-300F operating for Air Japan, taxiing at Narita International Airport, Tokyo, Japan. (2010)

Air Japan passenger flights serve the following destinations (as of March 2018):[8]

Country City IATA ICAO Airport Notes
Austria Vienna VIE LOWW Vienna International Airport
China Dalian DLC ZYTL Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport
China Shanghai PVG ZSPD Shanghai Pudong International Airport
China Qingdao TAO ZSQD Qingdao Liuting International Airport
China Hong Kong HKG VHHH Hong Kong International Airport
China Guangzhou CAN ZGGG Baiyun International Airport
Japan Tokyo HND RJTT Haneda International Airport
Japan Tokyo NRT RJAA Narita International Airport Hub
Myanmar Yangon RGN VYYY Yangon International Airport
Singapore Singapore SIN WSSS Singapore Changi Airport
Taiwan Taipei TSA RCSS Taipei Songshan Airport
Taiwan Taipei TPE RCTP Taipei Taoyuan International Airport
United States Honolulu HNL PHNL Daniel K. Inouye International Airport
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City SGN VVTS Tan Son Nhat International Airport

All passenger routes are code-shared with All Nippon Airways and wear ANA livery.

Fleet[edit]

The Air Japan fleet consists of aircraft from the ANA mainline fleet. It is made up of 2 Boeing 767-300, 28 Boeing 767-300ER, 22 Boeing 787-8 and 28 Boeing 787-9 aircraft. These aircraft are all operated by both ANA and Air Japan pilots.

Air Japan Fleet
Aircraft Total Notes
Boeing 767-300 2 Operated for All Nippon Airways
Boeing 767-300ER 28
Boeing 787-8 22
Boeing 787-9 28
Total 80

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Air Japan". ch-aviation. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  2. ^ Airline Codes retrieved 16 April 2006
  3. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 58.
  4. ^ ANA & JP and Air Japan Merger
  5. ^ Japanese. "Company Information," Air Japan official site, accessed on 30 April 2007.
  6. ^ "Corporate Profile." Air Japan. Retrieved on May 7, 2016. "Principle offices Narita airport 3B ANA Sky-center Narita airport Narita-city" - Japanese: "所在地 成田空港事務所 千葉県成田市成田国際空港ANAスカイセンター3B"
  7. ^ a b "Company Guide". Air Japan. Retrieved May 19, 2009. 本店 : 東京都大田区東糀谷六丁目7番56号
  8. ^ "Gateway cities | Air Japan". www.air-japan.co.jp. Retrieved 2018-10-28.

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