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Japanese New Airline "Star Flyer"  
User currently offlineTOKI From Japan, joined Jul 2005, 14 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3114 times:

A new airline going into service by a regular service in a foothold in new Kitakyuushuu Airport, a star fryer (Kitakyuushuu-shi) of the March 16th opening of a port of the opening of a port day released an airline ticket between Kitakyusyu - Haneda newly.
From a sale start of half past 9 a.m., a reservation application rushes in a telephone and a receptionist window of Internet.
Company's first flight and the first flight top and bottom were sold out in release five minutes. A star fryer goes into service by 12 flights of coming and going including an early morning / middle of the night convenience between new Kitakyusyu - Haneda, but it navigates it by nine flights of coming and going from the opening of a port day to March 22, and the first departure service leaves Kitakyusyu newly in Haneda at 7:00 a.m. at 6:5 a.m.

http://homepage3.nifty.com/ssc-concorde/

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User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3061 times:

Is this a low cost carrier like Air Do?

I couldn't understand you post very well. Your link is to your personal website. News link please.



Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
User currently offlineCarpethead From Japan, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 2951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3055 times:

Most Japanese always mix-up 'r' & 'l' plus 'b' & 'v'

StarFlyer will fly three A320s configured for 144-seats. They are an LCC but not seating wise.


User currently offlineUSAJPNflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3049 times:

Some information on the new airline - it is said to be modeled after JetBlue in the USA:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StarFlyer

And links to the company itself:
http://www.starflyer.jp/ (Japanese)
http://www.starflyer.jp/english/ (English)

A quick look at the fare and timetable schedule - this webpage has quite a few technical difficulties as all the 'dummy text' titles will show, but it appears the fares on the Kitakyushu-Tokyo Haneda route range from 13,800-23,800 yen depending on how far in advance you purchase your ticket and what time you fly.
http://www.starflyer.jp/english/timetable/haneda.html


User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3029 times:

The Japanese site is pretty good.

I like their livery. Looks fancy. Sure would be nice if they and some of the other LCCs in Japan would server more than just Haneda.

It is neat that they will be based out of the new Kitakyushu Airport...the third off shore in Japan.



Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
User currently offlineAviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1486 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2973 times:

Not exactly your typical LCC . . . Star Flyer will serve Tully's coffee, organic fruit juice and premium quality local water with free beer being served after 1800hrs. All inflight service items such as cups, cutleries etc are designed in solid black . . . quite classy like the aircraft's livery.

Star Flyer intends to offer live TV in the near future.

Its A320s are configured with 144 seats at 36" pitch.

Beyond the initial 12 daily round trips between Kitakyushu and Haneda, Star Flyer hopes to extend internatinally to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Seoul-Incheon.

This information was announced by Star Flyer's Senior Executive Director Mr Yusushi Muto at the 3rd Local Cost Airline Symposium (18-19 Jan 2006) in Singapore.

KC Sim


User currently offlineTOKI From Japan, joined Jul 2005, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2948 times:

Sorrry, not star Fryer.
Exactly STARFLYER.


User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1916 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2932 times:

Quoting Carpethead (Reply 3):
StarFlyer will fly three A320s configured for 144-seats.

The first A320-214, JA01MC c/n 2620 leased from GECAS, was delivered on Dec. 12th, 2005. It is named "City of Kitakyushu".

Quoting TOKI (Reply 8):
Sorrry, not star Fryer.

No worries. We all understood.


User currently offlineCX777Fan From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 294 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2921 times:

It all looks very nice. I wish them the best of luck and hope they serve more than just kita-kyushu and HND.

User currently offlineSimairlinenet From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 911 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2798 times:

Does the logo remind anyone else of SkyTeam?

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26376 posts, RR: 76
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2757 times:

I think we should all call it StarFryer as a term of endearment now Big grin. Sounds like a good concept for an airline, almost a Japanese version of what Midwest was before they ran into financial troubles.


Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4253 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2731 times:

Quoting TOKI (Thread starter):
star fryer goes into service by 12 flights of coming and going including an early morning / middle of the night convenience between new Kitakyusyu - Haneda, but it navigates it by nine flights of coming and going from the opening of a port day to March 22, and the first departure service leaves Kitakyusyu newly in Haneda at 7:00 a.m. at 6:5 a.m.

Wow! That becomes a huge competition on the KKJ-HND route for JL (who is the only operator there for the moment with AB6,M87,M90 aircraft!
I guess that they will not be happy at all Big grin

Eric



"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2725 times:

Here is a promotional photo of the inside:

http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20...116-04194353-jijp-bus_all.view-001


User currently offlineTimboflier215 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2705 times:

i love that livery! did wonder when an airline would use black, instead of white, although i understand the air conditioning would be working extra hard! good luck to them!

User currently offlineCarpethead From Japan, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 2951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2531 times:

Quoting Centrair (Reply 4):
It is neat that they will be based out of the new Kitakyushu Airport...the third off shore in Japan.

Actually, fourth after Nagasaki, KIX, & Kobe.
Many people don't realize but Nagasaki airport was the world's first airport built on the sea. Similar to HKG, they blasted an existing island for the airport. Part of the original island still remains though opposite the main terminal.


User currently offlineUpperDeck79 From Finland, joined Feb 2005, 1139 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2467 times:

Quoting Carpethead (Reply 14):
Actually, fourth after Nagasaki, KIX, & Kobe.

Or fifth after Nagasaki, KIX, Nagoya-Chubu and Kobe?



AY and ANA rock!
User currently offlineSabenapilot From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 2714 posts, RR: 47
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2418 times:

Coming to think of it, how is the LCC market in Japan doing?

I mean, it is a huge market, but I can't name a single significant airline other than JAL or ANA, 2 airlines not really known for their low cost reputation...

I think it should be possible to have a successful LCC in Japan too, with a fleet of 30 or so medium sized planes, linking all big cities several times a day, don't you think? As the A320 is taking virtually all the new customers in this segment, it could also mean the beginning of the end of the Boeing alone-rule in Japan if there were such an established LCC in Japan.

Oh well, 3 planes is a start I guess. FR once stared of with a handful of old planes too....

[Edited 2006-01-22 11:02:41]

User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2365 times:

Really they have a nice color scheme !!! Congratulations.
They will have their prices between those of Skymark and those of JAL/ANA.
Not really a pure LCC.
I wish them all the best , and hope they will expand quickly.


User currently offlineUpperDeck79 From Finland, joined Feb 2005, 1139 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2231 times:

I saw one of the Starflyer A320s in HND last night when arriving from CTS. The aircraft looked sooooo beautiful!

I wish they would commence services already in Feb so I could fly them, March is too late for me, unfortunately...

Their advertisements look very good too, btw!



AY and ANA rock!
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