Singapore/ The Philippines: Jetstar Japan will restart daily direct flights between Manila and Tokyo on 16 December 2022 for the first time in nearly three years, with the airline ready to welcome thousands of visitors from Manila into Japan each week.

This is the first international destination Jetstar Japan will operate since international borders re-opened allowing two-way quarantine-free travel for fully vaccinated travellers.

From Singapore, travellers on Jetstar Asia (3K) will be able to fly to Narita via Manila on 3K765 and transfer to GK40 operated by Jetstar Japan.

Unvaccinated Filipino and Singapore residents and vaccinated visitors without booster doses must produce a negative COVID-19 PCR result within 72 hours of departure from Manila and Singapore*. Philippine residents will also need to apply for a visa to enter Japan.

Fares for the new Jetstar Japan route are on sale now with one-way economy starter fares from Manila to Narita starting from PHP14,019, and from Singapore to Narita via Manila from SGD858 in December 2022.

Jetstar Japan will operate return services on a 180-seat Airbus A320.

Jetstar Asia CEO Bara Pasupathi said the news that Japan’s border requirements will be eased from 11 October will go a long way to help restore consumer confidence.

“Travellers from the Philippines and Singapore will be pleased to learn that pre-departure COVID-19 testing for vaccinated travellers to Japan will be waived, and we expect this will have a positive impact on demand for air travel,” Mr Pasupathi said.

“There is a lot of pent-up demand for services in and out of Japan and we know customers are eager to snap up low fares to this popular destination.

“In one single booking, Singapore travellers will be able to book and connect to Narita (Tokyo) through the Jetstar Group of airlines.”

Jetstar’s Group Sales Agency HTT Travel in the Philippines have also welcomed the news of the resumption of low-fares services to Narita giving Filipino travel groups more exciting destination choices by the year-end.

“As a strategic sales partner for the Jetstar Group since 2005, HT&T Travel Philippines is excited with the resumption of Manila-Narita (Tokyo) services. Pre-pandemic, this route was the most popular among Filipino groups travellers with many travelling beyond on domestic Japan routes.” says newly appointed General Manager Mr Francis Loi.

Jetstar Japan is the second airline in the Jetstar Group to resume operations to Japan, following the relaunch of Jetstar Airways’ services from Cairns and Gold Coast to Narita (Tokyo) and Cairns to Osaka earlier this year.