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Landed in Sapporo: First Impressions from AirAsia Japan's Inaugural Flight

Landed in Sapporo: First Impressions from AirAsia Japan’s Inaugural Flight

As I am writing this, I am sitting in Super Lounge at Sapporo airport, waiting for my Jetstar flight back to Tokyo. The reason I am here is that I took the AirAsia Japan inaugural from Nagoya earlier today. While I will post a full report later on, I wanted to share some quick impressions of the flight …

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A Look at All ANA 787 Liveries as the Second "Mackerel" Gets Repainted into Regular Livery

A Look at All ANA 787 Liveries as the Second “Mackerel” Gets Repainted into Regular Livery

With 36 Boeing 787-8s and 26 Boeing 787-9s currently in its fleet, All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest 787 operator in the world. The first two 787-8s operated by ANA – the launch customer of the type – were delivered to the airline in 2011 wearing a special “mackerel” livery. The first one of …

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AirAsia Japan Returns on October 29, 2017, with a Nagoya-Sapporo Route

AirAsia Japan Returns with a Nagoya – Sapporo Route Starting on October 29, 2017

About a week ago, Tony Fernandes – the CEO of AirAsia – tweeted the following: AirAsia Japan will be finally opening real real soon. Super exciting. — Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) October 10, 2017 Given that the launch of the new AirAsia Japan has been pushed back numerous times, I didn’t pay much attention to it. …

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Eurowings Lets the Public Pick Its Next Destination in "You Vote. We Fly." Campaign

Eurowings Lets the Public Pick Its Next Destination in “You Vote. We Fly.” Campaign

On October 4, 2017, Eurowings – an LCC subsidiary of Lufthansa – started an interesting campaign in which it lets the general public choose its next destination. Now that there is less than ten hours until the end of voting, the winner is more or less decided. However, you can still cast your vote here …

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Travel Service to Acquire Korean Air's and Czech Government's Stakes in Czech Airlines

Travel Service to Acquire Korean Air’s and Czech Government’s Stakes in Czech Airlines

Yesterday, Travel Service – the largest Czech airline and a 34% owner of CSA Czech Airlines – announced that it reached agreements with Korean Air and the Czech government to acquire further stake in the Czech flag carrier. The airline said that it would acquire Korean Air’s 44% stake, as well as Czech government’s 19.74% …

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Skymark Airlines Introduces a Logo Jet Promoting “Shitamachi Bobsleigh”

Earlier today, Skymark Airlines announced a new logo jet that it will introduce to promote Shitamachi Bobsleigh Project. The new “Shitamachi Bobsleigh Jet” will operate from tomorrow, October 6, 2017, until December 2018. It will join Skymark’s other special liveries including Taka Girl Jet promoting the Fukuoka Hawks baseball team, and Yamato Jet promoting Space Battleship Yamato …

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Kudos, Prague Airport! Public Buses Routed Through the Apron During an Anti-Uber Protest

Kudos, Prague Airport! Public Buses Routed Through the Apron During an Anti-Uber Protest

I have to admit I am a big fan of Uber – regardless of the price, I think in many cities it offers a much smoother experience than taking a taxi. At the same time, there are many people not sharing the same views. That, of course, includes taxi drivers around the world that organize …

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Japan Airlines Orders 4 Boeing 787-8s to be Used on Domestic Flights from 2019

Japan Airlines Orders 4 Boeing 787-8s to be Used on Domestic Flights from 2019

Earlier this week, JAL (Japan Airlines) announced that it ordered four Boeing 787-8s on top of its existing 787 orders. The airline plans to use the new aircraft on domestic routes. The order is part of JAL’s preparation for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and the airline plans to enter the aircraft into domestic service …

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Air Seoul to Launch Double Daily Flights to Osaka Kansai and Daily Flights to Tokyo Narita

Air Seoul to Launch Double Daily Flights to Osaka Kansai and Daily Flights to Tokyo Narita

Starting on September 12, 2017, the Korean low-cost carrier Air Seoul will launch double daily flights between Seoul Incheon and Osaka Kansai. Following that, on October 31, 2017, it will also launch a route to Tokyo Narita. The routes will become the airline’s 9th and 10th destinations in Japan. Air Seoul, Its Presence in Japan, …

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