Formed in 2011 and started operations in 2012. Originally was a low cost carrier (LCC) joint venture (JV) between All Nippon Airways (ANA) (67%) and AirAsia (AWE) (33%) named AirAsia Japan. Later Air Asia (ASW) dropped out and (ANA) took control, re-naming the carrier Vanilla Air (WAJ). Domestic, regional & international. scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.
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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.
July 2011: All Nippon Airways (ANA) and AirAsia (ASW) announced their Joint Venture (JV) at a press conference.
August 2011: Following its formal establishment, AirAsia Japan (WAJ) is headquartered alongside All Nippon Airways (ANA) in Japan. Its main operating base is at Narita International Airport and initially it will serve domestic destinations utilizing the brand and service model of Air Asia (ASW). Future planned international destinations included the Philippines, S Korea and Taiwan. (ASW) Group (CEO) Tony Fernandez also indicated that the (JV) hub at Narita may serve as a connecting point between SE Asia and the USA with the AirAsia Group network.
September 2012: All Nippon Airways (ANA) officially applied to Japan's Legal Affairs Bureau to establish its planned joint venture (JV) Low Cost Carrier (LCC) with AirAsia (ASW) to be called AirAsia Japan (WAJ).
(ANA) said it will apply for an Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) for AirAsia Japan (WAJ) "with the aim of beginning low-cost operations from August next year." (WAJ) will be based at Tokyo Narita.
(ANA) said it will initially invest ¥10 million in the (JV), with its total investment eventually rising to ¥5 billion/$65.1 million, giving it a 51% stake.
Kazuyuki Iwakata,( ANA) VP International & Regulatory Affairs, was named (CEO) of AirAsia Japan (WAJ). (WAJ) plans to operate both domestic and international flights.
AirAsia Japan (WAJ) is the 1st low cost carrier (LCC) to be based at Narita. Its formation was announced only two months after (ANA) announced the formation of Peach (PCA), Japan's 1st low cost carrier (LCC) based at Kansai International Airport in Osaka. (ANA) elected to partner with the existing low cost carrier (ASW) for efficiency and a strategic advantage.
February 2012: AirAsia Japan (WAJ) has received its Air Operators’ Certificate (AOC) from the Civil Aviation Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport & Tourism.
The new low-cost carrier (LCC), which will begin operations from August, will be based at Tokyo Narita. International services are scheduled to launch October 1. From 2013, it plans to offer A330 services to Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore.
(ANA) Group (CEO) Shinichiro Ito said, “This is a start of a new age in Japanese aviation history with a full-fledged low-cost carrier (LCC) beginning operations in the largest aviation market in this country this year for the 1st time. We aim to generate new demand in this industry together as a whole. (ANA) believes that AirAsia Japan (ASW) will make air transport more accessible and provide a convenient and efficient travel option for a wide range of people.”
June 2012: AirAsia Japan (WAJ) has taken delivery of its 1st A320-200 (151, JA8384) that has been transferred from parent, (ANA) - All Nippon Airways.
August 2012: AirAsia Japan (WAJ) commenced operations on August 1 and launched altogether 3 domestic routes in the last week out of its new Tokyo Narita (NRT) base with its 2 180Y-seat A320 airplanes. All 3 routes face competition from the same 4 airlines; (JAL), (ANA), Jetstar Japan, and Skymark (SKM). AirAsia Japan (WAJ) saw its 1st 2 flights take off with load factors of 80% LF and 87% LF. AirAsia (ASW) Group’s (CEO) Tony Fernandes said: “This is a dream come true for all of us at AirAsia (ASW). It has only been 1 year since we announced (WAJ)’s establishment and now we already have 2 A320 airplanes, 243 staff in Japan, and 3 domestic routes on the day we start our operations.”
September 2012: As AirAsia Japan (WAJ) nears its 1st full month of service, its attention is turning to what international markets to serve. While (WAJ) had previously filed schedules to offer a daily return from each Seoul and Busan from October 1, 2012, (CEO) Kazuyuki Iwakata said those services have been pushed back to the 2nd half of October 2012 at the earliest, following a delay in the delivery of its 3rd A320.
In addition to Korea in the international market, Mr Iwakata expects (WAJ) to focus on mainland China as well as Taiwan. In addition to the 2 destinations offering high demand, they are Japan's 2nd and 4th largest international markets. "Open skies" agreements have also recently been signed, with Taiwan in November 2011 and China in August 2012, a further testament to Japan's breathtaking liberalization that is ushering a new era in once stagnate North Asia.
November 2012: AirAsia Japan (WAJ), which only commenced operations on August 1, decided to go international and set up its 1st South Korean route on October 28. (WAJ) now offers daily services on the 1,300 km route across the Sea of Japan from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Seoul Incheon (ICN). Kazuyuki Iwakata, (WAJ)’s (CEO) said: “The announcement of our new international routes to Korea gives me much pleasure as we can now further expand the AirAsia (ASW) Group’s existing extensive route network, connecting Japan and other countries in Asia. It makes much sense to begin our international flights to Korea, our next-door neighbor.” Competition in the market is fierce. Already operating on the route are Korean Air (KAL) (28x-weekly frequencies), Asiana Airlines (AAR) (21x-), (JAL) (14x-), (ANA) (7x-), Delta (DAL) (7x-), Eastar Jet (7x-) and United Airlines (UAL) (7x-). The addition of the new AirAsia Japan (WAJ) service brings the combined number of weekly seats offered on the route up to almost 25,000. (WAJ) has already announced the launch of its 2nd route to S Korea with services to Busan scheduled to start the end of this month.
1 A320-216 (5200, JAO2AJ), AirAsia (ASW) leased to AirAsia Japan (WAJ).
December 2012: AirAsia Japan (WAJ) launched its 2nd S Korean route from Tokyo Narita airport (NRT), following the launch of services to Seoul Incheon airport in late October. On November 27, (WAJ) added services from the Tokyo airport to Busan airport (PUS), located on the SE most tip of the Korean peninsula. Daily, A320-operated flights face competition from existing services by (JAL) (26x-weekly frequencies), Air Busan and Korean Airlines (KAL) (7x-weekly each).
February 2013: AirAsia Japan (WAJ) has confirmed earlier rumors and will base an A320-200 at Nagoya Chu-bu Centrair International Airport (NGO) from March 31 to launch 2 new domestic routes from the airport to Fukuoka Itazuke (FUK) and Sapporo Chitose New Sapporo International (CTS) airports. It will serve Fukuoka 2x-daily and Sapporo on a daily basis. (WAJ) already operates from Tokyo's Narita airport to Busan Gimhae (PUS), Fukuoka, Okinawa Naha (OKA), Sapporo (CTS), and Seoul Incheon International (ICN) airports.
March 2013: AirAsia Japan Company Ltd (WAJ) is a low cost carrier (LCC) headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. (WAJ) is a joint venture between All Nippon Airways (ANA) and AirAsia (ASW). It is the 9th subsidiary for (ANA) and 5th subsidiary for (ASW). The 1st flight for (WAJ) operated on August 1st 2012 from Tokyo Narita to Fukuoka.
(IATA) Code: JW. (ICAO) Code: WAJ - (Callsign - WING ASIA).
Parent organization/shareholders: All Nippon Airways (ANA) (67%); AirAsia (ASW) (33%).
Main Base: Narita International Airport (NRT), Tokyo.
Domestic Destinations: Fukuoka (Fukuoka Itazuke Airport (FUK)); Nagoya (Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO) - starts March 31, 2013); Okinawa (Naha Airport (OKA)); Sapporo (New Chitose Airport (CTS)).
Proposed Domestic Destinations: Aomori; Kagoshima; Komatsu; Kumamoto; Okayama; Osaka (Itami Airport); Osaka (Kansai Airport (KIX)).
Short-haul International Destinations:
Busan (Gimhae International Airport (PUS); Seoul (Incheon International Airport (ICN)).
Proposed Long-haul International Destinations:
HONG KONG; MALAYSIA; INDONESIA; SINGAPORE; & THAILAND (using A330 airplanes in 2013).
April 2013: AirAsia Japan (WAJ) commenced services on 2 routes, 1 domestic and 1 international, from its 2nd base in Nagoya (NGO) on April 26. (WAJ), which already serves Fukuoka with 2x-daily services from Nagoya, now offers a 2nd domestic destination from Japan’s 3rd-largest city, as it flies with daily frequencies to Sapporo Chitose (CTS). In addition to the Sapporo service, AirAsia Japan (WAJ) also commenced operations on its 1st international route from Nagoya and now connects it with a daily service to Seoul Incheon (ICN). Competition in both markets is significant, and the airline faces (ANA) (42x-weekly flights), Japan Airlines (JAL)/(JAS) (35x-), Jetstar Japan (14x-) and Skymark Airlines (SKM) (14x-) on the 1,000 km domestic route, as well as 2x-daily flights from both Asiana Airlines (AAR) and Korean Air (KAL), and daily flights from Jeju Air (JJA) on the route to South Korea. Both newly launched routes are operated using (WAJ)’s fleet of A320s.
June 2013: All Nippon Airways (ANA) parent company, (ANA) Holdings Inc has established an investment management company in Singapore focused on growing its Asian business. The new company is called Strategic Partner Investment and it began business with an initial capital of SGD 120,000/$95,000. Kazuyuki Iwakata is the company’s Managing Director (also (CEO) of AirAsia Japan (WAJ)).
The new company “will mainly manage the investment operations of (ANA) Holdings. The company will focus on strategic investments in Asia, improving synergies with the (ANA) Group’s airline business and maximizing earnings,” (ANA) said
(ANA) has a joint venture (JV), AirAsia Japan (WAJ), with low-cost carrier (LCC) AirAsia (ASW), but there has been speculation that the partnership might end.
July 2013: AirAsia Japan (WAJ) commenced new international service on July 3, when it connected its Tokyo Narita (NRT) base and Taipei Taoyuan (TPE). The daily A320-operated service faces competition from China Airlines (CHI) (24x-weekly flights in the week commencing 15 July), (EVA) Air (14x-), Japan Airlines (JAL)/(JAS) (14x-), (ANA) (7x-), Cathay Pacific (CAT) (7x-), Delta Air Lines (DAL) (7x-) and Scoot (SCT) (7x-).
August 2013: All Nippon Airways (ANA) parent, (ANA) Holdings has re-branded AirAsia Japan (WAJ) as “Vanilla Air” (VNL) by which name the Tokyo-based low-cost carrier (LCC) will be known from November 1.
(ANA) Holdings ended its partnership with AirAsia (ASW) on the AirAsia Japan (WAJ) joint venture (JV) in June, acquiring AirAsia (ASW)’s shareholding and moving to operate (VNL) as a wholly owned subsidiary of (ANA) based at Tokyo Narita. (ASW) will fly mainly to domestic and regional resort destinations. (ANA) said "Vanilla Air (VNL)" was selected as the brand because the “simple and sophisticated flavor of Vanilla is popular worldwide” and conveys a “relaxed and satisfied” feeling. It said it wants passengers to come to know Vanilla Air (VNL) for “easy and no stress” flying.
Vanilla Air (WAJ) will remain based at Narita airport and will start flights at the end of this year with two passenger planes. The company is targeting mainly at customers, who are interested to travel to resort destinations.
“We will begin with short-distance services but want to expand the range to mid- and long-distances in line with (ANA)’s branding strategy,” Ishii said, adding that it would also increase the number of airplanes to 10 in 2015.
November 2013: Vanilla Air (VNL) Japan’s newest low-cost carrier (LCC), based at Tokyo's Narita Airport has taken delivery of its 1st A320 on lease from (AWAS) (AWW). (VNL) will start commercial services December 20 from Tokyo Narita Airport to Okinawa and Taipei, gradually expanding services to Sapporo and Seoul Incheon, as well as international holiday resort destinations
Vanilla Air (VNL)’s A320 is configured with 180Y seats in an all-economy (Y) layout. The A320 is equipped with sharklets and powered by (CFM56) engines.
Vanilla Air (VNL), formerly known as AirAsia Japan (WAJ), is now wholly owned by (ANA) Holdings.
February 2014: Vanilla Air (WAJ), the new wholly-owned low cost carrier (LCC) subsidiary of All Nippon Airways (ANA), launched its 3rd and 4th routes during this month. From its Tokyo Narita (NRT) base it now operates 3x-daily flights on the 790 km route to Sapporo Chitose (CTS) as well as 2x-daily flights on the 1,230 km route to Seoul Incheon (ICN). Competition is considerable on both routes, with 4 competing airlines on the domestic route and 6 on the route to South Korea.
Route competition as follows:
Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Sapporo Chitose (CTS) 21x-weekly, vs Jetstar Japan (JJP) 28x-weekly, (Japan Airlines/(JAL)/(JAS) 21x-weekly, All Nippon (ANA) 14x-weekly, and Skymark Airlines (SKM) 14x-weekly;
(NRT) to Seoul Incheon (ICN) 14x-weekly vs Asiana Airlines (AAR) 28x-wkly, Korean Air (KAL) 23x-weekly, (JAL)/(JAS) 14x-wkly, Jeju Air (JJA) 14x-weekly, Eastar Jet (EJS) 7x-weekly, and United Air Lines (UAL) 7x-weekly.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) has inked a deal with (IBS) Software for the implementation of 2 next-gen solutions to manage the Passenger Reservations and Flight Operations of Vanilla Air (VNL), the (ANA) Group’s new Narita-based low-cost carrier (LCC).
March 2014: SEE ATTACHED - "WAJ-2014-03-UPDATE-A/B/C."
May 2014: Vanilla Air (VNL) is to continue its conservative growth, while pivoting towards the international market. All Nippon Airways (ANA)'s second attempt at a Tokyo-based low cost carrier (LCC) remains a conservative effort. Vanilla Air (VNL), the re-branded AirAsia Japan, now operates 6 A320s, up from the peak of 5 that AirAsia Japan (WAJ) operated.
(WAJ) is planning for a fleet of 10 A320s by March 2016, representing significantly slower growth than seen at Japan's 2 other new (LCC)s, Peach (PCA) and Jetstar Japan (JJP). The majority of Vanilla (VNL)'s capacity (ASK)s are in the domestic market, but within 5 years, (WAJ) expects to derive 70% of revenue from the international market.
Vanilla Air (VNL) will shortly add its fourth domestic destination, Amami, while the international market is experiencing some setbacks. (VNL) would like to add services to Taipei, but (WAJ) has been unable to secure slots. Taiwan and Korea have been popular short-haul markets from Japan, but the Japan to Korea market continues to experience a setback due to tension.
July 2014: Vanilla Air (VNL), the airline that evolved out of the original AirAsia Japan, has introduced a new destination to its Tokyo Narita (NRT) based network. On July 1st, the All Nippon Airways (ANA) subsidiary began daily flights on the 1,300 km route to Amami Oshima (ASJ), using its 180Y-seat A320s. The airport is located on 1 of the Satsunan Islands to the south of the Japanese mainland. Although there is no direct competition, Japan Airlines (JAL)/(JAS) offers daily flights from Tokyo Haneda to Amami Oshima. The other routes served this summer by Vanilla Air (VNL) from Tokyo Narita are Sapporo Chitose (6x-daily), Okinawa/Naha (3x-daily), Seoul Incheon (2x-daily flights), and Taipei Taoyuan (2x-daily).
August 2014: Vanilla Air (VNL) plans to launch regular flights linking Narita International Airport near Tokyo with Hong Kong in November and with Kaohsiung in Taiwan in February 2015, company officials said. (VNL) plans to initially operate 3 round-trip flights per week between Narita and Hong Kong, increasing services to 2x-daily by the end of next March, while launching a daily round-trip service between Narita and Kaohsiung.
"We'd like to place more emphasis on international flight business hereafter," Vanilla Air (VNL) President Tomonori Ishii said.
AirAsia Japan ((IATA) Code: JW, based at Nagoya Chu-bu) (WAJ) (CEO), Yoshinori Odagiri said (WAJ) is keeping its options open so far as rumors of a tie up with Skymark Airlines ((IATA) Coder: BC, based at Tokyo Haneda) (SKM) are concerned. Asked whether or not it was true the nascent AirAsia (ASW) subsidiary had been approached by (SKM), the struggling (LCC), Odagiri told Japan's "AviationWire" news-service: "Nothing has materialized, but we keep all doors open."
According to the "ZipanguFlyer" blog, AirAsia Japan (WAJ)'s interest in Skymark (SKM) could centre on its coveted Tokyo Haneda rights for which it currently has 36 slot pairings. Haneda slots are highly sought after by local and international carriers alike, given its closer proximity to downtown Tokyo as compared to Tokyo Narita. Recently, Skymark (SKM) announced plans to wind down its Tokyo Narita operations and focus on Haneda from October in the wake of heavy first-quarter net loss of -JPY5.8 billion/-USD56 million. (SKM) is also faced with the prospect of paying USD700 million in cancellation fess to Airbus Industrie (EDS) for its abandoned order of 6 A380-800s.
Despite the cancellation, (SKM) is still intent on expanding internationally with its fleet of A330-300s. (SKM) has reportedly appealed to the Japanese government to grant it midnight slots at Haneda, which would allow it to offer regional flights to Honolulu, Singapore Changi, and Thailand. The flights would allow (SKM) to better utilize its A330s which lie idle in Tokyo during the night in anticipation of the following day's domestic Japanese operations.
The granting of these slots and of the requisite traffic rights is subject to regulatory approval, however.
February 2015: Tokyo’s Narita International Airport plans to open its dedicated low-cost carrier (LCC) terminal in early April. The 66,000 sq m Terminal 3 has 5 contact stands for narrow body airplanes and 2 contact stands for wide body airplanes. It will increase capacity by +7.5 million passengers per year, Narita deputy Vice Chairman Cargo, Fumio Gunji said.
“The total investment for T3 is around $130 million “Narita deputy VP Aviation Marketing, Koichi Okawara said.
Currently, 13 low cost carriers (LCC) (4 of them based in Japan) operate out of Narita during the current winter schedule, creating about 21.5% market share of the total.
October 2015: Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport & Tourism has approved an air operator’s certificate (AOC) for AirAsia (ASW)’s revamped low-cost carrier (LCC) subsidiary, AirAsia Japan (WAJ).
(WAJ) will build up its fleet to 20 aircraft over 4 years, President Yoshinori Odagiri said, with (WAJ) aiming to eventually serve the Chinese coast.
The airline, whose owners include Malaysia-based AirAsia (ASW) and Japanese virtual mall giant Rakuten, is slated to begin operations next spring. It will start out with 3 routes: domestic service linking Nagoya with Hokkaido and Sendai, plus 1 to Taipei.
AirAsia Japan (WAJ) will add 5 planes a year and increase the number of domestic airports it serves after securing aircraft and hangar space, Odagiri told a news conference at company headquarters at Chubu Airport near Nagoya.
Candidates for future service include the western Japanese city of Fukuoka and coastal areas of China.
The company's 1st aircraft, an Airbus A320, arrived at Chubu Airport on October 16. The aircraft will be used for crew training and other purposes ahead of the spring launch.
Odagiri said AirAsia Japan (WAJ) has also been in talks with Chubu Airport officials on design and other features of a planned 2nd passenger terminal, which will serve low-cost carriers (LCC)s.
"We will be able to efficiently place staff members, once the new terminal is complete," he said. "We hope to start using the facility as early as fiscal 2018."
December 2015: Malaysian low-cost carrier (LCC) parent group AirAsia Berhad reported a net profit of +MYR160.4 million/+$35.9 million for the 2015 3rd quarter. The company posted revenues of MYR2.8 billion and an operating profit of +MYR332 million.
AirAsia Berhad’s operating segments include associate/affiliate carriers Malaysia AirAsia (ASW), Thai AirAsia (THA), Indonesia AirAsia (AWR), AirAsia Philippines (APG) and AirAsia India (AAI). In spring 2016, the group’s reconfigured subsidiary AirAsia Japan (WAJ) will launch service from Nagoya’s Chubu Centrair International Airport.
“We are witnessing the positive effect of rational pricing and its impact towards passenger travel patterns,” AirAsia Berhad (CEO), Tony Fernandes said in his quarterly outlook statement. “In Malaysia, all signs report toward rational and sustainable growth in the coming quarters, as other players have significantly reduced capacity and rationalized their routes, while the irrational price war that took place in the past is over.”
Citing increased demand by Chinese travelers since May 2015, a +21% year-over-year (YOY) surge, as well as low fuel prices, “we see a great end to the year and a light at the end of the tunnel for [our] Malaysian operations after a series of headwinds that affected our operations,” Fernandes said.
The consolidated AirAsia Berhad group showed passenger growth of +20% (YOY) to 12.88 million passengers during the quarter. Traffic demand increased +22.4% (YOY) to 15.19 billion (RPK)s, as capacity grew +18.1% (YOY) to 18.86 billion (ASK)s. The group’s load factor for the quarter came to 80.5% LF, up +2.8 points (YOY).
Malaysia AirAsia (ASW) posted a 2015 3rd-quarter net result of +MYR166.1 million/+$37.1 million, up +61.4% (YOY) from +MYR102.9 million in (3Q) 2014. Traffic on (ASW) was up +19% (YOY) to 7.77 billion (RPK)s as capacity increased +12% (YOY) to 9.57 billion (ASK)s. (ASW)’s resulting passenger load factor for the quarter was 81.2% LF.
February 2017: AirAsia Japan (WAJ) Chairman, Takashi Ide said the start-up will now likely only launch operations during summer of this year having originally aimed for spring time.
According to the "ZipanguFlyer" blog, the delay was caused by a number of factors including a last-minute change in management which saw Ide replacing former Chairman, Yoshinori Odagiri among other appointments.
However, with JPY3 billion/USD 26.31 million in fresh capital, (WAJ), the low cost carrier (LCC) now looks set to launch revenue operations in either July or August.
Initially, the AirAsia (ASW) unit will largely focus on Japan's domestic market employing 2 A320-200 (sl)s to connect Nagoya Chubu to Sapporo Chitose, Sendai, and Taipei Taoyuan with 2x-aily rotations.
Thereafter, in 2017, a further 4 aircraft will arrive, allowing for the launch of added regional flights with Beijing Capital, Tianjin, Guam International, Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok, Macau International, Seoul Incheon, Shanghai Pudong, and Wuxi touted as possible destinations. First profit is forecasted for (FY) 2017.
In 2018, AirAsia Japan (WAJ) will add 3 A320s for a total of 9, plus 2 A330s. The new Airbus Industrie (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) wide body aircraft will be used to open up Nagoya Chubu to Singapore Changi, while the additional A320s will be based at a new hub at Tokyo Narita and fly to Beijing or Tianjin, Hong Kong, or Macau, Sapporo, Taipei, and Shanghai, or Wuxi.
During 2019, the fleet will be increased to 12 A320s and 4 A330s; the A320s will be based at their 3rd hub at Taipei Taoyuan and start Vietnam and Singapore using 5th freedom rights, while additional A330s will be used to launch Honolulu from both Nagoya and Tokyo's Narita airport.
By the end of 2020, the (LCC)'s fleet will include 14 A320s and 6 A330s. The additional A330s will be used to open up its 1st trans-Pacific routes to Seattle Tacoma International, though Ide noted it could be changed to San Francisco, California depending on which USA partner it interlines with. The added A320s will also open up more routes including Taipei and Narita with Seoul. (WAJ) also plans to conduct its Initial Public Offering (IPO) during (FY) 2020.
April 2017: Boeing Digital Aviation subsidiary Jeppesen has signed with the AirAsia Group to provide digital charting and electronic flight bag (EFB) services across AirAsia (ASW)’s 6 low-cost carrier (LCC) affiliates.
The multiple-year agreement will cover AirAsia (ASW)’s 6 affiliate (LCC) airlines: AirAsia Berhad (Malaysia) (ASW), Thai AirAsia (THA), AirAsia India (AAI), AirAsia Japan (WAJ), Indonesia AirAsia (AWR) and Philippines AirAsia (APG). The AirAsia Group will integrate Jeppesen FlightDeck Pro (EFB) services on Windows-operating tablets to optimize operations, eliminate paper content and improve fuel consumption, the company said.
The agreement with the AirAsia Group follows on Jeppesen’s existing (EFB) service agreement with another of the group’s affiliates, long-haul (LCC) AirAsia X (ASX).
“We had previous experience with digital Jeppesen services with our AirAsia X (ASX) affiliates and extend[ing] these digital navigation and (EFB) services across the AirAsia Group will allow us to continue our transition to a fully digital operating environment,” AirAsia (ASW) Regional Director Flight Operations Adrian Jenkins said.
January 2019: AirAsia Japan (WAJ) changed it's brand and is now renamed as Vanilla Air (VNL).