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Jetstar celebrates 100 million passengers

AustraliaGlobal 31 October 2012

  • Jetstar  celebrates carrying 100 millionth passenger
  • Jetstar becomes one of the fastest growing airline brands in the world
  • Lucky person wins a year’s worth of travel

The Jetstar Group today celebrated carrying 100 million passengers since commencing operations in 2004.  

Jetstar Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka said this was an impressive milestone in the Group’s short history. 

“In 2004, we started flying with 14 aircraft along the east coast of Australia and now Jetstar airlines fly customers to almost 60 destinations across 16 countries with a fleet of nearly 100 aircraft,” Ms Hrdlicka said. 

“The Jetstar Group is one of the fastest growing airline brands in the world and we are passionate about connecting people and bringing the opportunity for great adventures to families, friends and loved ones. 

“More than 4 million customers have flown with Jetstar for under $50 since our inaugural flight and we will continue to offer consistently low fares so people can fly to more places more often.”

To celebrate, Ms Hrdlicka surprised a lucky family travelling to the Gold Coast with a year’s worth of travel. 

“This week we are holding celebrations in Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong to thank our team and recognise the millions of passengers who have helped us achieve this milestone,” Ms Hrdlicka continued. 

Jetstar is running Facebook competitions and giving away spot prizes of Jetstar flights worth over AUD$100,000 across the network.  

“In 2013, with continued growth across the Jetstar network, we look forward to offering Jetstar passengers more routes, more flights, more low fares and the world’s most exciting aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner,” Ms Hrdlicka said.   

Jetstar is celebrating this milestone with a sale across most of the Australian domestic network starting today until midnight Monday 5th November 2012.  

Sale fares will start from $39 (eg. Sydney to Gold Coast), carry-on baggage only.  Sale fares are for selected travel dates in 2013 and conditions apply.  For details and to book visit Jetstar.com.  

Note: Jetstar Airways plans to operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in 2013 subject to regulatory approval.

ABOUT JETSTAR GROUP 

The Jetstar Group is the Asia Pacific’s fastest growing group of airlines and is the largest low fares network. The Group is made up of Jetstar Airways in Australia and New Zealand, Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Pacific in Vietnam, Jetstar Japan in Japan and from 2013 (subject to regulatory approval) Jetstar Hong Kong. The Jetstar Group operates up to 3,000 flights a week to around 60 destinations and carried more than 20 million people in FY12.  

FUN FACTS

  • Jetstar Airways has sold over 4 million seats for under AUD$50 
  • Jetstar Group has flown over 1 billion kilometres 
  • In its eight and half years of flying, seat 7A is the most popular seat choice

For more information please contact Jetstar Corporate Communications

jetstarmedia@jetstar.com

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