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New airline launches first flights to Japan

Posted on Friday 20 April 2012 in Japan, Flights, Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo

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Australian tourists have been enjoying the natural beauty and big cities of Japan as a holiday destination for a long time.  - Flights Travel News

Australian tourists have been enjoying the natural beauty and big cities of Japan as a holiday destination for a long time. Despite recent disasters and severe weather, the country is now experiencing a calm period and is encouraging travellers to visit to help boost the nation's economy and reputation.

Aussies have a new way to reach Japan for holidays

According to Australia News, fares to five different airports in Japan will be affordable for Aussies looking to take short breaks, luxury travel vacations or make business trips. The first flights to Tokyo and other major transportation hubs will begin in July, and tickets can be booked currently through their new website.

Jetstar Airways is a fairly new airline operating out of Australia as a subsidiary of Qantas. Founded in 2003, the company has been offereing low-cost flights to its customers throughout the area, both domestically Down Under and in Asia. Several offshoots of the airline have also been created, including Jetstar Pacific Airlines, Jetstar Hong Kong and of course Jetstar Japan.

"Jetstar was the first low-cost carrier to fly to Japan, which gives our brand the benefit of incumbency in this emerging domestic market,'' said Bruce Buchanan, chief executive officer of Jetstar."Our business model is based around sustainable low fares and across the Asia Pacific we've seen the potential this has to unlock new travel demand. This is the start of a far more dynamic domestic market in Japan.''

The planes used in the new routes will be the Airbus A320, serving Sapporo, Fukuoka, Okinawa and Tokyo. So far, Australians will be able to catch connections to Japan in Darwin, Cairns and the Gold Coast.

Although Jetstar is not the only wallet-friendly airline available to Aussies, it is the leading option in terms of popularity, fares and offerings. Direct competitors, Tiger Airways Singapore and Tiger Airways Australia also provide flights to and from Australia and Asia that travellers can also use when hoping to find affordable rates for future holidays.

Some Aussies may think a holiday abroad is out of reach during uncertain economic times. However, more airlines are offering reduced rates and simple solutions for customers who simply want to reach their destinations without the frills of costly services and amenities.

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