Tuesday, August 16, 2011

JAL, Qantas, Mitsubishi Partnership to Give Japan A New Airline

Qantas is spreading its wings wide to fly high and it is taking Japan Airlines along with it! These oneworld alliance partners, along with the Mitsubishi Corporation, have decided to float an altogether new airline to set the competition on fire in the Japanese air travel market! Jetstar Japan is the name of the new carrier that is set to rise in the Land of Rising Sun!

If advertisers are to be believed Jetstar Japan’s low-cost approach will make customers jump with joy. Cheap flight tickets within the Japanese domestic market will not be such a rarity once the airline starts to roll in the later part of the year 2012.

Jetstar Japan is expected to offer flights out of Tokyo, Narita Airport and Osaka, Kansai International. While initially the airline is just going to cater to the regional market in Japan, as time goes by the airline might delve into short haul international flights operations.

Jetstar Japan plans to launch with a fleet of three Airbus A320s, with each of them configured for 180 passengers in a solitary class. But the airline hopes that it will be able to grow to 24 aircrafts in just first few years of operation.

Qantas’ Jetstar first penetrated Japan in 2007 and since then the airline has become the preferred choice for passengers who look for cheap tickets on flights.

Jetstar Japan is going to follow the Jetstar’s low fare model and promises to roll out cheap airfares on its flights.

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