Posted on: 03 December 2014 by Ross McSweeny
Jetstar Japan has announced plans to strengthen the airline’s operations and financial performance by introducing international flights between Kansai (Osaka) and Hong Kong from 28 February 2015.
“The announcement of international services is a very positive next step in the evolution of our presence in Japan as the country’s largest low-cost carrier,” claimed Miyuki Suzuki, CEO of Jetstar Japan. “Just as low fares have transformed how Japanese consumers travel domestically, we are excited to stimulate new travel demand to Japan from Hong Kong and provide our Japanese customers new international options. These services build on the international network of other Jetstar branded airlines operating to Japan.
“Japanese travellers have embraced low fares travel domestically since our launch in 2012. Internationally, low-cost carriers only represent 4.4 % of the market showing us there is a lot of room for international services to grow,” Suzuki continued.
The new flights will be operated using Jetstar Japan’s fleet of Airbus A320s, which is set to comprise 20 of the type by the end of 2014.