Qantas, JAL and Mitsubishi Launch Jetstar Japan

Posted: Tue 16 Aug, 2011 9:33 AM

Qantas, JAL and Mitsubishi Launch Jetstar Japan

The Qantas Group, Japan Airlines (JAL), and Mitsubishi Corporation have joined forces to launch a new domestic low-cost airline, Jetstar Japan.


The new low-cost carrier will begin operations by the end of 2012 and is set to fly from Tokyo and Osaka as well as other destinations under consideration which include Sapporo, Fukuoka, and Okinawa. Jetstar Japan also plans to offer short haul international flights to key Asian cities. The airline will initially operate with a fleet of three new Airbus A320 aircraft and is set to grow its fleet size to 24 within the first few years.


Qantas Group considers the establishment of Jetstar Japan a historic and important step. Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce, said that Qantas Group has a wealth of experience in establishing low cost carriers and they are looking forward to working with JAL and Mitsubishi Corporation on this new venture which will offer low fares to the Japanese travelling public.


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