Friday, October 10, 2014

Jetstar Japan inaugurates Kansai – Oita.

On October 9th, Jetstar Japan (GK/JJP) launched Osaka/Kansai (KIX/RJBB) – Oita (OIT/RJFO) service (Jetstar Japan to start Kansai – Oita in October.), which became the 15th route for the growing LCC. All Nippon Airways (NH/ANA) previously operated the route until suspending it in December 2003. The inaugural flight GK651 was operated by Airbus A320-232(SL) JA16JJ, departing Kansai at 1510 JST and touching down at the Kyushu airport at 1553.
Airbus A320-232(SL) JA06JJ comes into land at Sapporo's New Chitose. (Photo: Ryosuke Yano)

Flight Schedule:
Kansai – Oita NEW 1 daily with A320-200.
GK651 KIX 1455 – 1600 OIT 32A/320 Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Sat/Sun *Oct/1 - 25.
GK651 KIX 1510 – 1615 OIT 32A/320 Fri *Oct/1 - 25.
GK651 KIX 1150 – 1255 OIT 32A/320 Daily *Oct/26 - Mar/28/2015.
GK652 OIT 1645 – 1745 KIX 32A/320 Daily *Oct/1 - 25.
GK652 OIT 1325 – 1425 KIX 32A/320 Daily *Oct/26 - Mar/28/2015.

One-way fares will range from 5,490 JPY to 22,490 JPY, excluding the 430 JPY processing fee. Oita becomes the fifth destination from Jetstar Japan's recently-launched Kansai hub (Jetstar Japan launches Kansai hub.) after Fukuoka (FUK/RJFF), Okinawa/Naha (OKA/ROAH), Sapporo/New Chitose (CTS/RJCC), and Tokyo/Narita (NRT/RJAA), bringing the number of their Kansai flights to up to 28 per day.

Next on the Narita-based LCC's radar is Kumamoto (KMJ/RJFT), to be started on October 26th (Jetstar Japan to launch Kumamoto with three routes.), and additional new destinations plus their first international routes are expected to be announced soon. Although their fleet of Airbus A320s had been capped at 18 due to lack of maintenance personnel, it will be on expansion mode again with three new examples to be delivered by the end of this year.

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