Jetstar Japan has grown from two to 12 aircraft over the last year, carrying over 1.6 million passengers.
Domestic air travel in Japan has long been regarded as one of the most expensive travel markets in the world. Jetstar Japan has carried almost 500,000 passengers for less than 5,000 yen (AUD55) and over half of all fares for less than 8,000 yen (AUD88).
The Jetstar Group has continued to build international network connections to Japan over the last two years to support the domestic Japan operation. Airlines within the Jetstar Group now operate flights from Cairns, Gold Coast, Singapore, Taipei and Manila to Japan. Jetstar has also announced a codeshare program with JAL and an expanded relationship with the Qantas Frequent Flyer program allowing members to redeem points on the Jetstar Japan network.
Adding to this, Jetstar Japan and convenience store franchise chain Lawson have announced a new distribution channel for airline ticket sales through Lawson’s multi-media in-store terminals.
The arrangement enables customers to book Jetstar Japan air tickets using the multi-media terminals (known as Lawson Loppi) and pay for them in cash at cash registers in the stores. Jetstar Japan and Lawson are the first in Japan to sell air tickets directly at convenience stores.