Zipair plans to launch transpacific flights with the Boeing 787-8S
Japanese low-cost airline ZIPAIR is preparing to obtain ETOPS certification to launch the world’s first low-cost transpacific flights with its reconfigured Boeing 787-8 jets.
ZIPAIR will begin its operations this year in May. To this end, two Boeing 787-8 aircraft were transferred from Japan Airlines and reconfigured their cabins to accommodate 290 seats in a dual-class layout.
The airline will initially deploy its 787-8s on Tokyo Narita -Bangkok Suvarnabhumi and Tokyo Narita – Seoul Incheon routes.
The long-haul low-cost startup of Japan plans to add a third Boeing 787-8 to its fleet in early 2021 and have ten aircraft of the same type in total by 2024.