Jetstar Japan Reaches 50 Million Passengers Milestone, Eyeing the Next 100 Million

Jetstar Japan celebrated reaching a cumulative total of 50 million passengers since its inception, with a commemorative event at Narita Airport on May 24.

The flight that marked the 50 millionth passenger was the Tokyo/Narita to Sapporo/Chitose GK121 flight (Airbus A320, aircraft registration: JA24JJ) on May 23. This milestone was reached nearly 12 years after its first flight in July 2012.

At the commemorative event held to coincide with the departure of the Tokyo/Narita to Sapporo/Chitose GK113 flight (Airbus A321LR, aircraft registration: JA26LR) on May 24, staff displayed message boards at the gate to express gratitude to customers. Employees and the mascot character, Jet-kun, wearing matching orange T-shirts, celebrated the milestone with “Congratulations 50,000,000” balloon letters. Additionally, staff waved orange fans from the tarmac to see off the flight.

▲ Jetstar Japan’s President presents a message board to passengers

Jetstar Japan launched on July 3, 2012, with flights from Tokyo/Narita to Sapporo/Chitose and Fukuoka. It currently operates 19 domestic routes and 5 international routes with a fleet of 25 Airbus A320 (6 of which are temporarily transferred to Jetstar Airways) and 3 Airbus A321LR aircraft. The cumulative number of passengers reached 10 million on August 5, 2015; 20 million on July 8, 2017; 30 million on May 13, 2019; and 40 million on May 31, 2022. “The fact that we have been able to continue safe operations without any major accidents over approximately 12 years has been well received by the market. We will continue our efforts to reach the next milestone of 100 million passengers,” said Jetstar Japan’s President. As for domestic demand, it has “almost returned to pre-COVID-19 levels,” with plans to “maintain and expand our network to generate domestic demand and prepare to welcome international tourists.”

▲ President presenting commemorative gifts to passengers on the Tokyo/Narita to Sapporo/Chitose GK113 flight

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