Jetstar Japan will make a major move into Taiwan in the coming months, with the launch of three new routes to Taipei.
The low-cost carrier will launch flights to Taiwan’s capital from Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya, initially with three weekly flights on each route. All services will then rise to daily services before year-end.
“Until this year, Jetstar Japan was focused on being the domestic low-cost carrier of choice in Japan,” said Jetstar Japan’s CEO, Gerry Turner. “With low-cost carriers only representing less than 10% of all international flights to and from Japan we are expanding our focus to bringing our everyday low fares to customers on international routes.
“These three new routes from Japan to Taiwan follow the success of our flights from Tokyo and Osaka to Hong Kong which we started earlier this year and have exceeded our expectations.
“Taiwan is a very popular destination for Japanese travellers and Taiwan is the third largest inbound tourism market for Japan. We expect these services to grow the market,” he added.
Flights from Tokyo Narita Airport to Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport will launch on 27 November, followed by the services from Osaka and Nagoya in mid-December. All three routes will be operated by Jetstar Japan’s all-economy Airbus A320 aircraft.
Jetstar Japan will become the first LCC to operate flights between Nagoya and Taiwan.