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The Jetstar Group is a network of value based carriers providing all day every day low fares across Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region.

We’d like to give you the chance to get to know us a little better by reading about our impressive fleet. You can also find out more about career opportunities within Jetstar, including our exciting Pilot Cadet Program.

Jetstar’s mission is to offer all day, every day low fares to enable more people to fly to more places, more often.

The Jetstar Group is a value based, low fares network of airlines operating in the leisure and value based markets. The Group consists of:

  • Jetstar Airways in Australia and New Zealand (wholly owned by the Qantas Group).
  • Jetstar Asia based in Singapore. The company is managed by Newstar Holdings, majority owned by Singapore company Westbrook Investments (51 per cent), with the Qantas Group holding the remaining 49 per cent.
  • Jetstar Pacific based in Vietnam (majority owned by Vietnam Airlines with the Qantas Group holding 30 per cent).
  • Jetstar Japan, a partnership between the Qantas Group Japan Airlines, Mitsubishi Corporation and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation.
  • Jetstar Hong Kong, a partnership between China Eastern Airlines and the Qantas Group (subject to regulatory approval).

The Jetstar Group is the largest low cost carrier in the Asia Pacific by revenue and has flown over 75 million passengers since it launched in 2004. In the past financial year ended June 2011, the Jetstar Group carried almost 20 million customers.
 
The Jetstar Group has grown from providing employment to around 400 people in 2004 to more than 7,000 across the Asia Pacific today.
 
The Jetstar Group is led by Chief Executive Officer, Jayne Hrdlicka. CEOs of the Jetstar network of airlines are: David Hall (Jetstar Australia and New Zealand), Barathan Pasupathi (Jetstar Asia), Miyuki Suzuki (Jetstar Japan) and Le Hong Ha (Jetstar Pacific).

About Jetstar in Australia

Jetstar’s headquarters are in Melbourne, Australia. Jetstar forms an integral part of the Qantas Group’s two-brand strategy, operating in the leisure and value-based market. 

Jetstar Airways Pty Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Qantas Group, with its Australian low fare operations first commencing in May 2004.

We are Australia’s low fares carrier, now operating across 17 Australian domestic destinations and 15 short and long haul overseas destinations.

Jetstar’s Australian and New Zealand based fleet comprises 59 aircraft (as at February 2011). This includes 44 Airbus A320s, 6 Airbus A321s and 9 Airbus A330-200s.

Qantas Group has ordered 14 Boeing 787 Dreamliners** for Jetstar, the first of which has already been delivered. These new generation aircraft include features such as larger windows, improved cabin pressure to reduce jetlag and fuel consumption up to 20 per cent lower than similar-sized aircraft.

We are currently the 3rd largest airline (by domestic market share) and a top 5 international airline by capacity share, serving international routes to and from Australia. We also support the Qantas Group in remaining the largest domestic and international airline group within Australia.

Other subsidiaries include Jetstar Airways Limited (New Zealand) and Express Ground Handling.

Jetstar’s Australia & New Zealand business is led by Chief Executive Officer David Hall.

About Jetstar in New Zealand

Jetstar first launched in New Zealand with trans Tasman services to Christchurch in December 2005. Jetstar now operates up to 47 weekly return services from Australia to Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown.

Domestic New Zealand operations were launched on the 10th of June 2009 and now represents more than 20 per cent of the market share, with up to 116 weekly return domestic flights between Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and Queenstown.

A fleet of 8 Airbus A320s based in New Zealand support Jetstar’s expanding New Zealand flying business.

In March 2011*, Jetstar became the first low fares airline to offer long haul services to New Zealand, when we launched daily services between Auckland-Singapore (*Flight operated by Jetstar Airways (JQ) for Jetstar Asia (3K).

About Jetstar / Valuair in Singapore

Jetstar Asia and Valuair are part of the Jetstar Group’s value based network which aims to provide all day every day low fares to South East Asia’s most popular leisure destinations.

Jetstar Asia’s inaugural flight took off to Hong Kong on the 13th of December 2004, one of the first three launch destinations from Singapore.

Jetstar Asia is a majority Singapore owned and based company. The company is managed by Newstar Holdings Pty Ltd, majority owned by Singapore company Westbrook Investments Pte Ltd (51 per cent), with the Qantas Group holding the remaining 49 per cent of shares.

The Jetstar Asia Chief Executive Officer is Mr Barathan (Bara) Pasupathi.

From Singapore, Jetstar and Valuair fly to 22 destinations including Bangkok, Phuket, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Macau, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Manila, Taipei, Osaka, Yangon, Bali, Jakarta, Medan, Surabaya, Perth, Guilin, Shantou and Haikou with a fleet of 12 A320 aircraft. In March 2011, Jetstar launched flights to Hangzhou, China.

About Jetstar Pacific in Vietnam

Jetstar Pacific is Vietnam’s first value based carrier. The carrier transformed from Pacific Airlines to Jetstar Pacific in May 2008. Jetstar Pacific is held 27 per cent by the Qantas Group, with the remainder held by Vietnamese investors including the State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) which is the largest shareholder.

Jetstar Pacific operates an existing seven aircraft fleet made up of five Boeing 737s and two Airbus A320s to seven destinations across Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Da Nang, Hue, Vinh, Hai Phong and Nha Trang.

About Jetstar in Japan

Jetstar Japan is a low fares airline that has been flying domestically within Japan from July 2012 to Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, Fukuoka and Okinawa.

Short-haul international flights are expected to start during 2013 subject to regulatory approval. The airline will initially have a fleet of three new Airbus A320s configured for 180 passengers, growing to 24 aircraft within three years.

Jetstar Japan is led by Chief Executive Officer, Miyuki Suzuki.

About Jetstar in Hong Kong

Jetstar Hong Kong will be a low fares carrier based in and operated from Hong Kong*.

Jetstar is a venture between Jetstar International Group Holdings Limited (parent company is Qantas Airways Limited), Eastern Air Overseas (Hong Kong) Corporation Limited (parent company is China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited) and Go Harvest Investments Limited (parent company is Shun Tak Holdings Ltd).

Subject to regulatory approval, Jetstar Hong Kong plans to fly short haul services to Greater China, Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia. It will operate a fleet of A320 aircraft configured for 180 passengers and is expected to grow to 18 aircraft by 2015.

* subject to regulatory approval

** Some Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights are subject to government and regulatory approval. For more information, please click here.

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