Jetstar Japan's first aircraft touches down
The first aircraft for new low fares carrier, Jetstar Japan, has touched down on its delivery flight at Narita International Airport.
The aircraft – a new Airbus A320-200 – departed Toulouse, France at 11:00am on 24 April and flew via Cairo International Airport (Egypt), Muscat International Airport (Oman) and Hanoi International Airport (Vietnam) before landing at 19:21 at Narita Airport on 26 April.
The aircraft is configured with 180 all-leather seats in a single class and powered by IAE V2500 engines. It is the first of three new A320s that will make up the Jetstar Japan fleet ahead of its start of services on 3 July*. The airline is scheduled to grow to 24 A320s within the next few years.
This first A320 will be used for a series of proving flights during May as part of the final regulatory approval process for the new airline.
Fares for Jetstar Japan went on sale on 17 April with prices up to 50 per cent less than full service carriers as well as special launch fares of just 1 yen (AUD$0.01). The airline will fly to Tokyo, Sapporo, Osaka, Fukuoka and Okinawa.
CEO of Jetstar Japan, Miyuki Suzuki, welcomed the first aircraft to the airline’s fleet.
“This is a very exciting milestone for Jetstar Japan and brings us another step closer to connecting people through greater choice, lower fares and more travel options,” she said.
*Both Jetstar Japan and Jetstar Hong Kong remain subject to regulatory approval.
About Jetstar Group
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.