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Air Next
エアーネクスト
IATA ICAO Callsign
7A NXA BLUE-DOLPHIN
FoundedAugust 20, 2004
Ceased operations2010 (merged into ANA Wings)
HubsFukuoka Airport
Fleet size14
Destinations5
Parent companyAir Next Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of All Nippon Airways
HeadquartersFukuoka Airport
Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Key peopleMotomu Iwatani (President)
Websitehttp://www.airnext.ana-g.com

Air Next Co., Ltd. (エアーネクスト株式会社, Eā Nekusuto Kabushiki-gaisha) was a low-cost airline based on the grounds of Fukuoka Airport in Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan and a wholly owned subsidiary of All Nippon Airways (ANA).[1] It operated domestic services from its main base at Fukuoka Airport.[2] On October 1, 2010, Air Next, Air Central and Air Nippon Network were merged and rebranded as ANA Wings.

History

The airline was established in August 2004 and its first flight was on June 1, 2005 with a pair of Boeing 737-500 aircraft. Air Next received two more 737s by the end of 2006 and another three in 2007, bringing their fleet to a total of seven aircraft.

In February 2005 Air Next was headquartered in Minato, Tokyo.[3]

Air Next aircraft carried ANA livery with the name "Air Next" in small letters on the fuselage and a dolphin painted on each engine. Flights were operated with ANA/NH flight numbers, although Air Next had its own airline codes.

Destinations

Fleet

As of December 2009, the Air Next fleet included the following aircraft:[2][4]

Air Next Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Passengers
Boeing 737-500 14 126/133

References

  1. ^ "会社概要" (). Air Next. Retrieved on May 20, 2009. “本社所在地 福岡市博多区下臼井767−1 福岡空港内”
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 64.
  3. ^ "会社概要." Air Next. February 16, 2005. Retrieved on May 20, 2009.
  4. ^ "Air Next fleet list at ch-aviation.ch. Retrieved 2009-12-30". Archived from the original on 2011-09-12. Retrieved 2009-12-30.