Tourism to Japan is back with a vengeance, and Zipair, Japan’s low-cost long-haul carrier, knows it.
Starting this summer, Zipair will be introducing flights to San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
Although dates and times are not yet confirmed, what is known is that the relatively new airline will be utilizing Boeing 787s, fitted with a total of 290 seats.
Flights will be leaving from Terminal 1 at Zipair’s base of Tokyo Narita (NRT), from where they also connect the Japanese capital to Bangkok, Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Jose, Seoul, and Singapore.
Zipair was founded by Japan Airlines on 8 March, 2019, under the original name of Zipair Tokyo, Inc. The idea behind the name was twofold; the “zip” refers to both how quickly one can travel by plane, and to zip codes, as if to say they have the goal to fly all over the world.
For some unusual contemporary airline trivia, Zipair originally had the letter “Z” as its tail logo, but removed it due to the letter having become a support symbol for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.