AirAsia Japan Reveals New Livery and Uniforms Prior to Aug 1 Domestic Service Start

AirAsia Japan Reveals New Livery and Uniforms Prior to Aug 1 Domestic Service Start

Air Asia Japan's A320 aircraft and flight attendants.

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On July 19, Narita, Chiba Prefecture-based AirAsia Japan Co., Ltd., a low-cost carrier (LCC) commencing domestic service on August 1, revealed its second aircraft, cabin attendant uniforms, in-flight meals and more to the media at Narita International Airport.

The second plane, an Airbus A320, arrived at Narita Airport, AirAsia Japan's hub, on July 16. It is the first of the carrier's aircraft sporting a new livery celebrating the AirAsia group's tenth anniversary, a design featuring the logo and signature stripe over the corporate red. AirAsia says that all aircraft in the group will eventually adopt the new livery. The day of the press event, cabin attendants donning their new uniforms appeared and showed off in-flight meals the airline will serve for an additional charge.

Kazuyuki Iwakata, AirAsia Japan's president, spoke passionately about the airline's new LCC management style. "Our rival is our costs. We want to make in-flight meals an additional source of revenue." He added, "The AirAsia group's advantages are 'fun and vitality.' We want our many passengers to have enjoyable flights and to revitalize Japan."

The company, a joint venture between All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (ANA) and Malaysia-based AirAsia Berhad, commenced service on two routes connecting Narita with New Chitose and Fukuoka on August 1, followed by a Narita-Naha route on the 3rd. Standard one-way fares are:

Narita-New Chitose: JPY 4,580 - 18,880

Narita-Fukuoka: JPY 5,180 - 19,580

Narita-Naha: JPY 6,680 - 23,080

An additional fee of JPY 150 is charged for each leg of a journey. In the future, AirAsia Japan plans to put ten A320s into service, and has announced it will enter the international commercial aviation market with routes to Seoul Incheon and Busan in October.