ZIPAIR launch details

Old Aug 2, 19, 2:25 am
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ZIPAIR launch details

ZIPAIR will be using T1 North Wing instead of the LCC T3. So Connecting to/from JL will require a bus ride.

NRT-BKK will be launched on May 14 2020
NRT-ICN will be launched on Jul 1 2020

787-8 config will have 290 seats

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Originally Posted by JALPak View Post
ZIPAIR will be using T1 North Wing instead of the LCC T3. So Connecting to/from JL will require a bus ride.

NRT-BKK will be launched on May 14 2020
NRT-BKK will be launched on Jul 1 2020

787-8 config will have 290 seats
At least there is an airside bus T1 to T2, not such practicality to T3 as far as I know.

I am surprised the picked BKK over DMK. But I guess trying to be a middle of the road kind of LCC. Though history usually shows you are either a full fledged LCC or you loose money.
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Originally Posted by JALPak View Post
ZIPAIR will be using T1 North Wing instead of the LCC T3. So Connecting to/from JL will require a bus ride.

NRT-BKK will be launched on May 14 2020
NRT-BKK will be launched on Jul 1 2020

787-8 config will have 290 seats
Do you mean NRT-BKK and NRT-ICN?
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Originally Posted by AmD950 View Post
Do you mean NRT-BKK and NRT-ICN?
yes
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ZIPAIR 787-8 Config

PRESS RELEASE - ZIPAIR

18C 272Y

no personal IFE monitors
Y seats will have seat pitch of 31 inches vs JL’s 34
jamco reverse herringbone seats for C
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Here are more photos of the cabin interior

https://www.aviationwire.jp/archives/192168
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Thanks for sharing....the black and white color scheme is really interesting to say the least.
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Zipair's cabin has just been unveiled and this is not so LCC. More so like in between LCC and FSC service.

https://www.aviationwire.jp/archives/192168 (Japanese Only)

* Toto Washlets are installed - an LCC First (3 x front lavatories only)
* No PTV's but WiFi is available
* 18 Full Flat in J (Jamco's Venture Seats - same as KLM Biz) and 272 Y in 3-3-3 config
* J seat pitch is 42" while Y is 31"
* By removing all PTVs, it reduced weight by 0.5 tons
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I agree that you should go full Karen or don't go at all. This seems to be no competition to LCC.
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Scoot and Air Asia offers IFE, don't they? Which is kind of the main competition here.
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Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer View Post
Scoot and Air Asia offers IFE, don't they? Which is kind of the main competition here.
No Scoot does not offer any PTV, but they offer some types of streaming entertainment for a fee. It is also the only airline, who will charge Y pax for using the charger.
Air Asia also has no PTV. In Premium Flat beds, they offer some types of entertainment players.

Basically ZIP is following the trend of no PTV with these long haul LCC airlines.
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No Scoot does not offer any PTV, but they offer some types of streaming entertainment for a fee. It is also the only airline, who will charge Y pax for using the charger.
Air Asia also has no PTV. In Premium Flat beds, they offer some types of entertainment players.

Basically ZIP is following the trend of no PTV with these long haul LCC airlines.
A charge for charging your devices, that's pretty stingy. I wonder if this is an overlooked revenue potential for Michael O'leary, or it is too much even for Ryanair.

Did not know the state of IFE on the competitors, but then I guess it is what we could expect.
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The J cabin actually looks rather stylish, but I am certain that the service will not be given the semi-LCC nature.

Considering they are launching from BKK (as opposed to DMK), could this be part of a wider plan of potentially reducing mainline capacity on the route in favour of this Zip-thingy? I hope not..
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As expected launch is postponed

PRESS RELEASE - ZIPAIR
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Business class looks quite good, but the livery is absolutely hideous.
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