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Frequent flyer alliance oneworld’s new fare for Japan travel

oneworld has added a third alliance fare for travel around Japan – this time focusing on the Kyushu region, and offering savings on usual prices.


Kyushu, which means “Nine Provinces”, is the country’s third largest island and the most southwesterly of its main islands.  As an early centre of Japanese civilization, it offers many historic treasures, natural beauty with famous hot springs, and modern cities, like Fukuoka and Nagasaki. Besides Fukuoka and Nagasaki, oneworld serves five other airports on the island – Kagoshima, Kitakyushu, Kumamoto, Miyazaki and Oita.


The oneworld ‘Visit Japan Kyushu’ pass is supposed to provide visitors to the country with an “easy, flexible and attractively priced way to explore this region.” When bought in conjunction with an international return flight to Japan on any oneworld member airline, it offers up to five flights between Tokyo Haneda or Narita or Osaka Itami and any of these seven airports in the Kyushu region, with each sector charged at a JPY 5,400 (approximately US$52).  This is half the price charged for these sectors through oneworld’s established Visit Japan fare, which offers flights throughout the country.


This Visit Japan Kyushu fare is available for a limited period only – for travel until 29 October 2016 – to stimulate travel to the region following the region’s recovery from the earthquake that it suffered earlier this year. Tickets can be bought from any oneworld member airline or most travel agents. For full details of the new oneworld Visit Japan Kyushu pass, see oneworld com  To find out more about Kyushu, see welcomekyushu.com


oneworld also offers two other Visit Passes for travel around Japan, in conjunction with international travel to the country on any oneworld member airline:

  • oneworld Visit Japan, which offers travel across the near 40 destinations throughout the country served by oneworld member Japan Airlines and its affiliate Japan Transocean Air. 
  • oneworld Visit Japan Tohoku, which offers travel for exploring the country’s Tohoku region. 


Only the following sectors can be included in your Visit Japan KYUSHU itinerary:

Fukuoka (FUK)

via Tokyo (HND/NRT) / Osaka (ITM)

Kumamoto (KTM)

via Tokyo (HND) / Osaka (ITM)

Kagoshima (KOJ)

via Tokyo (HND) / Osaka (ITM)

Oita (OIT)

via Tokyo (HND) / Osaka (ITM)

Nagasaki (NGS)

via Tokyo (HND) / Osaka (ITM)

Miyazaki (KMI)

via Tokyo (HND) / Osaka (ITM)

Kitakyūshū (KKJ)

via Tokyo (HND


Oneworld member airlines are:



In addition each member also a list of affiliate airlines that can be included on any oneworld itinerary. 

airberlin 1


American Airlines

American Eagle® 2

British Airways

BA Cityflyer, British Airways (BA) Limited, Comair OpenSkies and SUN-AIR of Scandinavia 3

Cathay Pacific



Nordic Regional Airlines 4


Iberia Regional Air Nostrum, Iberia Express

Japan Airlines

J-AIR and Japan Transocean Air


LATAM Airlines Argentina, LATAM Airlines Colombia, LATAM Airlines Ecuador, LATAM Airlines Express, LATAM Airlines Peru (Note: LATAM Airlines Paraguay is due to join oneworld later.)

Malaysia Airlines

No affiliates


QantasLink and Jetconnect

Qatar Airways

No affiliates

Royal Jordanian

No affiliates

S7 Airlines

Globus, LLC

SriLankan Airlines

No affiliates


1  airberlin flights may be operated by TUIfly, LGW Walter or Belair using the airberlin name, livery and flight code.

2  American Eagle includes flights operated by Air Wisconsin, Compass Airlines, Envoy Air, ExpressJet, Mesa Airlines, Piedmont Airlines, PSA Airlines, Republic Airlines, SkyWest Airlines and Trans States Airlines. 

3.  Independently operated franchise carriers using the British Airways name, livery and flight code.

4.  Only on routes operated by Nordic Regional Airlines on behalf of Finnair.

5.  QantasLink uses the services of Airlink, Eastern Australia Airlines, National Jet Systems and Sunstate Airlines.