Jetstar adds new domestic destinations in Japan and Vietnam

  • Jetstar Japan and Jetstar Pacific launch first time LCC services to new destinations
  • Domestic Japan services to double in the new summer flying schedule
  • Jetstar Japan approaches one million passengers carried

Jetstar Group airlines Jetstar Japan and Jetstar Pacific continue to bring the low fares revolution to new markets with the announcement of first time LCC flights to new destinations.

Jetstar Japan has announced it will launch services from Tokyo (Narita) to Matsuyama* in Ehime Province, a popular tourist destination famous for its hot springs and historic castle.

Matsuyama will be Jetstar Japan’s ninth destination and follows the recent announcement of new flights to Oita, Nagoya and Kagoshima.

The introduction of services to Matsuyama forms part of Jetstar Japan’s new summer flying schedule, which will see up to double the number of domestic services offered each day.

In Vietnam, Jetstar Pacific has announced new flights from Ho Chi Minh City and Vinh to Buon Ma Thuot** in the Central Highlands, also bringing first time LCC flights to the region.

Jetstar Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka said introducing first time LCC services to new markets previously only served by full service carriers continued to be a key part of the Group’s Pan Asian growth strategy.

“We’ve seen that the proliferation of LCC services in mature markets like Australia, New Zealand and Singapore grows the market as a whole, so it’s exciting to bring this opportunity to developing LCC markets,” Ms Hrdlicka said.

“Low cost carriers grow the overall market by providing travel opportunities for first time fliers and more options for frequent air travellers, bringing great benefits to local economies.

“Jetstar will now be working with Matsuyama and Buon Ma Thuot to welcome new travellers not just from our domestic networks but also from the broader international Jetstar network.”

Jetstar Japan has carried over 900,000 passengers since its launch last July and has a fleet of 10 A320 aircraft. Jetstar Pacific now operates a fleet of five all-A320 aircraft after recently completing a fleet renewal program.

* Flights start from 11 June.

** Flights start from 26 March.

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Jetstar first took to the skies in 2004 and has since flown more than 350 million customers across an extensive international and domestic network. The Jetstar Group is made up of Jetstar Airways (subsidiary of the Qantas Group) in Australia and New Zealand, Jetstar Asia in Singapore, and Jetstar Japan in Japan. A leading low-fares airline, Jetstar is committed to offering everyday low fares to enable more people to fly to more places, more often. As one of Asia Pacific’s fastest-growing airline brands, Jetstar was voted Best Low-Cost Airline in Asia Pacific in 2021 and was recognized for its excellent flight safety records and services when listed on the "2022 World's Top 10 LCC" released by Airline Ratings.