recorded strong operational improvements compared to the same quarter in 2018.
on Tuesday (09JUL19) announced new domestic route launch, as the airline schedules Nagoya Chubu - Sendai route.
, the Japanese affiliate of Malaysia's AirAsia, is back in business with its maiden service from Nagoya to Sapporo.
will have an initial capitalisation of AN7 billion
An AirAsia Japan
Airbus SAS A320 aircraft stands on the tarmac at Narita Airport in Chiba Prefecture, Japan (file).
ANA also blamed lukewarm passenger numbers and poor results for its budget carrier arm AirAsia Japan
, as it warned that it now expects a net profit of 15 billion yen ($153 million) for the year to March 2014, down from the 45 billion yen it had projected in April.
said Thursday it will postpone its plan to complete a new passenger terminal and a parking lot in the second half of 2014 because AirAsia Japan
has pulled out of the international gateway serving the Nagoya metropolitan area.
Malaysia-based AirAsia said AirAsia Japan
would cut service by the end of October, just over a year after it started flying out of Tokyo's Narita airport in August.
AirAsia posted a 39.23% fall in first-quarter profits on Wednesday, hurt partly by loss-making AirAsia Japan
. Fernandes said AirAsia hoped to resolve differences with its partner All Nippon Airways in the next few weeks but did not exclude a break-up of the venture, which allows each partner to pull out with its investment protected by the other.
, Peach Aviation and Jetstar Japan have started offering services, and it is expected that the move could change the lifestyles of citizens in the country.
starts operation as 3rd Japanese budget carrier