SKYPLAN

Skyplan Services sets up shop in Tokyo

Skyplan Services has finally established a presence in Tokyo with the opening of a new office in the Japanese capital. A news article published at the AINonline website on 12 April 2017 reports that Skyplan “has opened an office in Tokyo to serve the Japanese market and the wider region.”

The new Tokyo office effectively widens Skyplan Services’ footprint in Asia Pacific. The opening of the office is a crucial step towards increasing the market gains that Skyplan has already achieved in the region’s private jet market. The AINonline article quotes a statement from the company announcing: “This is a continuation of Skyplan’s strategic expansion in the Asia Pacific region.”

Skyplan Services’ Tokyo office is expected to be a beehive of activity for a wide range of aviation services targeting a broad portfolio of clients. This includes travel operations and flight services such as flight planning, dispatch services and trip coordination as well as contract fuelling and client access to the company’s Aurora computerised flight planning system, according to AINonline.

Clients seeking Skyplan’s services through the Tokyo office will also have round-the-clock access to the company’s services. The AINonline article quotes a statement from the company confirming: “Our flight dispatch centres offer a 24/7 framework for strategically generating flight plans, weather and Notam briefings, ATC filing, flight watch and flight/trip coordination. From our Tokyo office, flight operations can be managed locally – Osaka, Haneda, Narita – and regionally, including Korea, and extend across southeast Asia.”

The Tokyo office will also be crucial for customers seeking to access Skyplan’s ground handling services in seven Japanese airports: Chuba, Fukuoka, Haneda, Kansai, Narita, Osaka and Sapporo. It will provide logistical convenience to customers in Tokyo and other regions in Asia seeking the ground handling services in those airports.