As the COVID-19 epidemic continues to spread, Japan’s latest low-cost airline company, ZIPAIR, finally made its first passenger flight on October 16. This first guest flight removed from Tokyo’s Narita Airport to Seoul’s Incheon Airport in South Korea. Worth discussing, there were only 2 passengers on the plane in the 290-seats Boeing 787.
The Japan Airlines-owned long-haul, affordable provider has been required to delay its inaugural flight two times due to travel limitations. ZIPAIR at first planned to introduce guest flights from Tokyo to Bangkok in May and Tokyo to Seoul in July 2020, but neither flight has actually started as scheduled. On the other hand, their cargo flights from Tokyo to Bangkok and Seoul were released in June and September.On the early morning
of October 16, ZIPAIR’s first passenger flight finally removed – from Tokyo’s Narita Airport to Seoul’s Incheon Airport (flight number ZG41), operated by a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (registration number JA825J) with 290 seats on board, consisting of 18 organization class and 272 economy class.The guest flight was five months later than prepared and had only two travelers (one Japanese male and one Korean female), while the team included 10 people, including 2 pilots and eight flight attendants.Despite the very low tenancy, the airline company provided excellent value to the inaugural flight. The airline company’s chairman and president went to face to face and greeted the travelers. Narita Airport likewise commemorated the inaugural passenger flight with a water salute.The airline company claims that strong need for cargo enables them to cover their costs in spite of carrying only two travelers on its first passenger flight. According to the details launched on ZIPAIR’s official site, there are two passenger flights a week from Tokyo to Seoul, 5 cargo flights a week, making six round-trip flights a week after consolidating. Also, ZIPAIR will operate 3 guest flights from Tokyo to Seoul for the new flying season beginning on October 25. Though having a fairly bumpy start, the airline company did not delay its operations.
It revealed a 2nd route on October 19, which will release five weekly one-way flights from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport in Thailand to Tokyo’s Narita Airport in Japan on October 28. Presently, Thailand does not permit Japanese traveler flights to enter the country but permits international flights to leave Thailand to operate. ZIPAIR said the flights will initially carry Japanese residents in Thailand back to Japan.In addition to running flights in East and Southeast Asia, the airline company has larger dreams, that it’s considering flights across the
Pacific. The airline has actually previously revealed strategies to fly to Hawaii.