Konnichiwa Osaka! Jetstar Revives its Sydney to Kansai Service

A Jetstar Dreamliner on the tarmac.
Photo Credit: Jetstar Airways.

Jetstar relaunched the only direct service between Sydney and Osaka (Kansai), marking a significant milestone for budget-conscious travelers.

This route marks the airline’s return to the popular destination after a 15-year hiatus, providing convenient and affordable access to Japan’s second-largest city.

Operating three return trips per week with its modern Boeing 787 Dreamliners, Jetstar will offer over 100,000 low-cost seats annually on the Sydney-Osaka route.

This relaunch aligns perfectly with Jetstar’s 20th anniversary, furthering their mission of making travel accessible through low fares.

Ohayo Gozaimasu Osaka!

“We’re thrilled to be adding another low-cost option for travel between Australia and Japan,” said Jetstar’s Customer Executive Manager, Jenn Armor.

“The increasing popularity of Japan, coupled with the strong Australian dollar against the Yen, makes this an incredibly affordable time to visit.”

This marks Jetstar’s third direct service to Japan from Australia in just six months, with Osaka being the second. The high demand for existing flights reflects the strong interest in exploring this vibrant city.

Famous for its exceptional food scene, Osaka offers a unique blend of experiences for Australian travelers.

From bustling night markets and enticing street food stalls to Michelin-starred restaurants, Osaka caters to all palates and budgets.

Jetstar & Qantas 787 Dreamliner at Sydney Airport
Bidgee, CC BY-SA 3.0 AU, via Wikimedia Commons

Osaka’s Rich Culture and History

Beyond the culinary delights, Osaka boasts a rich cultural heritage. Immerse yourself in the stunning Osaka Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Alternatively, explore the Dotombori district, famous for its vibrant nightlife and neon lights.

A convenient and affordable flight option is now available from the low-cost airline. Its a good time to discover the magic of Osaka.

Jetstar Celebrates One Year of Sydney-Seoul Flights
Photo Credit: Damien Aiello via Wikimedia Commons.

Improved On-Time Performance

Jetstar has recently demonstrated a significant improvement in its performance, with consistent reliability and low cancellation rates.

According to the latest government figures, over 76% of Jetstar’s 6600 flights to over 20 domestic destinations in February arrived on time. This represents a cancellation rate of only 2.6%. This achievement follows a similar trend of positive performance in January.

Jetstar’s on-time arrival rate surpasses its main domestic competitor’s February figures. By comparison, they achieved 71.5%, with a slightly lower cancellation rate of 2.8%.

Additionally, Jetstar’s internal data shows that over 84% of flights arrived within 30 minutes of schedule for the past two months. Furthermore, it saw 94% of flights arriving within an hour.

This remarkable turnaround reflects the carrier’s strategic investments, including acquiring 11 new Airbus A321neo LR aircraft, hiring over 1,000 new frontline staff, and optimizing check-in and boarding times.

Photo Credit: Jetstar
Photo Credit: Jetstar

About Jetstar Group

Established in 2004, Jetstar has flown over 350 million passengers across its extensive domestic and international network.

The Jetstar Group comprises Jetstar Airways (a subsidiary of Qantas Group) in Australia and New Zealand, Jetstar Asia in Singapore, and Jetstar Japan.

As a leading low-cost carrier, Jetstar is dedicated to providing everyday low fares, making travel more accessible for everyone.

Recognized for its excellent safety record and services, the airline was awarded Best Low-Cost Airline in Asia Pacific in 2021. It then took out the “2022 World’s Top 10 LCC” by Airline Ratings the following year.

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