Tour prices halved by low-cost carriers
News On Japan via Japan Times -- Jul 03
With low-cost air carriers on the rise, travel agencies have begun using them to offer cut-price package tours.
In early June, JTB Corp., the nation's top travel agency, began marketing package tours based on flights handled by Japan Airlines-affiliate Jetstar Japan, which will start operations Tuesday.
Prices start from ¥24,500 for a three-day tour to Okinawa Prefecture using flights between Narita and Naha airports.
Two-day trips to Sapporo, via Narita and New Chitose airports, start from ¥16,300.
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