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 and is an integral part of the Qantas Group’s future two-brand growth strategy and operates in the premium/leisure market and the value based markets.
Jetstar Airways Pty Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Qantas Group, with its Australian low fare operations first commencing in May 2004.
Jetstar is Australia’s low fares carrier and fare leader now operating to 19 Australian domestic destinations and an existing 11 short and long haul overseas destinations.
Initially operating domestic services to 14 destinations along the Australian east coast, Jetstar has since grown to be almost four times its size and within the next five years, it is expected to be ten times its current size.
Jetstar Australia’s existing fleet comprises 44 aircraft (at 30 June 2009). This includes 33 Airbus A320s (177 seat configured), 5 Airbus A321s (up to 214 seats) and 6 Airbus A330-200s (303 seats in two classes).
It is currently the 3rd largest (by domestic market share) and 5th largest international airline by capacity share serving international routes to and from Australia and supports the Qantas Group remaining as the largest domestic and international airline group within Australia.
Other subsidiaries include Jetstar Airways Limited (New Zealand) and Express Ground Handling.
About Jetstar in New Zealand
Jetstar Airways Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jetstar.
Jetstar Airways operates an existing 84 weekly return domestic services between Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and Queenstown. Domestic services commenced on 10 June 2009.
An existing fleet of 6 Airbus A320s support Jetstar’s expanding New Zealand flying business.
Jetstar commenced trans Tasman services in December 2005 and operates an existing 42 weekly return services from New Zealand. This includes from Christchurch to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast and from Auckland to Sydney and the Gold Coast.
All services are conducted through Jetstar’s Australian Air Operator Certificate (AOC).
Bruce Buchanan also oversees Jetstar’s New Zealand flying operations.
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 launched fares on 15 November 2004 with the inaugural flight taking off on 13 December 2004 to Hong Kong, one of the first three launch destinations from Singapore. The creation of the airline came six months after Jetstar first commenced its domestic operation in Australia.
Unlike Jetstar in Australia, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Qantas Group, Jetstar Asia is 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 existing CEO is Mr Barathan (Bara) Pasupathi. Mr Choo Teck Wong (Mr Dennis Choo), owner of Westbrook is Chairman of Newstar.
From Singapore, Jetstar and Valuair fly to 17 destinations in ten countries including Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Macau, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Penang, Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Manila, Taipei, Yangon, Bali, Jakarta, Medan and Surabaya with a fleet of seven A320 aircraft.
About Jetstar Pacific in Vietnam
Jetstar Pacific is Vietnam’s first value based carrier. The carrier transitioned from Pacific Airlines to Jetstar Pacific in May 2008. Jetstar Pacific is held 30 per cent by the Qantas Group and the remainder held by Vietnamese investors including national carrier Vietnam Airlines as the largest shareholder with 66.93%, Saigon Tourist Holding Company.
Jetstar Pacific operates an existing five aircraft A320 fleet to seven destinations across Vietnam
The commencement of operations as Jetstar Pacific followed an initial 18 per cent investment in the airline by the Qantas Group in 2007 and the establishment of a Business Services Agreement and Branding Agreement between Pacific Airlines and Jetstar Airways.
The Qantas Group has increased its investment to a maximum 30 per cent.
Jetstar Pacific’s existing Vietnamese domestic network includes Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Da Nang, Buon Ma Thuot, 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
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 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 2015.