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 started Australian domestic operations in May 2004 and international long haul flying in November 2006.
Jetstar is currently the third largest domestic Australian airline (by market share) and fifth largest international airline (by capacity share) serving international routes to-and-from Australia.
We are Australia’s low fares carrier, operating around 800 domestic return services per week to 17 Australian destinations and around 170 weekly return services to overseas destinations.
Jetstar’s Australian and New Zealand based fleet comprises around 60 aircraft.
Jetstar Airways Pty Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Qantas Group.
Jetstar’s Australia & New Zealand business is led by Chief Executive Officer, David Hall.
About Jetstar in New Zealand
Jetstar operates both international and domestic services in New Zealand and is the country’s second-largest airline, representing around 20 per cent of the domestic market share.
Jetstar first launched in New Zealand with trans Tasman services to Christchurch in December 2005 and now operates around 50 weekly return services from Australia to Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown.
Domestic New Zealand operations were launched on 10 June 2009 and now offer around 120 weekly return flights between Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Queenstown and Dunedin.
A fleet of eight Airbus A320s based in New Zealand support Jetstar’s New Zealand flying business.
In March 2011*, Jetstar became the first low fares airline to offer long haul services to New Zealand, when daily services between Auckland-Singapore were launched (*Flight operated by Jetstar Airways for Jetstar Asia).
About Jetstar Asia / Valuair in Singapore
Based in Singapore, Jetstar Asia first took to the skies in December 2004. In 2005, Singapore carrier Valuair became the sister airline of Jetstar Asia, focusing on destinations within Indonesia.
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 and Valuair currently operate around 200 weekly return flights to 26 destinations across 13 countries and territories in the Asia Pacific region with a fleet of 15 A320s.
Jetstar Asia is majority owned by Singaporean company Westbrook Investments (51 per cent). The Qantas Group owns 49 per cent.
Jetstar Asia is led by Chief Executive Officer, Barathan (Bara) Pasupathi.
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 majority owned by Vietnam Airlines (approximately 70 per cent) with the Qantas Group holding 30 per cent.
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.
Jetstar Pacific is led by Chief Executive Officer, Le Hong Ha.
About Jetstar Japan
Jetstar Japan is a low fares airline that has been flying domestically within Japan since 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 has a fleet of three new Airbus A320s configured for 180 passengers, which will grow to 24 aircraft within three years.
Jetstar Japan is led by Chief Executive Officer, Miyuki Suzuki.
About Jetstar Hong Kong
From 2013, Jetstar Hong Kong will be a low fares carrier based in and operated from Hong Kong. It is a partnership between the Qantas Group (parent company of Jetstar) and China Eastern Airlines.
Subject to regulatory approval, Jetstar Hong Kong plans to fly short haul services to destinations in Greater China, Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia. It will initially operate a fleet of three new Airbus A320-200 aircraft, configured for 180 passengers. It is expected to grow to 18 aircraft by the end of 2015.