TOKI From Japan, joined Jul 2005, 14 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3257 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.
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
Aviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1489 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3116 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.
Airbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4277 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2874 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
"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
Carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2979 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2674 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.
Sabenapilot From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 2728 posts, RR: 46
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2561 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....
FCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2508 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.