Facts and stats
Jetstar Japan is part of the Jetstar Group, a network of low fares airlines that focuses on leisure markets.
Based in Tokyo, Jetstar Japan's first domestic flight took off on 3 July 2012. Short haul international services are expected to commence in 2013.
Fares were announced in April 2012, with prices an average of up to 50 per cent lower than full service carriers.
As at July 2012 Jetstar Japan employed around 200 people. Up to 450 cabin crew and 100 pilots are expected to be employed by the airline within its first few years.
Fleet and Network
Jetstar Japan flies to five major Japanese cities: Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, Fukuoka and Okinawa.
These flights will be serviced by an initial fleet of three new A320 aircraft (configured for 180 passengers in a single class), growing steadily to 24 aircraft within the first few years.
The Broader Jetstar Network in Japan
The broader Jetstar Group currently flies to the following international destinations to/from Japan:
- Australia: Gold Coast, Cairns
- Taiwan: Taipei
- Singapore: Singapore (via Taipei)
- Philippines: Manila
- Japan: Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, Fukuoka and Okinawa.
- From Australia: Jetstar became the first low cost carrier to fly to Japan when it commenced long haul services in March 2007. Since then, Jetstar has carried over two million passengers between Australia and Japan. It has been named among the "top 100 brands" in Japan by advertising body CM Databank. Jetstar currently flies up to 23 weekly long haul international services between Cairns and the Gold Coast to both Tokyo and Osaka, and is now the largest carrier operating between Australia and Japan. These long haul services are operated by A330-200 aircraft, configured into Business and Economy class. Announced in July 2012, Jetstar will fly to Osaka from Darwin (via Singapore) from November 2012.
- From Asia: Jetstar Asia commenced flying to Osaka from Singapore (via Taipei) in July 2010 and currently operates a double daily service to Osaka. In March 2012, Jetstar also connected Osaka to Singapore via Manila with Jetstar Asia, and Tokyo with Darwin via Manila with Jetstar Airways. These short haul international services are operated by A320 aircraft, configured for 180 passengers in a single class).
Jetstar Japan is a partnership between the Qantas Group (parent company of the Jetstar Group), Japan Airlines, Mitsubishi Corporation and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation. Holding ratios in Jetstar Japan are Qantas Group with 33.3%, Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. with 33.3%, Mitsubishi Corporation with 16.7% and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation with 16.7% on a voting rights basis.
Jetstar Japan's CEO is Miyuki Suzuki who joined on 1 December 2011.
About the Jetstar Group
The Jetstar Group is Asia Pacific's fastest growing and largest low fares network by revenue, with airlines in Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand and (subject to regulatory approval) Hong Kong. It operates up to 3,000 flights a week to around 60 destinations, including around 30 in Asia and nine in Greater China. With a fleet of around 90 aircraft, the Jetstar Group is on track to carry more than 20 million people in FY12. Jetstar achieved a record profit of AUD$147 million for half-year ending 31 December 2011, an increase of three per cent on the previous year's first-half earnings.