Airbus has now delivered 100 commercial aircraft to Japanese carriers, with the delivery on March 15 of Jetstar Japan’s 10th Airbus A320.

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JAL will codeshare with Jetstar Japan on the latter carrier’s domestic flights connecting to and from JAL’s international services at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, Osaka Kansai International Airport and Nagoya’s Chubu Centrair International Airport.

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Low-cost carrier Jetstar Japan has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320 equipped with Sharklet fuel-saving wingtip devices, becoming the first Japanese carrier to operate an Airbus aircraft with Sharklets.

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The Japanese carrier will start commercial services in July operating from Tokyo’s Narita International Airport to Kansai, Fukuoka, Sapporo, and Okinawa with an initial fleet of three Airbus A320s. This fleet will grow to 24 aircraft within three years, according to Airbus.

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The deal should push the total orderbook for the Airbus A320 family over the 8,000-aircraft mark, as Airbus already held firm orders for well over 7,900 A320-family jets.

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