ZIPAIR Tokyo has launched cargo-only flights between Tokyo Narita and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Because of the global impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), ZIPAIR Tokyo’s launch of passenger flights has been temporarily postponed.

As airlines continue to suspend flights, the need for air cargo services is in demand. As such, ZIPAIR Tokyo announced the plan to launch cargo-only flights utilizing the carrier’s Boeing 787-8 aircraft between the two countries. ZIPAIR Tokyo will implement Freighter codeshare flights with Japan Airlines.

ZIPAIR President Shingo Nishida comments: “Since the announcement of our business in May 2018, our employees have united to prepare for the launch of medium and long distance LCC services. Unfortunately, in light of the current situation, we are not able to launch passenger flights to Bangkok. As people around the world find new ways to promote their businesses, we decided to take a step forward by temporarily launching cargo-only flights between Japan and Thailand.”