7/03/2012: Jetstar Japan Commences Operations 

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, low-cost carrier (LCC) Jetstar Japan (GK) commenced operations ahead of schedule in 2012.

The inaugural flight, operated by an Airbus A320, departed Tokyo Narita (NRT) bound for Sapporo, New Chitose Airport (CTS). Additional domestic routes followed to Fukuoka (FUK), Okinawa (OKA), and Osaka (KIX). The airline wanted to capitalize on the booming Japanese domestic market, the fourth largest in the world.

At the time of the launch, the airline’s CEO said the airline planned to operate 100 Airbus jets by the end of the decade. Photo: Jetstar.

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Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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