Jetstar Japan Cancels 9 Flights on the 29th – All Flights on Narita-Asahikawa Route Cancelled

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Jetstar Japan has decided to cancel 9 flights on December 29th.

According to the Jetstar Crew Association (JCA), the affected flights due to a strike include: Flight GK101/100 on the Tokyo/Narita-Sapporo/Chitose route, Flight GK200 on the Osaka/Kansai-Tokyo/Narita route, Flight GK351/350 on the Osaka/Kansai-Okinawa/Naha route, Flight GK401/408 on the Tokyo/Narita-Matsuyama route, and Flight GK801/800 on the Tokyo/Narita-Asahikawa route, totaling 9 flights cancelled. All flights on the Tokyo/Narita-Asahikawa route will be cancelled that day. JCA has announced that on the same day, the largest strike to date will take place involving 9 captains, 5 co-pilots, and 22 cabin crew members, amounting to a total of 36 participants.

According to an announcement by Jetstar Japan dated December 22nd, the domestic flight reservation rates for December 29th are at 85.2% for departures and 83.3% for arrivals, which are the highest during the year-end and New Year period. Some flights are fully booked.

JCA is a labor union organized by pilots and cabin crew members, established in July 2018. The group entered a designated strike on the 22nd when negotiations held up until the night of the 21st did not conclude in an agreement. Although there were cancellations of 2 flights each from the 24th to the 26th, JCA attributes the cancellations to the impact of the strike, while the company cites illness as the cause announced.

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