AirAsia Japan ceases operations

5 October, 2020

AirAsia Japan announced (05-Oct-2020) its decision to cease operations, effective 05-Oct-2020. The carrier said that travel restrictions and the uncertainties created by the coronavirus pandemic "have severely curtailed demand for business and leisure travel resulting in flight reductions, cancellations and grounding of aircraft", all of which have weighed heavily on the company's ability to continue operations. [more - original PR]