AirAsia Japan granted Air Operator’s Certificate

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AirAsia Japan Co., Ltd. (CEO: Yoshinori Odagiri) recently announced that the airline has been granted the Air Operator’s Certificate by the Civil Aeronautics Act by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, under the air transport business, Japanese Aviation Law Article 100.

AirAsia Japan is scheduled to commence operations from their base at Chubu Centrair International Airport in Aichi prefecture to Shin-Chitose Airport in Sapporo, Sendai Airport in Sendai and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport in Taipei in Spring 2016.

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said, “We are very excited to be back in Japan. We have fantastic partners here and we are united in the vision to change the way people travel in Japan. Centrair Airport is a fantastic base and with our new routes, we look forward not only to enable the Japanese to enjoy our direct destinations but to connect them to the rest of Asia and beyond on our extensive network.”