Reports from Japan suggest that Jetstar may be about to enter into a joint venture with Japan Airlines to launch a new airline in Japan. Jetstar and Japan Airlines would each hold a 30% stake with the remaining 40% held by other Japanese companies.

Jetstar is already known in the Japanese market thanks to flights from Osaka and Tokyo Narita to Cairns and Coolangatta/Gold Coast and so the Jetstar name is expected to be used.