Jetstar Asia has resumed direct flight services from Singapore to Okinawa.
In doing so, it becomes the only airline to fly non-stop between the Lion City and Japan’s stunning island holiday destination.
The long-awaited flight resumption, operated by a sold-out Airbus A320 took off last week from Singapore’s Changi Airport at 02:18 (SGT), making a smooth touchdown at Naha Airport just after 08:30 (JST).
The renewed Okinawa service marks another Jetstar Asia route revival for Japan, following the recent relaunch of services to Osaka.
Meeting Demand: 54,000 Low Fares Yearly
Jetstar Asia, operating three return services weekly, has committed to providing over 54,000 low fares annually between Singapore and Okinawa.
This strategic move not only caters to the escalating demand for travel but also contributes significantly to revitalizing the air route between these two sought-after destinations.
Jetstar Asia CEO, Barathan Pasupathi, expressed delight at reconnecting Singaporeans and Southeast Asian travelers with Okinawa.
In his words, “Our low fares will give more customers the opportunity to experience this incredible tropical paradise, from its pristine beaches and delicious food to its unique cultural experiences.”
The Allure of Okinawa
With Okinawa offering a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure, Mr. Barathan highlighted its appeal, stating,
“Japan remains high on the wish-list for many travelers, and we are committed to expanding our network, enhancing connectivity, supporting tourism, and helping our customers create incredible memories.”
A Warm Welcome: Okinawa Prefecture
Director Heat Ikehara of the Okinawa Prefectural Government Singapore Representative Office welcomed Jetstar back to Okinawa with open arms.
After a three-year suspension due to COVID, he expressed gratitude, saying, “Okinawa is the closest part of Japan to Singapore and offers a unique mix of various cultures as well as untouched nature.”
“I would like to thank Jetstar and JNTO from the bottom of my heart for making the re-launch of this route happen,” Mr. Ikehara continued.
He encouraged everyone to explore Okinawa for its unique ‘Japan-but-not-Japan’ experience, presenting a heavenly island on Earth.
Singapore and Okinawa Tourism
Takuya Shiraishi, Executive Director of the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Singapore Representative Office, expressed excitement at the resumption of flight connectivity.
He believes that this strong start will pave the way for more visitors from Singapore to discover the charms of Okinawa and the hidden gems of Japan.
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