Jet Asia Airways

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Jet Asia Airways
สายการบินเจ็ทเอเซีย
Jet Asia Airways logo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
JF JAA JET ASIA
Founded December 2009; 8 years ago (December 2009)
Hubs Suvarnabhumi Airport
Fleet size 5
Destinations 3
Headquarters The Offices at CentralWorld
Bangkok, Thailand
Key people Jacob Saba (President and CEO)
Employees 460 (2013)
Website flyjetasia.com

Jet Asia Airways (Thai: สายการบินเจ็ทเอเซีย) is a Thai airline based out of Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. The fleet is composed exclusively of Boeing 767 airliners. Jet Asia Airways offers full-service scheduled and chartered services as well as long- and short-term ACMI flights (also known as wet leases).[1][2]

History[edit]

Jet Asia Airways was founded in December 2009 with two Boeing 767-200 aircraft,[3] and received its air operator's certificate (AOC) in October 2010.[4] It joined the Pacific Asia Travel Association on September 1, 2011.[5] Its first commercial flight was on September 17, 2011, between Bangkok’s Don Muang International Airport and Penang International Airport in Malaysia.[6]

From February through May 2012, Jet Asia flew daily charters between Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Tokyo’s Narita International Airport[7] on behalf of Japanese travel agency H.I.S.[8] Seasonal charters between Bangkok and Tokyo resumed on July 2012[8] and again in July 2013 with additional service to Osaka. Starting in January 2013, after partnering with CITS Air Service (a subsidiary of China International Travel Service, China’s largest integrated travel network),[9] the airline began operating charters to more than nine cities and offering regularly scheduled service between Bangkok, Phuket and six cities in China: Beijing, Nanjing, Chongqing, Tianjin, Shenyang and Changsha.[10]

In late 2014 the airline began four times weekly scheduled services to Tokyo (Narita) using Boeing 767-200 aircraft. Further scheduled services to be launched include Jakarta, Jeddah and Tianjin.[11]

Destinations[edit]

City Country IATA ICAO Airport
Bangkok  Thailand BKK VTBS Suvarnabhumi International Airport
Jakarta  Indonesia CGK WIII Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
Tokyo  Japan NRT RJAA Narita International Airport

Fleet[edit]

A Jet Asia Boeing 767 taking off from Narita International Airport (April 2012)

The Jet Asia Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[12]

Jet Asia Airways Passenger Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
F C P Y Total
Boeing 767-200
1
235
235
Boeing 767-200ER
3
235
235
Boeing 767-300ER
1
4
280
280
Total 5 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ “JetAsia Airways Introduces Bangkok-Tokyo Daily Flights,” Archived 2013-09-27 at the Wayback Machine. Pacific Asia Travel Association, January 20, 2012.
  2. ^ Theodore Koumelis, “Mercator’s Avantik fuels Jet Asia’s expansion plans,” Travel Daily News, September 4, 2013.
  3. ^ “Jet Asia Airways Consolidates,” Airliner World, April 2012.
  4. ^ “About Us,” flyjetasia.com. Accessed September 30, 2013.
  5. ^ “PATA Welcomes Jet Asia Airways,” Pacific Asia Travel Association, September 20, 2011.
  6. ^ “Jet Asia Airways,” thai-aviation.net. Accessed May 31, 2012.
  7. ^ “BFS Welcomed Inaugural Flight of JetAsia Airways as the Latest Customer,” Archived 2013-10-03 at the Wayback Machine. Logistics Digest, February 13, 2012.
  8. ^ a b “H.I.S. exclusive! Jet Asia Airways flight to Japan will be operated from 13rd [sic] July 2012!” H.I.S. Accessed May 31, 2012.
  9. ^ “Jet Asia Airways Appoints CITS Air Service Co., Ltd. as its China GSA,” PR Newswire, December 13, 2012.
  10. ^ "Phuket China Routes Burst Open Via Jet Asia," Phuket Wan Tourism News, December 22, 2012.
  11. ^ "Jet Asia Launches to Japan". Airliner World: 17. January 2015. 
  12. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part Two)". Airliner World (November 2016): 34. 

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