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Spring Airlines Japan Ltd. is a low-cost Japanese airline that operates scheduled flights out of its hub base, Narita International Airport (NRT) in Kozunomori, Narita, Japan. The airline was founded in October 2012 and commenced operations two years later in Autumn 2014. A third of the airline is owned by Spring Airlines which is a Chinese low-cost carrier. Spring Airlines Japan is also owned by a Japanese travel agency which is known as JTB and provides Japanese tour packages to Chinese customers.

In April 2021, Japan Airlines announced that they would invest in the airline in the hope of raising their current 5% share to over 51% share by the summer.

The airline currently operates 9 regularly scheduled flights domestically within Japan as well as internationally to China.

Overall, the airline has a fleet of 6 Boeing 737-800 aircraft that can in total carry 189 passengers at one time.

Baggage Policy

Spring Airlines Japan baggage allowance includes all bags, carry-ons, laptop bags, purses and other items. All baggage must be weighed.

Carry-on Baggage

All passengers flying with Spring Airlines Japan are permitted to take one piece of carry-on baggage through the security check-in for free. Passengers need to ensure that their carry-on baggage doesn't exceed the specified size of 56 cm x 36 cm x 23 cm (Length x Weight x Height) or a total of 115cm in three dimensions, and a maximum weight of 7 kg.

Carry-on baggage must fit within the overhead lockers and under the seat in front. Prohibited items are not allowed in the carry-on baggage or they would be confiscated by airport security. This includes any fluid exceeding 100ml.

Checked Baggage

The airline checked baggage or SpringPlus must be added to their flight purchase. The airlines allow passengers to take a maximum checked suitcase of 30 kg and a sum of 203cm in three dimensions. Any baggage exceeding the weight and size will be charged according to the distance and the weight of the excess baggage.

Cabin Classes

There's only one cabin class onboard Spring Airlines Japan flights - Economy.


The airline mainly operates small flights and there is only one cabin class that is provided on the aircraft and that is the standard Economy class. The airline gives you amenities such as one free piece of carry-on baggage, meals, beverages and the option of choosing your seat.


Seats are positioned in a 3 x 3 formation depending on the aircraft, ensuring that each passenger will sit by either a window, aisle or between two seats.


Spring Airlines Japan passengers must check in at the airport since the airline doesn't offer online check-in.

Online Check-in

Online check-in before your flight isn't required when travelling with Spring Airlines Japan.

Passengers must check-in at the airport.

Airport Check-in

All passengers and baggage must be checked in 45 minutes before boarding time for international flights. Check-in for domestic flights starts 90 minutes before departure time.

At Alternative Airlines, we recommend passengers to check-in two hours before the scheduled departure time. Passengers should report to the airport check-in counters as soon as they arrive.

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Destinations that Spring Airlines Japan flies to

As of April 2021, the airline has scheduled flights to 9 cities within Japan and China. These destinations include Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, Chongqing, Bellingham, Tianjin and others. If you're looking to fly within Japan, our guide to domestic flights within Japan offers lots of helpful information.

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Spring Airlines Japan Hub Airport

Narita International Airport(NRT)

Narita International Airport (NRT) previously known as New Tokyo International Airport is an international public airport in the Greater Tokyo Area of Japan. The airport is located 37 km east of Tokyo in Narita, Chiba. The airport serves more than 44 million passengers each year. It's the busiest airport in Japan by international passengers.

Over 85 airlines that fly to and from Narita International Airport (NRT) include Spring Airlines Japan, Air Japan, All Nippon Airways, Jetstar Japan, Peach Aviation, Japan Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Air China and many others.

Spring Airlines Japan Fleet

As of December 2020, Spring Airlines Japan operates a fleet of 6 aircraft:

  • 6 x Boeing 737-800 (189 passengers per aircraft)

Frequent Flyer Programme

Spring Airlines Japan doesn't currently have a frequent flyer program.

Airline Alliance

Spring Airlines Japan isn't currently part of any airline alliance, however, they are owned by Spring Airlines.

Food & Drink

Spring Airlines Japan offer hot and cold meals onboard its flights, including Halal and child options. These meals need to be booked in advance and the choices on offer vary depending on the airport and terminal. Passengers flying with Spring Airlines Japan will have the choice between a Set Menu or a Spring Special.

Frequently asked questions

Spring Airlines Japan online check-in?

Unfortunately, when flying with Spring Airlines Japan, online check-in is not available at the moment. Passengers flying with this airline must check-in once having arrive at the airport.