Picture: First ZIPAIR Dreamliner gets its corporate identity

Xiamen, China - The first Boeing 787-8 for ZIPAIR Tokyo has been painted in the colors of the Japanese startup in Xiamen, China.

The eight-year-old aircraft registered JA822J was previously operated by the parent company Japan Airlines (JAL).

ZIPAIR Tokyo is established by JAL as a long-haul low-cost subsidiary and intended to compete with other long-haul low-cost operators in the Asia-Pacific region such as Scoot and Air Asia X. To this end, two Boeing 787-8 will be transferred to the new airline's fleet from JAL at the first stage.

The planes will not only get a new painting, but also a new cabin configuration with 290 Economy seats.

ZIPAIR will begin operations next year with scheduled flights from Tokyo Narita to Bangkok (May 14) and Seoul (July 1st). From 2020, the carrier will have ten Dreamliners in the fleet and launch new routes from Tokyo to North America and Europe.