Air Next

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Air Next
エアーネクスト
IATA
7A
ICAO
NXA
Callsign
BLUE-DOLPHIN
Founded August 20, 2004
Ceased operations 2010 (merged into ANA Wings)
Hubs Fukuoka Airport
Fleet size 14
Destinations 5
Parent company Air Next Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of All Nippon Airways
Headquarters Fukuoka Airport
Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Key people Motomu Iwatani (President)
Website http://www.airnext.ana-g.com

Air Next Co., Ltd. (エアーネクスト株式会社 Eā Nekusuto Kabushiki-gaisha?) was a low-cost airline based on the grounds of Fukuoka Airport in Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan and a wholly owned subsidiary of All Nippon Airways (ANA).[1] It operated domestic services from its main base at Fukuoka Airport.[2] On October 1, 2010, Air Next, Air Central and Air Nippon Network were merged and rebranded as ANA Wings.

History[edit]

The airline was established in August 2004 and its first flight was on June 1, 2005 with a pair of Boeing 737-500 aircraft. Air Next received two more 737s by the end of 2006 and another three in 2007, bringing their fleet to a total of seven aircraft.

In February 2005 Air Next was headquartered in Minato, Tokyo.[3]

Air Next aircraft carried ANA livery with the name "Air Next" in small letters on the fuselage and a dolphin painted on each engine. Flights were operated with ANA/NH flight numbers, although Air Next had its own airline codes.

Destinations[edit]

Fleet[edit]

As of December 2009, the Air Next fleet included the following aircraft:[2][4]

Air Next Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Passengers
Boeing 737-500 14 126/133

References[edit]

  1. ^ "会社概要." Air Next. Retrieved on May 20, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 64. 
  3. ^ "会社概要." Air Next. February 16, 2005. Retrieved on May 20, 2009.
  4. ^ Air Next fleet list at ch-aviation.ch. Retrieved 2009-12-30.

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