ANA’s new low-fare carrier, AirJapan, has officially taken to the skies, commencing its first flight on 9 February.

The inaugural flight, on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, set off from Narita International Airport, Tokyo, and landed at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand.

AirJapan will fly this route six times per week, using the Boeing 787-Dreamliner. With 324 seats, the aircraft will have an all-economy layout but offer the same legroom as a full-service carrier, ANA Holdings said.

“The seats are the brand’s biggest appeal. We hope our customers enjoy comfortable flights to Bangkok,” said AirJapan President Hideki Mineguchi.

The new low-fare airline will focus on medium- to long-haul international routes, a move that will allow the ANA Group to pursue sustainable growth and meet a wide range of traveller demands.

AirJapan will begin service on its second route, Narita, Tokyo to Incheon International Airport, in South Korea on 22 February. It will start its third route, Tokyo-Sinagpore, on 26 April, which it will run four times a week. Also, the Narita-Seoul route will be increased and operated daily from April.

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