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Airlines

Name: AIR DO
7JetSet7 Code: HIA
Status: Operational
Region: ORIENT
City: SAPPORO
Country: JAPAN
Employees 710
Web: airdo.jp
Email: tkaneko@airdo.co.jp
Telephone: +81 11 252 5533
Fax: +81 11 252 5580
Sita: TYOHKXH
Background
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Click below for data links:
HIA-2003-04 - DOMESTIC UPDATE-A
HIA-2003-04 - DOMESTIC UPDATE-B
HIA-2003-04 - DOMESTIC UPDATE-C
HIA-2003-04 - DOMESTIC UPDATE-D
HIA-2003-04 - DOMESTIC UPDATE-E
HIA-2003-04 - DOMESTIC UPDATE-F
HIA-2005-05
HIA-AIR DO
HIA-LOGO

FORMED IN 1996 AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1998. THE BRAINCHILD OF A SUCCESSFUL POULTRY FARMER ON THE NORTHERN ISLAND OF HOKKAIDO. A K A HOKKAIDO AIR AND HOKKAIDO INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES. SCHEDULED, DOMESTIC, PASSENGER AND CARGO JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
8TH FLOOR, OAK SAPPORO BUILDING
NISHI-2, CHOME 9 KITA 1-JO, CHUO-KU
SAPPORO, HOKKAIDO 060-0001, JAPAN

JAPAN WAS ESTABLISHED IN 660, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 377,815, SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 125 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS TOKYO, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS JAPANESE.

NOVEMBER 1997: JAPAN AIR SERVICES (JAS) OWNS 51%.

START-UP CAPITAL $31.9 MILLION.

2/1 ORDERS (JANUARY 1998) 767-33AER'S (27476), (AWW) LEASED, TO BE USED FOR TOKYO - SAPPORO. 2 ORDERS (MARCH 1998) SAAB 340B'S, 36Y PAX, FOR OPERATION ON ASAHIKAWA - KUSHIRO - HAKODATE, AND HAKODATE - SAPPORO.

JAPAN AIRLINES (JAL) TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL, OPERATIONAL, AND AIRPORT HANDLING.

AKIRA NAKAMURA, PRESIDENT, IS EX-(JAL) MARKETING MANAGER.

JANUARY 1998: TO USE PILOTS (FC) FROM PARK AVIATION, IRELAND.

FEBRUARY 1998: 1 767-33AER (CF6-80C2B6F) DELIVERY.

MARCH 1998: CIVIL AVIATION BUREAU OF JAPAN INCREASED EXTENDED TWIN- ENGINE OPERATIONS (ETOPS) APPROVAL FROM 120 TO 180 MINUTES.

JUNE 1998: SAAB 340B (440) DELIVERY.

AUGUST 1998: TO DELAY START-UP TIL DECEMBER 1998, DUE TO CERTIFICATION PROBLEMS WITH GOVERNMENT APPROVAL OF OPERATIONS DOCUMENTS.

OCTOBER 1998: OK FROM JAPANESE AUTHORITIES FOR DECEMBER 1998 START, HANEDA - SAPPORO, WITH 767-300ER (27476), (AWW) LEASED.

DECEMBER 1998: MAY DELAY DELIVERY OF 2ND AIRPLANE.

STARTS 3 DAILY TOKYO - SAPPORO, HOKKAIDO ISLAND (767-300ER) = 65% LF (LOAD FACTOR).

JANUARY 1999: PLANS INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS TO CHINA, HONG KONG, AND KOREA.

+2 767-300ER'S, IN AUGUST 1999.

APRIL 1999: 60 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 10 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 38 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA)).

MARCH 2000: 1 767-33AER (28159), EX-CITYBIRD (CBD), (AWW) LEASED.

APRIL 2000: 206 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 18 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 44 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 14 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

(csakai@airdo.co.jp).

MAIN BASE: SAPPORO CHITOSE.

JUNE 2000: AFTER 2 YEARS OF OPERATIONS, ALREADY STARTING TO MAKE SOME PROFIT. SHINCHITOSE - KUSHIROO ROUTE IS DOING WELL, WITH 84.3% LF. PROFIT THIS TERM WAS UP 70 MILLION YEN. CODE SHARE WITH NORTHWEST (NWA) TO SEATTLE, NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO (SFO), & LOS ANGELES (LAX). ALREADY STARTED CODE SHARE WITH (KLM), TO AMSTERDAM.

JULY 2000: 2ND 767-300ER ENTERS SERVICE ON TOKYO - SAPPORO.

OCTOBER 2000: MR SAWADA, PRESIDENT, EX-JAPAN AIR LINES (JAL)

DECEMBER 2000: IN EFFORT TO BOOST TRAFFIC, AIR DO (HIA) CANCELS BAN ON SMOKING, AND INSTITUTES A SMOKING SECTION OF APPROX 25% SEATS ON ITS 767-300ER FLIGHTS TO SAPPORO.

6 MONTHS ENDING SEPTEMBER 2000 = -$11.8 MILLION.

MICHIMASU ISHIKO, (CEO), EX-HOKKAIDO GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL.

JANUARY 2001: MAKES ITS AIRPLANES SMOKE-FREE AGAIN.

MICHIMASU ISHIKO, PRESIDENT.

APRIL 2001: 206 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 18 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 44 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 14 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

JULY 2001: GOVERNMENT OF HOKKAIDO REDUCED AID TO AIR DO (HIA) TO ONLY $16 MILLION FOR 2001.

MARCH 2002: AIR DO (HIA) IS IN A DECLINING, FINANCIAL SITUATION, AND PLANS TO SEEK AN ALLIANCE WITH OTHER MAJOR AIRLINES, IN ORDER FOR SURVIVAL.

APRIL 2002: (http://www.airdo.co.jp).

MAIN BASE: SAPPORO CHITOSE AIRPORT (CTS).

MAY 2002: FINANCIALLY STRAPPED, AIR DO (HIA) NEGOTIATES A -30% AIRPLANE LEASING FEE DISCOUNT ON 2 767'S FROM ANSETT WORLDWIDE (AWW).

POSSIBLE TIE-UP WITH A MAJOR AIRLINE SUCH AS JAPAN AIRLINES (JAL), WHO HAVE BEEN PROVIDING MAINTENANCE SERVICES SINCE 1998. ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS (ANA) IS ALSO A POSSIBILITY, BECAUSE OF (ANA)'S EFFORTS TO FEND OFF THE INTENSIFYING COMPETITION FROM THE IMMINENT ALLIANCE OF (JAL) WITH JAPAN AIR SYSTEM (JAS). AIR DO (HIA) ALREADY RECEIVED 4.7 BILLION YUEN FROM HOKKAIDO MUNICIPALITIES, AND THE LOCAL BUSINESS COMMUNITY, SINCE ITS FINANCIAL TROUBLES, SUCH AS 1.05 BILLION YUEN AIRPORT USAGE FEES, WHICH HAVE BEEN IN ARREARS SINCE AUGUST 2001.

July 2002: Files for bankruptcy. Possible alliance discussions with All Nippon Airways (ANA). (ANA) may increase flights between Sapporo and Fukuoka, in a code sharing agreement with Air Do (HIA).

Fiscal Year (FY) 2001 = -$6.8 million. $49 million debts. Currently has 289 employees.

September 2002: Signs a "basic alliance agreement" with All Nippon Airways (ANA), including code-sharing. Will combine airplane maintenance operations.

Tokyo - Asahikawa (767-200, (ANA) leased, 3/day).

April 2003: 290 employees.

(http://www.airdo21.com).

July 2003: 767-281 (23431), All Nippon (ANA) wet-leased.

In August 2003, Hokkaido Air System, Sapporo (Okadama) - Hakodate (2/day).

July 2004: 2003 = +Y 1.47 billion/+$13 million (1st +ve!).

November 2004: 290 employees.

March 2005: 767-381 (23758, JA8258) delivery.

April 2005: 345 employees (including 32 Flight Crew (FC); 90 Cabin Attendants); & 30 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

737-4YO (24545, JA391K), Air Nippon (ANK) wet-leased.

June 2005: 767-281 (23431, JA8251) returned to All Nippon Airways (ANA).

January 2006: 737-46M (28550, JA392K), Air Nippon (ANK) leased.

March 2009: Air Do (HIA) is a low-fare airline operating three times a day between Tokyo and cities in the Hokkaido Prefecture.

Employees = 490.

(IATA) Code: HD. (ICAO) Code: ADO - (Callsign - AIR DO).

Parent organization/shareholders: Misuho Asset (96.07%); & Individual holders (3.93%).

Main Base: Tokyo International airport (HND).

Hub: Sapporo Chitose airport (CTS).

Domestic, scheduled destinations: Asahikawa; Hakodate; Sapporo; & Tokyo.

April 2009: 737-54K (27966, JA8196 - - SEE PHOTO - - "HIA-737-54K-2009-04), Air Nippon (ANK) leased.

May 2009: 10th anniversary!

July 2010: Air Do (HIA) is a low-fare airline operating on busy routes between Tokyo and cities in the Hokkaido Prefecture.

Employees = 720.

(IATA) Code: HD. (ICAO) Code: ADO (Callsign - AIR DO).

Parent organization/shareholders: Misuho Asset (96.07%); & Individual holders (3.93%).

Alliances: All Nippon Airways (ANA).

Main Base: Tokyo International airport (HND).

Hub: Sapporo Chitose airport (CTS).

Domestic, scheduled destinations: Asahikawa; Hakodate; Sapporo; & Tokyo.

June 2013: 737-781 (33888, JA1SAN), ex-(N6096S), delivery.

December 2013: Air Do ((IATA) Code: HD, based at Sapporo Chitose) (HIA) is planning to retire its fleet of six 737-500s by January 2016. The 737-500s are currently used to serve Fukushima, Kobe, Komatsu, Niigata, Okayama, Sendai, Tokyo Haneda, and Toyama. Announcing its 2013 - 2016 medium-term corporate strategy, (HIA), the Japanese low-cost carrier (LCC) also plans to introduce +2 more 737NG airplanes from 2015 onwards to help with domestic route expansion.

Air Do (HIA) currently operates 14 airplanes, in 1 country, 14 destinations on 13 routes and 74 flights.

February 2015: Air Do (HIA) will transfer four of its Sapporo Chitose routes to (ANA) - All Nippon Airways this summer, the "Zipanguflyer" blog reports.

Citing poor demand, (HIA), the Japanese domestic operator will transfer its Fukushima, Niigata, Komatsu, and Toyama services to (ANA) beginning March 29 with each to be downgraded to a single daily return flight. All flights will be operated by an (ANA) 737-800 with the exception of Niigata, which will be operated by an (ANA) Wings ((IATA) Code: EH, based at Sapporo Chitose) DHC-8-400.

Ironically, it was (ANA) that switched the routes out to Air Do (HIA) in November 2009, preferring to code share on the flights instead.

June 2016: 767-381 (27944, JA602A) flew its last revenue flight for All Nippon (ANA) on May 31st prior to being ferried Singapore (QPG) to Tokyo (HND) for lease to Air Do (HIA).

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
HIA-737-54K-APR09
HIA-767-281
HIA-767-300
HIA-767-300ER
HIA-767-33A
HIA-767-381 - 2015-02.jpg

August 2016:

1 737-4YO (CFM56-3C1) (1805-24545, /90 JA391K), (ANK) WET-LSD 2005-04. 168Y.

1 737-46M (CFM56-3C1) (2847-28550, /97 JL392K), (ANK) WET-LSD 2006-01. 168Y.

5 737-54K (CFM56-3C1) (2783-27432, /96 JA8504; 2850-28461, /97 JA8595; 2872-27434, /97 JA300K; 2875-27435, /97 JA301K; 3075-28993, /98 JA305K), 2011-03. ALL TO BE RETIRED BY 2016-01. 126Y.

1 737-54K (CFM56-3C1) (2824-27966, /96 JA8196 - - SEE PHOTO - - "HIA-737-54K-2009-04), (ANK) LSD 2009-04. TO BE RETIRED BY 2016-01. 126Y.

2 737-781 (CFM56-7B22) (1781-33916, /05 JA01AN; 2268-33882, /07 JA11AN), 2013-01. 8C, 112Y.

1 737-781 (CFM56-7B22) (33888, /06 JA1SAN), 2013-06. WITH WINGLETS. 8C, 112Y.

0 767-281 (CF6-80A) (143-23431, /86 JA8251), (ANA) WET-LSD 2003-07. RTND 2005-06. 234Y.

2 +/3 OPTIONS 767-33AER (CF6-80C2B6) (687-27476, /98 JA98AD; 689-28159, /98 JA01HD "FALCON"), EX-(CBD), (AWW) LSD, (ETOPS) EQ'PD. 289Y.

1 767-381 (CF6-80C2B2) (179-23758, /98 JA8258), EX-(ANK), 2005-03. 288Y.

1 767-381 (CF6-80C2B2) (439-25617, /92 JA8359) (ANA) LSD 2009-11. 270Y.

1 767-381 (CF6-80C2B6) (669-27943, /97 JA601A), 2012-03. 10PY, 260Y.

1 767-381 (CF6-80C2B6) (27944, /97 JA602A), (ANA) LSD 2016-01. 10PY, 260Y.

Management:
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Click below for photos:
HIA-1-SADAO SAITO - 2013-08

HITOSHI AWAJI, PRESIDENT.

SADAO SAITO, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

MICHIMASU ISHIKO, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) (2000-12) (TYOHKXH) (shichita@airdo.co.jp).

YOSHIKAZU OYAUCHI, EXECUTIVE MANAGING DIRECTOR.

HIROSHI MOTOYOSHI, MANAGING DIRECTOR.

YOSHIKUNI MATSUZAKI, EXECUTIVE VP.

TSUKASA SHIBATA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.

Y NODA, EXECUTIVE VP OPERATIONS & ENGINEERING (12/00).

TAMIO FUJIWARA, VICE PRESIDENT.

TERUO HAMADA, VICE PRESIDENT.

YAMAUCHI KOJI, GENERAL MANAGER OPERATIONS (TYOHKXH), (yamauchi@airdo.co.jp).

M AKIYAMA, GENERAL MANAGER ENGINEERING, (TYOHKXH).
(akiyama@airdo.co.jp).

YASUNORI KONAGAMITSU, GENERALL MANAGER MAINTENANCE (TYOHKXH).
(konagamitsu@airdo.co.jp).

 
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