StarFlyer Inc. is a Japanese airline headquartered on the grounds of Kitakyushu Airport. It is modeled after JetBlue Airways as a “low-cost, high-quality” carrier aimed at business and leisure travelers.
StarFlyer was founded as Kobe Airlines in 2002 and changed its name to StarFlyer in 2003. In 2005, StarFlyer announced a business agreement with All Nippon Airways, providing ANA support services for most StarFlyer aircraft and crews. The airline began operations in 2006.