AirAsia Japan has decided to cease operations effective 5 October 2020.
Since its incorporation in July 2014, the Company has been operating domestic and international flights from its base in Chubu Centrair International Airport.
The COVID-19 pandemic 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.
The cessation only affects the domestic and international flights operated by AAJ in Japan with letter code DJ and does not affect other flights into and out of Japan operated by other airlines within the AirAsia Group.
International services to Japan, from Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines will resume in the future after travel restrictions are lifted and borders with Japan are reopened.