AirAsia Japan to launch flights to Incheon
Beginning October 28, ANA affiliate low-budget carrier AirAsia Japan will be adding an Incheon-Narita route to its international flight lineup.
The new Tokyo-Incheon flight will depart daily at 2:15 p.m. while Incheon-Tokyo flights will depart from Incheon at 5:45 p.m. every day.
Flight duration is approximately two hours, and all flights will be operated on a 180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft.
Korean soccer star Park Ji-Sung, the captain of English club Queens Park Rangers, is the face of the marketing campaign for the new route.
Although the announcement claims that the base fare for seats will be on sale “from as low as ₩2,000 (approximately US$1.80),” a quick price check for an Incheon-Narita return flight during a weekend in November showed the promotional “all-included” fare to be ₩278,200 (US$250).
While the price is certainly nowhere near the advertised ₩2,000, it’s still approximately US$100 cheaper than those of mainline carriers.
Promotions will run until October 17 on AirAsia.com.
Meanwhile, the Japanese budget carrier will be adding a route to Busan in November, and will remain unaffected by the island disputes between Korea and Japan, according to The Japan Times.
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