Jetstar Japan, Japan’s largest low cost carrier, today announced that it would bring its low fares services from Narita, Osaka and Nagoya to Manila, the bustling capital city in the Philippines.
Fares on up to up to 18 flights between Japan and Manila have gone on sale.
From mid-March, the new routes from Narita Airport in Tokyo and Chubu Airport in Nagoya to Manila will offer customers the choice of up to seven direct services a week from 15 March and 1 April respectively.
From 7 April, Jetstar Japan will introduce three new weekly services from Osaka – complimenting the existing four weekly services schedule currently provided by sister airline, Jetstar Asia.
This is welcome news to Japanese customers in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka as Manila is a popular year-round destination with its wide selection of shopping, leisure activities as well as vibrant arts, entertainment and gaming.
The flights are expected to meet demand from Japanese travellers, and Filipino expatriates residing in Japan as well as Filipino holiday-makers or visiting family members who now have a low fares travel option to Japan.
The new services will not only add greater convenience to customers in Japan but the routes will also offer all travellers from Japan, the opportunity to connect to the Jetstar Group’s broader network in Southeast Asia and beyond.
To kick off the launch of the services, Jetstar Japan will make available 2,000 seats at a special sale fare of JPY990 from the three destinations to Manila from 4pm today.
The city of Manila will be the third international destination added to Jetstar Japan’s growing network of international destinations after Hong Kong and Taipei in 2015.
The new services will be operated on Jetstar Japan’s 180-seat Airbus A320.
With the addition of services to Manila, Jetstar Japan now operates more than 100 services daily and flies to 17 domestic destinations in Japan and three international destinations.
Fares are one-way economy Starter fares with 7kg carry-on baggage only. Airport charges, other taxes will be chargeable and a payment handling charge of JPY650 will be imposed for one person and one way. Conditions will apply. Flight schedule and fare are subject to regulatory approval.
Lead in fares from Narita start from JPY9000; Osaka from JPY8500; and Nagoya from JPY9000 and will be available from 13:00 on 19 January.
The Jetstar Group is one of Asia Pacific’s fastest growing airline brands with one of the most extensive ranges of destinations in the region. 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, and Jetstar Japan in Japan. Jetstar branded carriers operate up to 4,200 flights a week to more than 75 destinations. The Jetstar Group carried more than 34 million passengers in financial year 2016.