JETSTAR Japan and All Nippon Airways (ANA) are expanding the country's network of domestic flights with the introduction of routes for the upcoming summer season, beginning March 31.
Low-cost carrier Jetstar Japan has announced plans to add some 25,000 weekly seats on new flights to Oita, Nagoya and Kagoshima.
Starting March 31, it will launch twice-daily return services on Tokyo (Narita)-Oita, Fukuoka-Nagoya and Sapporo-Nagoya routes. Return flights to Kagoshima out of Narita and Nagoya will begin on May 31.
“Our new services to Oita, Nagoya and Kagoshima will help stimulate demand by making air travel more accessible to more passengers in these areas, and also encourage tourists to visit the regions,” said Jetstar Group CEO, Jayne Hrdlicka.
Jetstar Japan will also add another three return trips between Tokyo and Sapporo.
Meanwhile, ANA said in a press release that it had submitted its proposed route network for summer to Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
From March 31, the airline intends to run a daily Narita-Hiroshima flight and a twice-daily Akita-Sapporo connection.
It will also revive Haneda-Ishigaki, Nagasaki-Okinawa and Kumamoto-Okinawa flights on March 31.