Spring Airlines Japan launches operations from Tokyo Narita

What, no mascot?! Spring Airlines Japan launched operations on 1 August from Tokyo Narita airport with a major ribbon-cutting ceremony. Initially three domestic destinations will be served with a total of five daily rotations, requiring just two 737-800s.

  • Spring Airlines Japan, the new Japanese LCC in which China’s Spring Airlines has a significant share, launched operations from Tokyo Narita (NRT) on 1 August. Unlike its Chinese parent company which operates A320s, Spring Airlines Japan has opted for 737-800s to serve the Japanese market. The first three routes it started are to Hiroshima (HIJ), Saga (HSG) and Takamatsu (TAK). Apart from the direct competition from Tokyo Narita summarised in the table below, all three destinations are served with multiple daily flights from Tokyo Haneda. With only five rotations per day the current schedule requires only two aircraft, both of which return to Narita at 21:25. See how Tokyo Narita Airport’s fire truck water arch salute compares with others from around the world this week.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
1 August Tokyo Narita (NRT) Hiroshima (HIJ) B738 (7) All Nippon Airways (7), Ibex Airlines (7)
1 August Tokyo Narita (NRT) Saga (HSG) B738 (14)
1 August Tokyo Narita (NRT) Takamatsu (TAK) B738 (14) Jetstar Japan (21)
Source: anna.aero’s New Route Database. Innovata / Diio Mi for w/c 2014. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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