TOKI
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Japanese New Airline "Star Flyer"

Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:39 pm

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/
 
centrair
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Japanese New Airline "Star Flyer"

Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:03 pm

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.
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Japanese New Airline "Star Flyer"

Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:09 pm

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.
 
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Japanese New Airline "Star Flyer"

Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:12 pm

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
 
centrair
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Japanese New Airline "Star Flyer"

Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:20 pm

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.
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Japanese New Airline "Star Flyer"

Sat Jan 21, 2006 6:08 pm

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.

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TOKI
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Japanese New Airline "Star Flyer"

Sat Jan 21, 2006 6:28 pm

Sorrry, not star Fryer.
Exactly STARFLYER.
 
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Japanese New Airline "Star Flyer"

Sat Jan 21, 2006 6:36 pm

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.
 
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Japanese New Airline "Star Flyer"

Sat Jan 21, 2006 7:04 pm

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

Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:33 am

Does the logo remind anyone else of SkyTeam?
 
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Japanese New Airline "Star Flyer"

Sun Jan 22, 2006 1:25 am

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.
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Japanese New Airline "Star Flyer"

Sun Jan 22, 2006 1:55 am

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

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Japanese New Airline "Star Flyer"

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Japanese New Airline "Star Flyer"

Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:10 am

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!
 
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RE: Japanese New Airline "Star Flyer"

Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:16 pm

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.
 
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RE: Japanese New Airline "Star Flyer"

Sun Jan 22, 2006 5:20 pm

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

Or fifth after Nagasaki, KIX, Nagoya-Chubu and Kobe?
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RE: Japanese New Airline "Star Flyer"

Sun Jan 22, 2006 6:52 pm

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]
 
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RE: Japanese New Airline "Star Flyer"

Sun Jan 22, 2006 8:56 pm

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.
 
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RE: Japanese New Airline "Star Flyer"

Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:16 am

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!
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