Jetstar Japan takes off

Jetstar Japan’s first flight has taken off as a new era of domestic low fares travel is introduced into the world’s third largest economy. Flight GK111, an Airbus A320 service with 180 passengers, departed Tokyo’s Narita Airport for the regional centre of Sapporo on 3 July. On board for the inaugural service, CEO of the Qantas Group Alan Joyce said the new airline would help to reshape domestic travel in Japan.


Jetstar Japan takes off


Jetstar Japan’s first flight has taken off as a new era of domestic low fares travel is introduced into the world’s third largest economy. Flight GK111, an Airbus A320 service with 180 passengers, departed Tokyo’s Narita Airport for the regional centre of Sapporo on 3 July. On board for the inaugural service, CEO of the Qantas Group Alan Joyce said the new airline would help to reshape domestic travel in Japan.

CEO of the Jetstar Group, Jayne Hrdlicka, said the new airline would leverage and help grow the existing Jetstar network across the Asia Pacific region. “Jetstar has been operating international flights into Japan from Australia and Singapore for the past
five years, so this domestic operation is starting from a position of strength when it comes to consumer recognition and trust,” said Hrdlicka.

Jetstar Japan joins the network of Jetstar branded airlines in Singapore, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand. Jetstar Hong Kong is scheduled to launch during 2013 subject to regulatory
approval.