Jetstar Japan Co., Ltd.(Japanese: ジェットスター・ジャパン株式会社,Hepburn: Jettosutā Japan Kabushiki Kaisha?) is a low-fare domestic Japaneseairline, initially planned to commence flights in late 2012, but it launched ahead of schedule on 3 July 2012. The airline serves nine destinations, all of which are in Japan, using a fleet of 16 Airbus A320 aircraft.
The airline plans to expand its initial fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft to a total of 24 within the first few years of operation. Jetstar Japan will compete against Peach Aviation and AirAsia Japan in the domestic low-cost market.
Jetstar Japan announced that it would commence operations on 3 July 2012 using Narita Airport as a hub. The first route to be served was between Tokyo and Fukuoka, while services between Tokyo and Sapporo, Okinawa, and Osaka began on 9 July 2012, with services from Osaka to Fukuoka and Sapporo shortly after on 24 August 2012.
The airline also announced that it would establish Kansai International Airport in Osaka as a second hub, and started service from Osaka to Okinawa on 28 October 2012. The Kansai hub was originally planned to open on July 18, 2013, but the opening has been postponed due to issues in improving maintenance procedures following a warning from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. CEO Miyuki Suzuki told the Nihon Keizai Shimbun in July 2013 that Jetstar Japan was focused on the domestic market from Narita for the foreseeable future, and would try to optimize its schedule for connecting traffic to and from Jetstar international flights. Suzuki stated in August 2013 that Jetstar Japan hoped to decide the timing of the Kansai hub opening within 2014.
Unlike other low-cost carriers affiliated with ANA, Jetstar Japan has code-sharing agreement and frequent flyer mileage partnerships with JAL Mileage Bank. Jetstar Japan has connecting traffic to and from Jetstar international flights,and JAL international passengers can also connect on Jetstar flights.
Jetstar Japan began operations with three aircraft and has since been adding a new aircraft every 4–6 weeks. 18 active 7 on orders and 5 on options of it Airbus A320 fleet with some scoop to Airbus A321.
Its fleet consists of the following aircraft as of April 2014:
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