Jetstar Japan is a low-cost Japanese airline, founded in 2011 and based in Tokyo. The airline commenced services in 2012 and flies to 14 destinations, 3 international and 11 domestic. These include: Tokyo Sapporo, Osaka, Fukuoka and Okinawa with 20 Airbus A320s flying to 17 routes across 11 domestic destinations, plus two routes to Hong Kong and three to Taipei.
Jetstar Japan is a subsidiary of Jetstar, an Australian low-cost airline (self-described as "value based") headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qantas, having been created in response to the threat posed by low-cost airline Virgin Blue. The airline is part of Qantas' two brand strategy of having Qantas Airways for the premium full-service market and Jetstar for the low-cost market. Qantas, through the Jetstar Group, also has stakes in sister airlines Jetstar Asia Airways, Jetstar Pacific Airlines and Jetstar Japan.
The airline currently operates an extensive domestic network as well as regional and international services from its main base at Melbourne Airport. Domestic destinations include; Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Newcastle (New South Wales), Perth, Sunshine Coast and Sydney. International destinations include; Auckland, Bangkok, Beijing, Ho Chi Minh City, Honolulu, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Nadi, Phuket, Singapore and Tokyo.
The airline's fleet currently consists of 70 aircraft including Airbus A320's/ A321's and Boeing 787-800 series. The airline previously operated using Airbus A330's and Boeing 717's however they modernised their fleet and changed. The Airbus aircraft is only on domestic routes offering a one class, buy on board service. Their Boeing 787's are used for their international sectors offering a two class service. Business class is fitted with 21 leather premium class seats in a 2-3-2 configuration. This service is currently inclusive of all meals and beverages, in-flight entertainment and includes an increased baggage allowance of 30kg.
Jetstar Airways is currently not part of any major global airline alliances however they do offer their passengers a variety of Frequent Flyer programs. Jetstar, being a wholly owned subsidiary of Qantas use the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program to allow passengers to collect points. They do however also allow programs with the following airlines; Emirates, JAL and Vietnam Airlines, to be used to collect points.
Economy class passengers can enjoy comfortable flights, with added extras such as hot foods, in-flight entertainment system on international long-haul flights. Passengers in economy get 7kg of baggage.
Passengers in premium economy get even comfier seats, complete with additional legroom and seat selection of the forward, upfront cabin. In addition, passengers enjoy extra baggage, lounge access at some airports and additional points and flexibility when booking.
This class is only available on certain aircraft, but provides passengers with extra flight comforts such as additional baggage, meals and refreshments during the flight and an amenity pack.
The airline operates a fleet of the following aircraft:
Narita International Airport, also known as Tokyo Narita Airport, is an International airport serving the Greater Tokyo Area of Japan.
The airport is located nearly 60 km east of central Tokyo, on the border between Narita city and opposite Shibayama. Narita international Airport is the main airport for Japan and in 2013, was recognised as the second-busiest passenger airport in Japan.
Every standard fare includes 7kg of carry-on baggage - Business Class passengers carry-on baggage allowance is two 7kg pieces
Check in baggaged allowance may be included in a fare when booking - make sure to check this. Passengers can buy as much checked baggage as needed - from 15kg to 40kg.
29th June 2018
Jetstar has done an amazing job when faced with a massive environmental obstacle this week. Bali's Mt Agung has been spewing out ash in a series of volcanic activities. As a result of this, Denpasar airport has been closed. Unfortunately, a handle of Jetstar flights has had to be cancelled. The airline initially scrapped flights to the tourist hotspot from Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane on Friday morning, while its flights leaving Bali - bound for the three capital cities and Cairns - were also cancelled. Now though, Jetstar have managed to turn it around, stating that they hope to get passengers on their way from as early as this evening. Well done Jetstar!
23rd May 2018
Jetstar Airways, parent of Jetstar Japan was recently named the world's cheapest airline for domestic routes. After Global Flight Pricing released a report, it shows that the Australian airline offers the second cheapest domestic flights in the world based on the average price of tickets per km. The airline was placed above Indonesia AirAsia but behind Tigerair Australia. While Jetstar Japan did not appear in the top 20 of the list, it's positive news for the airline group as a whole.
Jetstar Japan are not alone, as not a single Japanese airline placed in the top 20, suggesting that air travel for low-cost carriers is generally more expensive within the Japan. The report also shows that airlines from the countries of Australia, Indonesia, and India dominate the cheapest domestic flights in the world for economy class tickets. Here is a list of the top 10 cheapest airlines in the world for domestic routes, based on the average price per km:
1. Tigerair Australia
3. Indonesia AirAsia
5. Indonesia AirAsia Extra
6. Pobeda Airlines LLC
7. Citilink Indonesia
8. Batik Air
9. Lion Mentari Airlines
10. Sky Airline