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Jetstar Japan New Route to MatsuyamaMar 19 (Tue ), 2013
Jetstar Japan is to launch services from Tokyo (Narita) to Matsuyama in Ehime Province, a popular tourist destination in Japan, famous for its hot springs and historic castle.
Matsuyama, scheduled to take off on 11 June 2013, will be Jetstar Japan’s ninth destination and follows the recent announcement of new flights to Oita, Nagoya and Kagoshima.
The introduction of services to Matsuyama forms part of Jetstar Japan’s new summer flying schedule, which will see up to double the number of domestic services offered each day.
In Vietnam, Jetstar Pacific will launch flights on 26 March 2013 from Ho Chi Minh and Vinh to Buon Ma Thuot in the Central Highlands.
“We’ve seen that the proliferation of LCC services in mature markets like Australia, New Zealand and Singapore grows the market as a whole, so it’s exciting to bring this opportunity to developing LCC markets,” Jetstar Group CEO, Jayne Hrdlicka. “Low cost carriers grow the overall market by providing travel opportunities for first time fliers and more options for frequent air travellers, bringing great benefits to local economies. Jetstar will now be working with Matsuyama and Buon Ma Thuot to welcome new travellers not just from our domestic networks but also from the broader international Jetstar network.”
Jetstar Japan has carried over 900,000 passengers since its launch last July and has a fleet of 10 A320 aircraft.
Jetstar Pacific now operates a fleet of five all-A320 aircraft after recently completing a fleet renewal program.