Solaseed Air

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Solaseed Air
Solaseed Air logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
LQ SNJ NEWSKY
Founded 2002 (as Skynet Asia Airways)
Operating bases
Fleet size 12
Destinations 8
Parent company Miyakoh Holdings
Headquarters Miyazaki Airport, Miyazaki, 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 destinations on Kyushu and Tokyo. The airline changed its branding to Solaseed Air in July 2011.[2]

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.[3] It previously had a headquarters in another facility in Miyazaki City.[4] 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.[5]

Destinations[edit]

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

Solaseed Air operates services to the following domestic scheduled destinations (As of August 2014):[6]

Base
City Province/Region Country IATA ICAO Airport
Kagoshima Kyushu Japan KOJ RJFK Kagoshima Airport
Kobe Kansai Japan UKB RJBE Kobe Airport
Kumamoto Kyushu Japan KMJ RJFT Kumamoto Airport
Kunisaki/Ōita Kyushu Japan OIT RJFO Oita Airport
Miyazaki Kyushu Japan KMI RJFM Miyazaki Airport
Nagasaki Kyushu Japan NGS RJFU Nagasaki Airport
Naha Kyushu Japan OKA ROAH Naha Airport
Tokyo Kanto 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 (2012)

The Solaseed Air fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 5.4 years (As of March 2015):[7]

Solaseed Air Fleet
Aircraft In fleet Orders Passengers
Boeing 737-800
12
3
186
Total 12 3

On September 30, 2014, Solaseed Air stored their last remaining 737-400 aircraft, becoming a 737-800 only operator.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Solaseed Air Corporate Info (Japanese)
  2. ^ "Skynet to fly under new name of Solaseed". Kyodo News. Retrieved May 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ "会社概要" (Archive). Solaseed Air. Retrieved 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)"
  4. ^ "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"
  5. ^ "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"
  6. ^ Solaseed Air Route Map (Japanese) skynetasia.co.jp
  7. ^ "Solaseed Air fleet at planespotters.net". 
  8. ^ http://worldairlinenews.com/2014/08/24/solaseed-air-to-retire-the-last-boeing-737-400-on-september-30/

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