Jetstar to resume Singapore-Okinawa direct flights from November

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Singaporean travelers will once again be able to fly direct to Japan’s subtropical island of Okinawa from November this year, with three Jetstar flights per week.

After a three-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, Singapore-based Qantas Group’s low-cost airline Jetstar Asia has announced that it will fly to the subtropical island of Okinawa, a popular tourist destination in Japan. announced it will reopen.

The first flight on this route is scheduled to depart on 30 November 2023 and will operate from the airline’s new hub at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 4. These flights operate three times a week, allowing travelers to visit Singapore. You can explore the islands in a variety of travel durations, from as little as two days.

Okinawa is known for its subtropical climate, beaches and crystal clear waters. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Before the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Jetstar was the sole operator of flights from Singapore to Okinawa. The airline’s return undoubtedly reflects pent-up demand for travel to Japan, which has since fully reopened following the first border reopening in October-2022. In April 2023, mandatory vaccination and testing will be lifted.

The news comes amid Singapore Airlines’ announcement that it will significantly boost its Japan flight capacity this winter season from 62% pre-coronavirus current to 95% by March 2024. .

Singapore-Okinawa Schedule

Jetstar Airways will resume three weekly flights to Okinawa from November 30, 2023 according to the schedule below.

Singapore Okinawa
From November 30, 2023

day to day
M. T. W. T. F. S. S.
3K791
A320
sin
02:00
hill

08:10
3K792
A320
hill
09:10
sin

13:30

The overnight flight from Singapore to Okinawa takes 5 hours 10 minutes, and the return morning flight takes 5 hours 20 minutes. The flights will be operated by 180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft.

Jetstar will use 180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft on its Singapore-Okinawa route. (Photo: icosha)

This largely mirrors the company’s first Okinawa schedule for November 2017.

Jetstar has increased its Singapore-Okinawa flights to four times a week from November 2018 and five times a week from October 2019, but these additional flights will be added when the first route returns from November 2023. is not reproduced.

Jetstar’s last flight to and from Okinawa was March 22, 2020, after which the route was canceled due to the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Singapore-Okinawa flight is supported by the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) and the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO).

“Okinawa has always been a very popular destination and we know our customers can’t wait for this service to resume.

“This island boasts unparalleled beauty, with pristine white beaches, stunning coral reefs, excellent cuisine and a rich culture, and has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach break or an adventurous vacation. offer something

“Our incredibly low fares will allow Singaporeans to take advantage of all the island’s attractions and spend more time on vacation. Okinawa Prefectural Government and Japanese Government for their support of the new route Thank you to the tourist office.”

Bharasan Pasupathi, CEO of Jetstar Asia

The subtropical island south of Japan received 10.2 million domestic and international tourists in 2019, but the total number plummeted due to strict border controls during the COVID-19 pandemic. .

“We are confident that the resumption of direct flights will boost tourism and economic exchange between Singapore and Okinawa, which is the closest island to Japan.

“We also look forward to attracting more tourists beyond Singapore to Okinawa by leveraging Jetstar’s extensive connections through the Singapore, ASEAN and Oceania regions.”

Heat Ikehara, OPG

The newly relaunched flights now offer passengers a low-cost, one-stop option between Singapore and Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka, thanks to sister airline Jetstar Japan’s domestic network from Okinawa. A total of 48 weekly flights are operated on three domestic routes. root.

This will allow travelers to choose between two hubs, making it possible to include both city and beach destinations in a single trip to Japan.

Intercontinental Okinawa. (Photo: Intercontinental)

The one-way fare for the restored route is S$159 From today until July 16th, or S$154 For Club Jetstar members, valid for travel between 30 November 2023 and 21 May 2024.

This is true for the Singapore-Okinawa direction, but one-way fares from Okinawa to Singapore were also seen from the lowest prices. S$111 for Club Jetstar members, or S$116 For retail customers, based on travel in January 2024, round trips start at S$275.

Osaka is back

Jetstar today announced the resumption of flights from Singapore to Osaka via Manila, Philippines, which last operated in March 2020.

Prior to the pandemic, Jetstar Asia operated 22 weekly flights between Singapore and Osaka via Taipei, Manila and Clark, but initially only five weekly flights have resumed, as shown below.

Singapore Osaka
From November 24, 2023

day to day
M. T. W. T. F. S. S.
3K763
A320
sin
02:15
Minnesota

05:55
3K763
A320
Minnesota
06:55
Kansai International Airport

11:35
3K764
A320
Kansai International Airport
13:20
Minnesota

16:40
3K764
A320
Minnesota
17:40
sin

21:20

This service also uses Airbus A320 aircraft, every day From 30 December 2023, the airline will add to its existing 14 weekly Singapore-Manila-Singapore flights.

Jetstar Asia last served Osaka in March 2020. (Photo: Alec Wilson)

It is possible to fly from Singapore to Osaka with this one-stop service, but Jetstar “Fifth Freedom” Primarily catering for traffic between the Philippines and Japan, due to the transportation rights between Manila and Osaka, Lion City residents usually prefer one of the direct flights offered by Singapore Airlines and Scoot.



Singapore residents have gained a new direct holiday destination with Jetstar’s return to the subtropical holiday island of Okinawa, Japan, starting in November this year, launching three flights a week.

Jetstar will once again be the sole carrier on the route, with one-way fares starting at S$159 for a five-hour flight for travel between late November 2023 and mid-May 2024.

The airline also plans to resume its Singapore-Manila-Osaka route in late November this year, but this route will primarily serve the Philippines-Japan market as it includes a flight connection to and from Changi.

(Cover photo: PANUMAS PIX/Shutterstock)

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