JETSTAR Japan launched a direct route between Manila and Nagoya on April 2, hitting full passenger capacity on the first takeoff from Manila.
The first LCC in Japan to offer this route, Jetstar Japan will operate up to seven flights a week between Manila and Nagoya on the 180-seat Airbus A320. The flight time is just under five hours.
Chairman of Jetstar Japan, Masaru Kataoka, said: “Nagoya is home to the largest number of Filipinos in Japan and this service will be welcome news for family and friends of Filipinos who will now be able to travel and visit more often.”
Nagoya is the capital of Aichi prefecture, which alone is home to some 30,000 Filipinos.
“We anticipate a boost to the tourism industry in both cities as the new service will attract new travellers to explore more of Nagoya and its rich cultural history,” said Kataoka, who added that flight bookings for the new route since its launch had been “very encouraging”.
Jetstar Japan recently launched flights from Manila to Tokyo-Narita on March 15 and will be introducing services to Osaka – a destination currently served by sister airline Jetstar Asia – from April 7 onwards.