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Old 16th Jun 2020, 19:35
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Correction, you two are correct. It is the new hire class from March that resumed again in June. Apologize for the misinformation.
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 10:33
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What is the latest with Air Japan?
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 14:52
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Originally Posted by JFL View Post
What is the latest with Air Japan?
Nothing.

No seriously, we are basically shut down. Only operating about 25% of the normal flights and most of those are with Japanese flying them. Most foreigners can't even get into the country so we can't get to work. Looks like it will last a long time. Year, year and a half maybe.
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 15:20
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Appreciate the reply, that is a rough read
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 19:00
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Originally Posted by JFL View Post
that is a rough read
And that was the "Glass half full" projection!
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Old 1st Sep 2020, 11:44
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Letter from Management:

Dear All,
Greetings, my sincere best wishes to you all. I hope you are keeping well.

As a result of COVID-19 and the tremendous loss of business and revenue, ANA and Air Japan, like other airlines around the world, have had to undertake a serious and detailed look at our operation and business plans. It has been very difficult for us and I am sure it has been difficult for you as well. Finally, we have made some decisions that are outlined below.

The following measures will be taken:

As of August 31st Air Japan must reluctantly notify all pilots that their assignments from the respective contracting company shall be terminated. In keeping with the various agency contracts this decision is announced providing the minimum required ninety day notice. We sincerely regret having to make this announcement. However, under the circumstances we are left with no choice. Each of your contracting companies have been in close contact with the Flight Operations section of Air Japan and a number of decisions have been made related to this notice and our plans going forward.

As has been mentioned by CEO Mr....., Air Japan will survive. We in Flight Operations look forward to the day when you will be able to re-join us to help us rebuild this airline, after the world recovers from this pandemic. Your contracting company shall outline the details of our plans. We thank you for your loyal and professional service to this point and again, we look forward to seeing you here in Japan. Until then please take care of yourselves and your families.

With most sincere thanks.

Air Japan Co., Ltd.

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Old 4th Sep 2020, 08:32
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SayoFCK’Nara
Especially Captain Tinder (CREW’s Poster boy), you got what you deserved mate 🖕🏻
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Old 4th Sep 2020, 10:32
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Originally Posted by Armani View Post
SayoFCK’Nara
Especially Captain Tinder (CREW’s Poster boy), you got what you deserved mate 🖕🏻
karma
That's a bit harsh, if I read it correctly. 300 pilots have lost their livelihoods and you are celebrating. Be careful KARMA may just bite back!
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Old 4th Sep 2020, 15:50
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Better times ahead, this is a cyclical career and we have seen this before.

We all knew that as contract pilots our existence at this airline was dependent on growth and progress.

I for one left with a sense of gratitude and had a wonderful experience both at the company and in Japan. Met some very good people and flew with some great aviators, you will all find a nice landing spot when things start improving again, and they will, sooner than it appears at the moment.
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Old 5th Sep 2020, 12:04
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At least all ex-AJX crew has the JCAB license and experience operating in Japan. Surely it'll count when/if a bounceback will happen and applying for other Japanese operators like Peach or Jetstar in the future, even if non-type rated.
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Old 19th Sep 2020, 22:32
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all contracts have been terminated, so yep, we are all doing something else for now. For many there may be an option for AJX mark II in about 18 months time (possibly) for others it is the end of the AJX adventure for good. Very sad to see but, c'est la vie.
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Old 14th Oct 2020, 09:34
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Jet star Japan looking for NTR A320 skippers … 😳
How real is that I wonder ?
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Old 15th Oct 2020, 02:08
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Originally Posted by Lucifer786 View Post
Jet star Japan looking for NTR A320 skippers … 😳
How real is that I wonder ?
I am not at JJP however have a good mate that is... They are not looking to add ANY staff... Closing down RJBB base... Have told the current pilots their Head Count reduction plan... So no they will do a head count reduction before any additional hiring it appears, unless something changes... Current loads are such that it is not likely they will increase scheduled flights in the near term... Sorry to be a Debbie downer... Hopefully boarders will open soon...
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Old 15th Oct 2020, 04:03
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Indeed. But there is a Jetstar thread already. https://www.pprune.org/south-asia-far-east/573409-jetstar-japan-6.html#post10876243
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 16:43
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I would say R.I.P. Air Japan and soon all LCC's in Japan
prospects not good
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 23:19
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Originally Posted by mark one eyeball View Post
I would say R.I.P. Air Japan and soon all LCC's in Japan
prospects not good
Nice positives vibes as always
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 14:04
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Rubbish! International travel will come roaring back and with it the shortage of crews that created the need for foreign pilots in Japan on the first place.
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Old 19th Oct 2020, 09:13
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Originally Posted by The Dominican View Post
Rubbish! International travel will come roaring back and with it the shortage of crews that created the need for foreign pilots in Japan on the first place.
Not only in Japan, hope all over the world!
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Old 19th Oct 2020, 18:02
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Originally Posted by The Dominican View Post
Rubbish! International travel will come roaring back and with it the shortage of crews that created the need for foreign pilots in Japan on the first place.
As sure as dawn follows a rough night …!!!

Blue skies
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