Solaseed Air

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Solaseed Air
Solaseed Air logo.png
IATA
LQ
ICAO
SNJ
Callsign
NEWSKY
Founded 2002 (as Skynet Asia Airways)
Operating bases
Fleet size 14
Destinations 8
Parent company Miyakoh Holdings
Headquarters Miyazaki Airport, Miyazaki, Kyūshū, Japan
Key people Hiroshi Takahashi (CEO) [1]
Website www.skynetasia.co.jp

Solaseed Air (ソラシド エア Sorashido Ea?), incorporated as Skynet Asia Airways Co., Ltd. (スカイネットアジア航空株式会社 Sukainetto Ajia Kōkū Kabushiki-gaisha?, SNA) is a low-cost airline headquartered on the property of Miyazaki Airport in Miyazaki, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan.

It operates services mainly between Miyazaki/Kumamoto/Nagasaki (Kyushu Island) and Tokyo. Beginning September 2007, flights to Kagoshima were scheduled to be introduced. Recently,[when?] the airline has announced it will offer discounts for foreign tourists that are up to 65% lower than regular fares. It is the first time a Japanese airline has offered a discount fare aimed only at tourists from abroad.[2] The airline changed its branding to Solaseed Air in July 2011.[3]

History[edit]

Miyazaki Airport, the location of the headquarters

The airline was established in May 2002 and started operations in July 2002. It was formerly Pan Asia Airlines. It launched services as the fourth new airline in a deregulated Japanese market since 1998. The airline is owned by the Industrial Revitalisation Corporation of Japan (56.9%) and Mera Electric Industrial Corporation (11.7%).

Corporate affairs[edit]

Solaseed established the head office in the second floor of Miyazaki Airport Building (宮崎空港ビル Miyazaki Kūkō Biru?) in Miyazaki, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan.[4] It previously had a headquarters in another facility in Miyazaki City.[5] The headquarters later moved to the SNA Center (SNAセンター SNA Sentā) in the Again Building (アゲインビル Agein Biru) in Miyazaki.[6]

Destinations[edit]

A Skynet Asia Airways Boeing 737-400 taking off from Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan. (2007)
A Solaseed Air Boeing 737-400 climbs away from Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan. (2012)

Solaseed Air operates services to the following domestic scheduled destinations (as of August 2014):[7]

Base
City Province/Region Country IATA ICAO Airport
Kagoshima Kyūshū Japan KOJ RJFK Kagoshima Airport
Kobe Kansai Japan UKB RJBE Kobe Airport
Kumamoto Kyūshū Japan KMJ RJFT Kumamoto Airport
Kunisaki/Ōita Kyūshū Japan OIT RJFO Oita Airport
Miyazaki Kyūshū Japan KMI RJFM Miyazaki Airport
Nagasaki Kyūshū Japan NGS RJFU Nagasaki Airport
Naha Kyūshū Japan OKA ROAH Naha Airport
Tokyo Kantō Japan HND RJTT Haneda Airport

Future plans include route expansion to key cities in Japan and across Asia.

Fleet[edit]

A Solaseed Air Boeing 737-800 at Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan. (2012)

The Solaseed Air fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 5.4 years (as of September 2014):[8]

Solaseed Air Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers
Boeing 737-400
3
150
Boeing 737-800
11
174
Total 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Solaseed Air Corporate Info (Japanese)
  2. ^ "Skynet Asia to offer discount airfares for foreign tourists." Japan Today. Retrieved on 16 November 2009.
  3. ^ "Skynet to fly under new name of Solaseed". Kyodo News. Retrieved May 12, 2011. 
  4. ^ "会社概要" (Archive). Solaseed Air. Rterieved on January 26, 2014. "本社 〒 880-0912 宮崎市大字赤江 宮崎空港内(宮崎空港ビル2階)"
  5. ^ "会社概要" (Archive). SkyNet Asia. April 6, 2004. Retrieved on January 26, 2014. "■本社 〒 880-0912 宮崎市大字赤江字飛江田 148"
  6. ^ "会社概要/会社案内" (Archive) SkyNet Asia. December 17, 2008. Retrieved on January 26, 2014. "■本社・SNAセンター 〒 880-0805 宮崎市橘通東 3-1-11 アゲインビル1F"
  7. ^ Solaseed Air Route Map (Japanese) skynetasia.co.jp
  8. ^ "Solaseed Air fleet at planespotters.net". 

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