AirAsia Japan, a device of Malaysia-centered AirAsia Group, is shutting down its operations productive today, 5 Oct, owing to “highly tough running conditions”.

Jun Aida, representative director and COO of AirAsia Japan, elaborated on the rationale for the airline’s closure: “Despite our unrelenting efforts to sustain operations through successive and vast-ranging value reduction initiatives, we have concluded that it would be an really tough feat for us to continue running devoid of any visibility and certainty of a put up-pandemic recovery route.”

He added that “this unpleasant
decision to stop operations was made a decision neither in haste nor taken lightly. It
was agreed upon just after conducting a extensive company review.” 

The decision is produced
in accordance with the applicable regulations and laws such as the Japan Civil
Aeronautics Act. 

Aida mentioned that all
flights have been cancelled. “All impacted company will be contacted by way of electronic mail
with additional information within just the next 7 days.”

Incorporated in July 2014, AAJ has been running domestic and intercontinental flights from its base in Chubu Centrair Worldwide Airport with a few plane. It employs about 300 men and women.

The provider has not been spared the adverse economic influence of the Covid-19 pandemic on corporations and economies all over the earth. Travel limits and the uncertainties designed have also seriously curtailed desire for company and leisure travel ensuing in flight reductions, cancellations and grounding of plane. “These factors have weighed greatly on the company’s potential to continue operations,” it exposed.

Chubu Centrair Worldwide from where AirAsia Japan operates from until 5 Oct. (Picture credit rating: Chubu Centrair Worldwide)

On the exact day as AAJ announced it is shutting down, AirAsia Group also knowledgeable Malaysia’s stock trade in a assertion that its Japan’s affiliate was shutting its operations.

The small value provider mentioned it experienced been notified of the decision taken by AAJ’s board of directors to stop operations with fast result.

“We regard and have agreed to the decision produced by AAJ as this would lessen the funds burn up of AAJ and the Business amid the remarkably tough running ailments in Japan, which have been aggravated by the Covid-19 pandemic that has plagued the earth due to the fact early this 12 months.”

Group CEO Tony Fernandes explained to reporters just after the start of the Redbeard Academy on one Oct that the business was discovering all selections above its operations in Japan, which was viewing reduce-than-expected desire owing to the pandemic.

He mentioned then that the selections could include things like closing down the operations despite the fact that no decision was achieved at that time.

The cessation of AAJ only impacts its domestic and intercontinental flights (with letter code DJ), and does not have an affect on other flights into and out of Japan operated by other airways within just the AirAsia Group.

AirAsia mentioned its intercontinental solutions to Japan from Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines would resume when travel limits are lifted and borders with Japan are reopened. 

Visitors who have booked flights on AirAsia Japan are also suggested to get far more information from the assistance web pages.

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