Jetstar And Sakae Sushi Do A CEO Swap

In a bid to promote the new direct flight from Singapore to Osaka in Japan, Jetstar Asia CEO Bara Pasupathi is taking up a position in Sakae Sushi to gain work experience.

In return, CEO of Sakae Holdings, Douglas Foo will assist with passengers checking in at the Jetstar counter.

The new direct service will be operated by Jetstar's long haul fleet based in Singapore and will be its fourth long haul destination after Melbourne, Beijing and Auckland.

Pasupathi said the new direct service aims to provide Singaporeans low fare access to one of their favourite holiday destinations.

The new Jetstar service will also offer travellers access to the low fares domestic Jetstar Japan network from Osaka with flights to Tokyo, Sapporo, Fukuoka and Okinawa.

The new service will originate in Darwin and will be operated by an A321 aircraft with the Singapore to Osaka leg operated by an A330.

Jetstar Airways has three A330 aircrafts based in Singapore and in 2013, it will add the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to its fleet.

"Food is such an important part of both Singaporean and Japanese culture and by saving on the airfare, now Singaporeans can spend more on experiencing the amazing delicacies in Japan," Pasupathi said.

Earlier this year, China Eastern Airlines and Qantas Group partnered to launch the first Hong Kong-based discount airline covering short hauls routes in Asia.

Jetstar Hong Kong plans to take off in 2013, flying to the Greater China region as well as Japan, South Korea and South East Asia.

Jetstar is the budget airline under Qantas Airways.