Jetstar Japan

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Jetstar Japan
Jetstar logo.svg
IATA
GK
ICAO
JJP
Callsign
ORANGE LINER
Founded 2011
Commenced operations 2012
Hubs
Frequent-flyer program JAL Mileage Bank
Fleet size 17
Destinations 9
Headquarters Narita, Japan
Key people Miyuki Suzuki (鈴木 みゆき Suzuki Miyuki) (CEO)
Revenue JPY 12.8 billion (June 2013)[1]
Operating income JPY -8.8 billion (FY June 2013)[1]
Website www.jetstar.com

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 Japanese airline, initially planned to commence flights in late 2012,[2] but it launched ahead of schedule on 3 July 2012.[3] The airline serves nine destinations, all of which are in Japan, using a fleet of 16 Airbus A320 aircraft.

Its head office is in Narita, Chiba.[4][5] It is owned by Qantas (33.3%), Japan Airlines (33.3%), Mitsubishi Corporation (16.7%), and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation (16.7%).[6] Total capitalization commitment for the new airline is up to ¥12 billion. Unlike the two low-cost carriers affiliated with All Nippon Airways, Jetstar Japan has codesharing and frequent flyer mileage partnerships with its parent Japan Airlines.[7]

The airline plans to expand its initial fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft to a total of 24 within the first few years of operation.[2] Jetstar Japan will compete against Peach Aviation and AirAsia Japan in the domestic low-cost market.[3]

History[edit]

On 6 April 2012 the airline was granted an Air operator's certificate by the Japanese MLIT, in preparation for the launch of services in July 2012.[8]

Destinations[edit]

Jetstar Japan announced that it would commence operations on 3 July 2012 using Narita Airport as a hub.[9] 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.[10]

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.[11] 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.[12] Suzuki stated in August 2013 that Jetstar Japan hoped to decide the timing of the Kansai hub opening within 2014.[13]

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 serves the following destinations:

Fleet[edit]

A Jetstar Airways Airbus A320

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:[16][17]

Jetstar Japan Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers
Airbus A320-200 18 7 180
Total 18 7

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ジェットスター、営業赤字90億円 LCC3社の決算出そろう". 日本経済新聞. 15 October 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Qantas spreads wings with Jetstar Japan
  3. ^ a b Jetstar Japan brings forward launch date to Jul-2012, names initial five domestic destinations
  4. ^ "運送約款" (Archive). Jetstar Japan. Retrieved on January 19, 2014. "当社の社名は、お客様の旅程表及び領収書に"GK"(当社の航空会社コード)と略記されることがあります。当社の住所は、千葉県成田市古込字朝日台92番地 ジェットスター・ジャパン株式会社です。"
  5. ^ "Conditions of Carriage." (Archive) Jetstar Japan. Retrieved on January 19, 2014. "Our address is Jetstar Japan, Narita Operation Centre 3F, Narita International Airport Terminal 2, Narita, Chiba, 282-0004."
  6. ^ "Jetstar Japan announces new strategic partner". JetStar. Retrieved 2012-04-13. 
  7. ^ "明暗分けた「日本流サービス」 ピーチ、満足度「大手並み」". 日本経済新聞. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Jetstar Japan receives AOC, prepares for first commercial service in Jul-2012". CAPA Centre for Aviation. 10 April 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Japan Announcement". www.jetstar.com. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  10. ^ "JetStar Japan Launches Operation from 03JUL12: Operational Network". airlineroute. Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  11. ^ (Japanese) :日本経済新聞. Nikkei.com. Retrieved on 2013-07-16.
  12. ^ (Japanese) :日本経済新聞. Nikkei.com. Retrieved on 2013-07-16.
  13. ^ Yoshikawa, Tadayuki (13 August 2013). "ジェットスター・ジャパン、200万人突破 関空拠点化は年内に". Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c d e "JetStar Japan announces destinations for July 2012 take off". Jetstar Airways. Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  15. ^ a b c Jetstar Japan adds three new domestic destinations to network. Jetstar.com (2013-01-23). Retrieved on 2013-07-16.
  16. ^ Jetstar Japan Fleet ch-aviation.ch Retrieved 12 October 2013
  17. ^ Our Company – Jetstar