AirAsia plans prelaunch discounts


Low-cost carrier AirAsia Japan said Thursday it will start a special discount campaign ahead of its service launch in August.

The airline will offer ¥1,980 one-way tickets for flights between Narita International Airport and New Chitose Airport near Sapporo, down from the minimum regular fare of ¥4,580.

That will also be the special fare for a one-way flight between Narita and Fukuoka Airport. The campaign price will be ¥2,980 for one way between Narita and Naha Airport in Okinawa.

AirAsia will accept reservations on its website from Friday to Monday for flights between Aug. 28 and Oct. 27.

A subsidiary of All Nippon Airways, AirAsia aims to sell 2,000 tickets on each of the three routes.