Air Japan

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Air Japan
AirJapanLogo.png
IATA
NQ
ICAO
AJX
Callsign
AIR JAPAN[1]
Founded 29 June 1990 (as World Air Network)
Hubs Narita International Airport
Tokyo International Airport
Frequent-flyer program ANA Mileage Club
Airport lounge Club ANA Lounge
Alliance Star Alliance (affiliate)
Fleet size 32
Destinations 15
Parent company All Nippon Airways
Headquarters Ōta, Tokyo, Japan
Website www.air-japan.co.jp
The All Nippon Airways Training Center, which includes 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 Higashikōjiya, Ōta, Tokyo, Japan.[2] It operates scheduled services under the ANA brand. It should not be confused with Air Nippon, another ANA subsidiary, or Japan Airlines (JAL), ANA's competitor. Its main base is Narita International Airport.[3] In addition to its headquarters, Air Japan also has offices at Shiodome City Center in Minato, Tokyo.[2] 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 uses the All Nippon call sign on all flights except the Seoul Incheon and Narita-Honolulu routes 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 being from Osaka to Seoul, South Korea.[5]

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 serves the following destinations (as of September 2013):[6]

[Hub] Hub
[Cargo] Cargo only
City Country IATA ICAO Airport
Bangkok Thailand BKK VTBS Suvarnabhumi Airport
Dalian China DLC ZYTL Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport
Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam SGN VVTS Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport
Hong Kong Hong Kong HKG VHHH Hong Kong International Airport
Honolulu United States HNL PHNL Honolulu International Airport
Nagoya Japan NGO RJGG Chūbu Centrair International Airport [Cargo]
Okinawa Japan OKA ROAH Naha Airport [Cargo]
Osaka Japan KIX RJBB Kansai International Airport [Cargo]
Qingdao China TAO ZSQD Qingdao Liuting International Airport
Seoul South Korea ICN RKSI Incheon International Airport [Cargo]
Shanghai China PVG ZSPD Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Singapore Singapore SIN WSSS Singapore Changi Airport
Taipei Taiwan TPE RCTP Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
Tokyo Japan HND RJTT Haneda Airport
Tokyo Japan NRT RJAA Narita International Airport [Hub]
Xiamen China XMN ZSAM Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport [Cargo]

All passenger routes are code-shared with All Nippon Airways and operate in a variant of ANA livery.

Fleet[edit]

The Air Japan fleet consists of aircraft from the ANA mainline fleet. It is made up of 28 Boeing 767-300ER passenger aircraft, 2 Boeing 767-300F aircraft, and 7 Boeing 767-300BCF aircraft. These aircraft are all flown by both ANA and Air Japan pilots. The 9 newest passenger aircraft are equipped with winglets.

Air Japan Fleet
Aircraft Total Notes
Boeing 767-300 2 Operated by All Nippon Airways
Boeing 767-300ER 28 Operated by All Nippon Airways
Total 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airline Codes retrieved 16 April 2006
  2. ^ a b "Company Guide." Air Japan. Retrieved on May 19, 2009. "本店 : 東京都大田区東糀谷六丁目7番56号"
  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. ^ Home Page, Air Japan

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