Passengers on Jetstar Asia’s first flight from Osaka Kansai to Clark on 27 March were greeted by Jetta the red panda mascot in the check-in area. The LCC will operate between Clark and Kansai three times per week, using A320s on the 2,593-kilometre sector. There is no incumbent competition on this airport pair.
- Jetstar Asia began services between Clark (CRK) in the Philippines and Osaka Kansai (KIX) on 27 March. The LCC will operate the 2,593-kilometre airport pair three times per week with A320s and faces no direct competition on the route. “We know from experience that low fares stimulate demand and increase the number of people taking flights,” said Bara Pasupathi, CEO, Jetstar Asia. “As more and more Japanese businesses establish themselves in Clark, Jetstar is well positioned to support travel between the two countries. With the Philippine government’s ongoing infrastructure programme to convert and develop the New Clark City metropolis, this will present Jetstar, the opportunity to be a key aviation partner for change here.” Alexander Cauguiran, President and CEO of Clark Airport said: “Clark International Airport is now being aggressively pushed by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte as Asia’s next premier gateway. The new Jetstar Clark-Osaka flights will not only boost our operations, but validate Clark Airport’s marketability and viability as an international hub.”