|Founded||3 July 1997|
(as Pan Asia Airlines)
|Commenced operations||July 2002|
(as Skynet Asia Airways)
1 July 2011
(as Solaseed Air)
|Frequent-flyer program||Solaseed Smile Club|
|Parent company||Development Bank of Japan (20.22%)|
All Nippon Airways (17.03%)
|Headquarters||Miyazaki Airport, Miyazaki, Japan|
|Key people||Kosuke Takahashi (CEO)|
Solaseed Air Inc. (株式会社ソラシド・エア, Kabushiki-gaisha Sorashido Ea) is a Japanese regional airline headquartered on the property of Miyazaki Airport in Miyazaki, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. It operates services mainly between Tokyo and destinations on the island of Kyushu.
The airline was established as "Pan Asia Airlines" in 1997 as the fourth airline established in a deregulated Japanese market. In August 1998, the airline's corporate name was changed to "Skynet Asia Airways Co., Ltd." before operations commenced in July 2002. The airline rebranded as "Solaseed Air" in July 2011, and the change of its legal corporate name to "Solaseed Air Inc." followed in December 2015.
Solaseed Air's head office is on the second floor of the Miyazaki Airport Building (宮崎空港ビル, Miyazaki Kūkō Biru) in Miyazaki, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. Its headquarters previously occupied different facilities in Miyazaki City, including the SNA Center (SNAセンター SNA Sentā) in the Again Building (アゲインビル, Agein Biru) in Miyazaki.
The airline's major shareholders consist of the Development Bank of Japan (22.41%), Miyazaki Kotsu Co., Ltd. (17.03%) and ANA Holdings Inc. (17.03%).
As of May 2021[update], Solaseed Air operates or has operated scheduled services to the following destinations in Japan:
|Nagoya||Chubu Centrair International Airport|||
|Ryukyu Islands||Ishigaki||New Ishigaki Airport|
Solaseed Air has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:
In addition to the aforementioned codeshare partners, Solaseed Air has interlining agreements with the following airlines:
As of May 2021[update], the Solaseed Air fleet consists of the following aircraft:
|1||176||Leased from All Nippon Airways|
In September 2014, Solaseed Air retired its last remaining Boeing 737-400 aircraft after previously operating a total of ten 737-400s. The airline has since exclusively operated a fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
In December 2020, the airline repainted one of its Boeing 737-800s in a Pokémon themed livery featuring Exeggutor as part of a tourism collaboration with Miyazaki City and The Pokémon Company, during which Exeggutor became Miyazaki's mascot in the collaboration. The aircraft's maiden flight under the promotional livery traveled from Miyazaki to Tokyo.
Solaseed Air's Boeing 737-800 aircraft are configured with 174 or 176 economy class seats, with a standard pitch of 32 inches (81 cm). Refreshment services, amenities, and services for families with small children are provided complimentary.
Solaseed Air's frequent-flyer program is Solaseed Smile Club. Passengers can accrue mileage under the program based on both the fare and route length of Solaseed Air flights.
■本社 〒 880-0912 宮崎市大字赤江字飛江田 148
■本社・SNAセンター 〒 880-0805 宮崎市橘通東 3-1-11 アゲインビル1F