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AirAsia Japan Halts Operations

: Oct 6, 2020 - : 6:45 am

AirAsia Japan (AAJ) has ceased operations effective 5 October 2020.

The airline has cancelled all domestic and international flights operated by AAJ in Japan with letter code DJ.

However, it does not affect other flights operated by AAJ into and out of Japan operated by other airlines within the AirAsia Group.

“Despite our unrelenting efforts to sustain operations through successive and wide-ranging cost reduction initiatives, we have concluded that it would be an extremely challenging feat for us to continue operating without any visibility and certainty of a post-pandemic recovery path,” said Representative Director and COO of AirAsia Japan, Jun Aida.

The reasons provided by the airline for cessation of operations were attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic, which the airline stated, “has left a significant and sustained adverse economic impact on businesses and economies around the world and the Company has not been spared. Travel restrictions and the uncertainties it created have severely curtailed demand for business and leisure travel resulting in flight reductions, cancellations and grounding of aircraft. These factors have weighed heavily on the Company’s ability to continue operations.”

AirAsia Japan was incorporated in July 2014 and operated domestic and international flights from its base in Chubu Centrair International Airport.

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