Jetstar Asia will be introducing thrice weekly non-stop flights between Singapore and Okinawa’s Naha Airport from 17 November 2017. Today, there are no direct flights between the two cities. You’ll have to fly via Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing or Shanghai with over 10 options. The 5 hours 10 minutes non-stop flights will be operated on Jetstar Asia’s 180-seat A320. Its sister airline Jetstar Japan operates nine services a week to Naha from Narita, Nagoya and Osaka.
3K791 will depart Singapore on Monday, Friday and Sunday at 2.20am and arrive at Okinawa the same day at 8.30am. The return flight, 3K792 will depart Okinawa on the same days at 9.30 am and arrive in Singapore at 1.40pm.
With the addition of flight to Okinawa, Jetstar Asia will operate up to 20 services weekly to Japan which includes Sapporo, Fukuoka, Osaka, Kumamoto, Nagoya (Chubu), Tokyo (Narita).
To mark the sale of the inaugural service, Jetstar Asia will offer one-way fares of S$66 from Singapore to Okinawa for two days only.
We checked out flights to Okinawa on 20 November returning on 1 December 2017, and managed to get a fare of S$480.23 with extra legroom seat on the red eye flight from Singapore to Okinawa, additional 5kg baggage on the return, and the Starter Plus bundle that comes with meal bundle and 20kg checked baggage which was 20% off, The fare came out to S$480.23.
We picked Cathay Pacific to do a price comparison for around the same period. The lowest roundtrip fare start from S$1,014.50.
And we also picked China Airlines which offer flights with a short connection in Taipei that does not exceed 2.5hours and a total flight time of under 8.5 hours. There are Economy Semi Flex V Class fares at S$896.30. China Airlines flights offer 30kg baggage allowance. But flights out of Singapore depart at 10.25 am and by the time you get to Okinawa, that would be 7.45pm. The return flight departs Okinawa at 11.55am and arrives in Singapore at 6.55 pm.