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AirAsia Japan rebranded \'Vanilla Air\'

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Arab Today, arab today AirAsia Japan rebranded \'Vanilla Air\'

Tokio - AFP

Budget carrier AirAsia Japan is being rebranded as Vanilla Air, the airline announced Tuesday, with its president saying that vanilla is \"loved by everyone in the world\". Executives chose Vanilla Air from over 200 other names, taking a month and a half to decide. \"We chose vanilla as our brand name because it is popular and loved by everyone in the world,\" the airline\'s president Tomonori Ishii told a news conference in Tokyo. \"I think it is a very cute name.\" The name was chosen -- despite its connotations of \"boring\" or \"bland\" in the West -- following the break-up of a joint venture between the airline\'s parent companies, Malaysia-based AirAsia and Japan\'s All Nippon Airways (ANA), which now wholly owns the carrier. The airlines announced in June that the joint venture would be terminated by the end of October, just over a year after the carrier began flying out of Tokyo\'s Narita airport, due to a slump. Vanilla Air, which will begin flights in late December with two passenger planes to be leased from ANA, is to target travellers heading for resort destinations. All of AirAsia Japan\'s 420 staff will now become employees of Vanilla Air. Ishii said the carrier would remain based at Narita airport, and aims to serve travellers to resort destinations both at home and overseas, mainly in Asia. \"We will begin with short-distance services but want to expand the range to mid- and long-distances in line with ANA\'s branding strategy,\" Ishii said, adding that it would also increase the number of airplanes to 10 in 2015. He said further details about the new operation, including destinations and ticket fees, would be announced in late September. AirAsia Japan, which was equally controlled by AirAsia and ANA, booked an operating loss of about 3.5 billion yen ($36 million) for the year to March. Ishii said the slump was partially due to the company\'s extra focus on online sales -- a key strategy for AirAsia, but many Japanese travellers still book flights through travel agents. A company spokeswoman said the new company would cooperate with travel agents, while introducing a new online ticketing system that \"can be fit to local customers\". AirAsia Japan was one of three budget airlines to come online in Japan over the past couple of years, promising to shake up a sector long controlled by ANA and rival Japan Airlines. The Japanese aviation industry has been notorious for sky-high landing fees and fuel taxes.

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