Mr. Tomonori ISHII, President of Vanilla Air and Mr. Hironobu KONDO, VP Director of Commercial Department of Vanilla Air, attended the press conference held today to announce the news as well as its attractive kick-off offers.
LCC Vanilla Air takes off and lands on Hong Kong
Vanilla Air, the Japanese Low Cost Carrier (LCC) 100% owned by ANA HOLDINGS INC., based in Narita International Airport, has been serving over 750,000 domestic and international passengers up to present since its inauguration in December 2013.
With an aim to provide simple and valued services, Vanilla Air is dedicated to delivering more pleasurable and affordable flying experiences to passengers. “The name of Vanilla Air was inspired by the sophisticated and fresh flavor of Vanilla popular in the world. I would like Vanilla Air to become the airline company as widely loved as vanilla and to continue to provide passengers with safe and comfortable services,” said Mr. Tomonori ISHII, President of Vanilla Air.
Vanilla Air, from Tokyo (Narita), operates 2 international routes to Taipei (Taoyuan) and Seoul (Incheon); and 3 domestic routes to Sapporo, Okinawa and Amami Oshima. Mr. Tomonori Ishii is glad to receive continuous support from passengers since its establishment last year and the good reputation also accounts for the rapid business development recently. As a matter of fact, Hong Kong and Tokyo are two energetic and charming cities, attracting countless travelers every year. In order to provide affordable and enjoyable experience with Vanilla Air to Hong Kong people and Japanese who love the cultures of the two vibrant cities, Vanilla Air decides to launch the third international route connecting Hong Kong and Tokyo.
The first flight will start on November 2, 2014. Using Airbus A320 aircraft of 180 economy class seats, it flies 3 times weekly on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday until January 31, 2015 (Saturday); frequency will be increased to one daily from February 1 (Sunday) to February 20, 2015 (Friday); And from February 21(Saturday), one more flight will be added to become twice daily.
Special Inaugural Fare - HKD88 to Tokyo
Vanilla Air provides two types of fare, “Inclusive Fare” ** and “Simple Fare” ** for passengers to select. Special offer “Campaign fare” ** will also be launched from time to time. Regardless of the fare types, Vanilla Air does not charge for fuel surcharge which is a big benefit to passengers.
**Please refer to the appendix for the details of fare types.
To celebrate the inaugural service between Hong Kong and Tokyo, Vanilla Air would like to invite everyone to visit the ever-evolving metropolitan, with the special campaign fare, HKD88 for a one way ticket (exclude tax, fuel surcharge waived). Ticket sales will start on Vanilla Air’s official website (vanilla-air.com/hk) from 1 pm to 5 pm on October 31, 2014 (Friday). Tickets are subject to availability.
Ticket Sales Period: 1 pm – 5 pm on October 31, 2014 (Friday)
Sales Platform: vanilla-air.com/hk
Valid Travel Period: November 2, 2014 – January 29, 2015