- Jetstar Airways
airline = Jetstar Airways
logo_size = 140
fleet_size = 37 [http://qantas.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/qantas.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=462&p_created=1146033999&p_sid=AvTJOCZi&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9MiwyJnBfcHJvZHM9JnBfY2F0cz03NyZwX3B2PSZwX2N2PTEuNzcmcF9wYWdlPTEmcF9zZWFyY2hfdGV4dD1mbGVldA**&p_li=&p_topview=1 Qantas FAQ] ] (+86 orders, 40 Options)
destinations = 30
IATA = JQ
ICAO = JST
callsign = JETSTAR
company_slogan = "It's All About Choice"
founded = 2004
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Bruce Buchanan (executive)( CEO)
Brisbane Airport Sydney Airport
Darwin International Airport, Gold Coast Airport
frequent_flyer = Qantas Frequent Flyer
lounge = Qantas Club
website = [http://www.jetstar.com www.jetstar.com]
Jetstar Airways is a low-cost airline based in
Melbourne, Australia. It is a subsidiary of Qantas, created in response to the threat posed by low-cost airline Virgin Blue. It operates an extensive domestic network and regional and some international services. Its main base is Melbourne Airport.cite news | title= Directory: World Airlines | work= Flight International| page= 98 | date= 2007-04-03] Jetstar also has stakes in sister companies Jetstar Asia/ Valuairin Singaporeand Jetstar Pacific Airlinesin Vietnam.
The airline was established by Qantas in 2003 as a low-cost domestic subsidiary. Qantas had previously acquired
Impulse Airlinesand relaunched the airline under the Jetstar brand. Domestic passenger services began on 25 May 2004, soon after the sale of tickets for her inaugural flight in February 2004. International services to Christchurch, New Zealand, commenced on 1 December 2005. Although owned by Qantas, its management operates largely independent of Qantasthrough the company formerly known as Impulse Airlines- an airline acquired by Qantas on 20 November 2001. Other International services started in 2005.
Despite its low-cost ethos, Jetstar currently offers a limited number of connecting services without through baggage checking - though this has changed since international flights commenced in November 2006 when baggage connectivity and connecting services were added as a service offering for domestic flights connecting with international flights only.
Reserved seating is currently provided on all routes and on
4 October 2006, Jetstar became the first Australian airline to allow customers to select their seat upon booking. [cite press release | publisher = Jetstar Airways | date = 19 June 2006| title = Jetstar to move to allocated seating | url=http://www.jetstar.com/pdf/news/20060619a.pdf]
The first flight of sister airline
Jetstar Asia Airwaystook off from its Singaporehub to Hong Kongon 13 December 2004. This marked Qantas' entry into the Asian low-cost market and signified its intention to battle key competitor Singapore Airlineson its home ground. Qantas has a 42.5% stake in Jetstar Asia's ownership. "(See Jetstar Asia Airways)"
December 1 2003, when Qantas Airways Ltd announced this new low-cost carrier there was a virtual airline named Jetstar International Airlines already in existence, complete with a web site. As part of their startup promotion, Qantas sold 100,000 airline tickets for $29, and the virtual airline's web site was swamped with would-be customers, job-seekers, and prospective vendors. The virtual airline sued Qantas, claiming Copyright Infringement, Trademark Infringement, Illegal Cybersquatting, Conversion and Lanham Act Unfair Competition in United States District Court. Qantas settled out of court for an undisclosed amount. [cite article | publisher = Fly Away Simulations | date = 22 April 2003| title = Jetstar Virtual Airline Sues Qantas Over Trademark Infringement | url=http://flyawaysimulation.com/article851.html]
December 1 2005, Jetstar commenced operations from 4 Australian cities Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbaneand the Gold Coast to Christchurchin New Zealand. On December 7 2005, it was announced that Jetstar would establish the world's first global low cost airlineflying initially to destinations within 10 hours of Australia but later to operate to Europeand the Americas. At the end of 2005, it was announced that Jetstar would fly to Perth, Western Australiafrom Melbourne's Avalon Airport.
In July 2006, Jetstar and Jetstar Asia were brought together under the Jetstar brand. [cite press release | publisher = Jetstar Airways | date =
26 July 2006| title = Jetstar move to single brand and distribution approach to support growth in Asia | url=http://www.jetstar.com/pdf/news/20060726d.pdf] Jetstar, Jetstar Asia Airways and Valuaircustomers now make all online bookings through Jetstar.com.
In July 2007, Qantas acquired a 18% stake in Vietnam's
Pacific Airways, to increase to 30% by 2010. The airline was relaunched on 23 May 2008as Jetstar Pacific.
August 1 2008Jetstar announced that it had signed an agreement with the Territory Government to make Darwin International Airport an international hub with plans of seven aircraft to be based in Darwin. Under the agreement Jetstar would be required to be base three aircraft at Darwin by June 2009 with a further four by June 2012 with the Territory Government provide AU$5 million to set up the hub and a further AU$3 million for promotion of the new routes. [cite news | publisher = Northern Territory News | date = 2008-08-02 | title = Jetstar wings in for Darwin hub | url=http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2008/08/02/4930_ntnews.html]
Jetstar Airways operate scheduled flights between 21
Australian destinations: [ [http://www.jetstar.com/au/index/travel-info/destinations.html Destinations ] ]
**flagcountry|New South Wales
Sydney( Sydney Airport) flights depart from Terminal 2
Darwin International Airport)
Brisbane( Brisbane Airport)
Cairns International Airport)
***Hervey Bay (
Hervey Bay Airport)
***Gold Coast (
Gold Coast Airport)
***Hamilton Island (
Hamilton Island Airport)
Sunshine Coast Airport)
Townsville International Airport)
Adelaide( Adelaide International Airport)
Hobart( Hobart International Airport)
Melbourne( Avalon Airport)
Melbourne( Melbourne Airport) ~Main Hub
Possible future routes
Currently, Jetstar is investigating a number of new routes which include:
Brisbane, Darwin and Melbourneto Kuala Lumpurcite web|title =Jetstar keen to add new routes |publisher = The Star |accessdate=2008-02-18|url=http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/2/18/business/20347165&sec=business ]
Melbourneto Romeand Athensutilising Boeing 787aircraft cite web|title =Jetstar to Drop Melbourne Flights to Hawaii|publisher=The Age|accessdate=2008-04-09|url=http://www.theage.com.au/news/business/jetstar-to-drop-melbourne-flights-to-hawaii/2007/08/07/1186252706500.html ]
As of February 2008, Jetstar's average fleet age is 2.7 years. [ [http://www.airfleets.net/ageflotte/Jetstar.htm Jetstar Airways Fleet Age] ]
The launch fleet of
Boeing 717s with 125 seats has been replaced with new Airbus A320s, fitted with 177 leather seats. This has since been augmented with the addition of Airbus A330s, operating on international services.
Marketing and sponsorship
From 2004-2006, the airline's former mascot, "Julie The Jetstar Girl" was played by actress
Magda Szubanskifact|date=May 2008.
sloganof Jetstar is "All day every day low fares". Two additional slogans have recently been used in its marketing campaigns; "Let's Fly Jetstar" (2004-2006) & "It's All About Choice / Fly Away" (July 1. 2006-future)
In 2007, Jetstar won the
low-cost carriersection of the Skytrax World Airline Awards. [ [http://www.worldairlineawards.com/Awards_2007/Lowcost.htm Jetstar wins Best Low-Cost Airline Award for 2007] ]
Jetstar Airways is the major sponsor of the
National Rugby Leagueteam, the Gold Coast Titans.fact|date=May 2008
Since commencing operation, the airline has encountered two in-flight incidents:
July 23 2007, Jetstar Flight 30 flying from Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi to Melbourne Airportwas forced to make an emergency landing at Bali/ Denpasar( DPS) after an in-flight diagnostic shut down engine 1. The Airbus A330-200 VH-EBE was only three weeks old, and Jetstar is investigating the cause of the issue with Airbus. [ [http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2007/07/23/1185042982638.html Jetstar passengers take a holiday - Travel - smh.com.au ] ]
September 25 2007, Jetstar Flight 1 flying from Melbourne Airportto Honolulu International Airportten passengers became ill. The passengers, 3 seated in Starclass and the remainder in Economy, became sick within 2 and 4 1/2 hours into the flight. One of the passengers was taken to hospital on arrival in Honoluluand the remainder held in quarantine. No link between the food service and the mystery illness has been established. [ [http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,22483269-2862,00.html Jetstar flyers hit by mystery bug | Herald Sun ] ]
December 13, 2007, Jetstar barred Willy Law, a wheelchair-bound man, from a flight from Hong Kongto Singapore. The airline explained that his inability to walk would cause problems if the plane landed in an airport without an air bridge. Jetstar did not provide a refund, but Law chose to repurchase tickets on a different airline, which accommodated his disability. [ [http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=4c07f6f44a4d6110VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD&ss=Hong+Kong&s=News Wheelchair traveller barred from flight] ]
:main|Going Places (Australian TV series)The
Nine Networkbegan airing the series "Going Places" from October 2007. The 8-part series depicts the everyday lives of selected staff members of Jetstar, Sydney and Melbourne airport staff. The show follows the dramas of the check-in staff, mid-flight staff, and the induction program for new international recruits.
They also give away two return tickets to the destination of their choice each week.
* [http://www.jetstar.com/ Jetstar Airways official website]
* [http://www.jetstarmagazine.com/ Jetstar magazine]
* [http://www.qantas.com/ Qantas Airways/ Qantas Group]
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