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Jetstar Australia and New Zealand
ABOUT JETSTAR AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
Based in Melbourne, Jetstar Australia and New Zealand is part of the Jetstar Group, a network of low fares airlines that focuses on leisure markets.
About Jetstar in Australia
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.
Jetstar has flown over 52 million passengers domestically in Australia since it launched in 2004. In the full financial year ended June 2011, Jetstar carried almost 10 million Australian domestic customers.
In the first half of the 2012 financial year (July to December 2011) Jetstar’s Australian domestic operations carried 5.4 million people – a 10 percent increase on the corresponding period a year earlier.
Jetstar provides employment to around 3,000 people in Australia.
Fleet & Network (Australia)
Jetstar bases 53 aircraft in Australia to support its domestic and international operations, including:
- 38 Airbus A320-200 aircraft, seat-configured for up to 180 passengers in a single class.
- Six Airbus A321 aircraft, seat-configured for up to 214 passengers in a single class.
- Nine Airbus A330-200 aircraft configured into two cabins (Economy and Business) for up to 310 passengers.
Jetstar expects to be the first low fares airline in the world to take delivery of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in mid-2013.
Current domestic markets (18 in total) serviced with A320-200 /A321-200 aircraft are:
- Ballina Byron
- Gold Coast
- Hamilton Island
- Melbourne Avalon
- Melbourne Tullamarine
- Sunshine Coast
- Whitsunday Coast
Current international markets serviced with A320-200 aircraft directly to/from Australia are:
- Fiji (Nadi)
- Indonesia (Bali and Jakarta)
- New Zealand (Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown). Jetstar also operates New Zealand domestic flights to/from Dunedin and Wellington.
- Philippines (Manila)
Current international markets serviced with A330-200 aircraft directly to/from Australia are:
- Indonesia (Bali)
- Japan (Osaka and Tokyo)
- Thailand (Bangkok and Phuket)
- United States (Honolulu)
For all other destinations and routes including those to/from Jetstar’s Asia’s Singapore hub, refer to Jetstar’s interactive route map located on Jetstar.com.
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 started trans Tasman services in December 2005, domestic services in June 2009 and international long-haul services in March 2011.
Since then, Jetstar has flown over five million domestic and trans Tasman customers. In the financial year ended June 2011, Jetstar carried over 1.8 million domestic and trans Tasman customers.
In the first half of the 2012 financial year (July to December 2011) Jetstar’s New Zealand domestic operations carried 770,000 passengers – and increase of 32 per cent compared with the corresponding period a year earlier.
Jetstar provides employment to around 500 staff in New Zealand.
Fleet & Network (New Zealand)
Jetstar New Zealand bases eight A320-200 aircraft (seat-configured for up to 180 passengers in a single class) to support its domestic and trans Tasman operations.
Jetstar’s New Zealand domestic markets serviced by A320-200 aircraft are:
Jetstar’s trans Tasman markets serviced by A320-200 aircraft include:
- Gold Coast
Jetstar also operates a service between Auckland and Singapore with A330-200 aircraft configured into Economy and Business class for up to 310 passengers. This long-haul international flight connects with Jetstar Asia’s network based in Singapore.
Jetstar Australia and New Zealand is wholly owned by the Qantas Group.
Jetstar Australia and New Zealand CEO is David Hall who joined operations in August 2010. David has been with the Qantas Group for five years, after initially joining as Jetstar’s Chief Financial Officer.
Awards in Australia & NZ
Best Business Class White Wine in Cellars in the Sky Awards 2011
Best Low Cost Airline – Australia / Pacific 2011 (SkyTrax)
Best International Budget Airline 2011 (About.com Readers’ Choice Award)
Top 5 Carriers for Passenger Growth 2009 (Changi Airline Awards)
Best Low Cost Airline - Australia and New Zealand 2009 (SkyTrax)
Low Cost Carrier of the Year 2007 & 2008 (CAPA)
Best Low Cost Airline Asia Pacific (Budgie$) 2008
Best Low Cost Airline - Worldwide 2007 (SkyTrax)
Best Low Cost Airline - Australia/Pacific 2007 (SkyTrax)
Best Cabin Crew - Australia and New Zealand 2007 (SkyTrax)
Operational Excellence 2007 (Airline Business)
About the Jetstar Group
The Jetstar Group is Asia Pacific’s fastest growing and largest low fares network by revenue, with airlines in Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand and (subject to regulatory approval) Hong Kong. It operates up to 3,000 flights a week to almost 60 destinations, including 30 in Asia and nine in Greater China. With a fleet of around 90 aircraft, the Jetstar Group is on track to carry more than 20 million people in FY12. Jetstar achieved a record profit of AUD$147 million for half-year ending 31 December 2011, an increase of three per cent on the previous year’s first-half earnings.