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Jetstar continues international flight growth to Japan
- New route from Osaka to Singapore (via Manila)*
- Follows fresh growth on routes to Japan from Singapore and Australia
- Strengthening of international network ahead of Jetstar Japan domestic launch
The Jetstar international network to Japan continues to grow, with a new Osaka to Singapore service (via Manila*) announced today.
The new four times weekly Airbus A320 service starts on 25 March 2012* and represents an additional 1,400 seats per week in-and-out of Japan.
This new route follows a doubling of capacity on the popular Jetstar Asia Osaka-Taipei-Singapore route and the recent announcement of a new Jetstar Airways Tokyo-Manila-Darwin route.
CEO of the Jetstar Group, Bruce Buchanan, said the additional capacity would give Japanese travellers more choice as well as new potential for increased inbound tourism from Singapore and the Philippines.
“Since the start of this year, we’ve announced a total of more than 5,000 additional seats per week in-and-out of Japan,” Mr Buchanan said.
“Jetstar international services from Japan are popular because they offer a very affordable and reliable service on modern aircraft with helpful crew.
“These services are also bringing thousands of visitors to Japan every week, helping strengthen the local economy,” Mr Buchanan added.
The Jetstar international network will link with a domestic network when Jetstar Japan starts operating before the end of 2012.
Jetstar Japan recently filed its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) application with authorities. The new airline has already received close to 9,000 expressions of interest for 450 cabin crew positions and about 500 applications for 100 pilot roles.
* Subject to regulatory approval
Note: Services on the Osaka-Manila-Singapore* and Osaka-Taipei-Singapore routes operated by Jetstar Asia (Singapore). Tokyo-Manila-Darwin routes operated by Jetstar Airways (Australia) and are subject to regulatory approval.
Osaka to Manila sale information
Jetstar is offering one-way Economy Starter sale fares for JPY2,000 plus surcharges, fees and taxes between Osaka and Manila* and JPY4,000 plus surcharges fees and taxes between Osaka and Singapore (via Manila)*. The sale commenced at 09:00 Japan time on 17 January 2012 and runs until 23:59 Japan time on 18 January unless seats sell out prior. This sale is valid for travel from 26 March 2012 until 25 April 2012 and 9 May – 27 June 2012. Not available on all flights and days. Conditions apply. To book and for more details visit Jetstar.com.
Jetstar schedule Singapore – Manila – Osaka* from 25 March 2012
Flights operated by Jetstar Asia
- Singapore – Manila - 3K763 - 02.00 – 05.40 M, F, S, S
- Manila – Osaka* - 3K763 - 06.55 – 11.45 M, F, S, S
- Osaka – Manila* - 3K764 - 17.25 – 20.15 M, F, S, S
- Manila – Singapore - 3K764 - 21.25 – 0.55 M, F, S, S
*Subject to regulatory approval
Note: Services on the Osaka-Manila-Singapore* and Osaka-Taipei-Singapore routes operated by Jetstar Asia (Singapore). Tokyo-Manila-Darwin routes are operated by Jetstar Airways (Australia) and are subject to regulatory approval.
The Jetstar Group is one of the Asia Pacific's largest low fares network by revenue.
It is made up of Jetstar Airways (subsidiary of the Qantas Group) in Australia and New Zealand; Jetstar Asia in Singapore; Jetstar Pacific in Vietnam; Jetstar Japan; and, subject to regulatory approval, Jetstar Hong Kong.
Jetstar branded carriers operate more than 4,000 flights a week to more than 60 destinations. The Jetstar Group carried more than 25 million passengers in financial year 2014.