New subsidiary of the ANA Group, AirJapan debuted its first flight on February 9, between Tokyo (Narita) and Bangkok.
The budget carrier was created to meet a growing demand for tourism in Japan and to do so will operate with economy-class aircraft only.
The first and so far only plane is a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, supplied by All Nippon and which has a cabin configuration with 324 seats.
One-way tickets to Thailand’s capital start at 15,500 yen, about US$105, or half the cost of the same ticket on ANA.
Despite being a low-cost airline, AirJapan maintains the same standard seating as ANA and some amenities such as WiFi on board.
AirJapan’s next destinations will be Seoul from February 22nd and Singapore on April 26th.
The flight to Bangkok, in turn, will be operated six times a week until March 30, the company said in a statement.
AirJapan is the group’s third subsidiary, in addition to Peach Aviation and All Nippon Airways itself.
Its rival, Japan Airlines, also launched a budget carrier in 2018, Zipair Tokyo, which currently has eight Boeing 787-8s configured with 290 in two classes (18 in Business and 272 in Economy).