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Jetstar Japan to link Hong Kong with Osaka

5 Dec 2014

Domestic low-cost carrier Jetstar Japan will commence international operations from February 28 next year, with the first route between Osaka’s Kansai International airport and Hong Kong International airport.

A 180-seat A320 will be used to link the two cities. Detailed schedules are as follows:

Osaka-Hong Kong

Flight

Time

Operation day

Period

GK61

DEP 0955 ARR 1310

Sat

Feb 28

DEP 0840 ARR 1155

Tue

Mar 3

DEP 0835 ARR 1150

Fri, Sun

Mar 6 – Mar 28

DEP 0955 ARR 1310

Sat

GK63

DEP 1720 ARR 2015

Wed, Fri, Sun

Mar 29 – Jul 17

Hong Kong-Osaka

Flight

Time

Operation day

Period

GK62

DEP 1410 ARR 1825

Sat

Feb 28

DEP 1300 ARR 1715

Tue

Mar 3

DEP 1245 ARR 1700

Fri, Sun

Mar 6 – Mar 28

DEP 1410 ARR 1825

Sat

GK64

DEP 2125 ARR 0205

Wed, Fri, Sun

Mar 29 – Jul 17

A spokesperson of the airline confirmed that tickets are currently only available for flights which depart from Japan for one way or round trip. Customers cannot purchase tickets departing from Hong Kong at the moment. The carrier is working with the Hong Kong office and will announce when this service becomes available.

Chief executive Miyuki Suzuki said the announcement was a major milestone in the growth of the airline: “Just like low fares have transformed how Japanese consumers travel domestically. We are excited to stimulate new travel demand to Japan from Hong Kong and provide our Japanese customers new international options.

She also commented that international services would make an important contribution to strengthen the carrier’s operations and financial performance: “Japanese travellers have embraced low fares travel domestically since our launch in 2012. Internationally, low cost carriers only represent 4.4 per cent of the market, showing us there is a lot of room for international services to grow.”

The airline will operate a fleet of 20 A320 aircraft by the end of this year, and currently services 11 domestic ports with more than 100 flights daily.

For more information, visit jetstar.com/jp/en .

Valerian Ho

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