Zipair, a low-cost airline based in Japan, didn’t even begin operations until 2020, but an unfortunate coincidence has compelled the company to change its logo because the letter Z is now associated with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Following the discovery of the emblem on Russian tanks and military uniforms in Ukraine, the symbol sparked debate all over the world.
Since then, it has become a symbol of support for the invasion, a patriotic trend that the Kremlin is eager to cultivate, and it has appeared on automobiles and apparel in Russia as well as online.
On Wednesday, the president of Zipair, Shingo Nishida, announced that the company would be doing rid of the emblem in order to prevent anyone from erroneously believing that his company supports the brutal fight.
According to Kyodo News and other local media outlets, he told reporters, “Some people might feel that way when they see it with no explanation.”
According to the rumours, the black ‘Z’ that is now shown on the tail fins of Zipair aircraft will be replaced on Saturday by the company’s new emblem, which is a geometric design featuring green, black, and white.
Narita International Airport, which is located in the vicinity of Tokyo, is connected to Bangkok, Seoul, Honolulu, Singapore, and Los Angeles by the Japan Airlines subsidiary Zipair.