Tuesday September 02, 2014

Jetstar to trial cabin baggage officers at select Australian airports

Jetstar to trial cabin baggage officers at select Australian airports

The so-called “Ryanair jacket” could soon make an appearance in Australia as Jetstar moves to ensure customers stay within their free carry-on baggage allowance. Jetstar says an upcoming six-month trial of “cabin baggage officers” at a... [Continue reading]

Qantas defers Dreamliner options to 2017

Qantas defers Dreamliner options to 2017

Qantas has pushed back the deadline for exercising the first of its 50 options and purchase rights for Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft for 12 months and confirmed it has delayed delivery of Airbus A320neos for Jetstar by four years. The airline group also... [Continue reading]

Qantas, Jetstar domestic “in all likelihood” only profitable Australian domestic airlines

Qantas, Jetstar domestic “in all likelihood” only profitable Australian domestic airlines

Qantas says its group domestic operations – Qantas Domestic (including QantasLink) and Jetstar – have posted an underlying EBIT of “just below” $50 million for the 2014 financial year, which CEO Alan Joyce says makes them “in... [Continue reading]

Jetstar takes seventh 787

Jetstar takes seventh 787

Jetstar has taken delivery of its seventh Boeing 787, with the arrival of VH-VKG in Cairns on Tuesday afternoon. Operating as JQ7992, the aircraft departed Paine Field at 10:26am on Monday, touching down in Cairns 13 hours and 47 minutes later at 5:13pm... [Continue reading]

Latest Jetstar 787 delivered to Cairns

Latest Jetstar 787 delivered to Cairns

The latest Boeing 787 for Jetstar has been delivered to Cairns. The Flightaware website shows 787-8 VH-VKH, operating as JQ7878, departing Boeing’s Paine Field, Everett facility on Thursday evening (August 14), arriving into Cairns at 5:48am on... [Continue reading]

Domestic carriers improve on-time efforts

Domestic carriers improve on-time efforts

Domestic flyers have been treated to improved punctuality in 2013/14, with all local airlines bar Tigerair Australia posting a lift in on-time performance, new figures show. In the 12 months to June 30 2014, 83.8 per cent of all flights left within 15... [Continue reading]

Domestic discount airfares lower than a year ago

Domestic discount airfares lower than a year ago

Australia’s domestic carriers’ recent pullback of capacity growth appears yet to have an impact on prices, with the cost of the cheapest economy tickets remaining below last year’s levels. The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and... [Continue reading]

Jetstar Japan to be bigger than Australia: Hrdlicka

Jetstar Japan to be bigger than Australia: Hrdlicka

Jetstar chief executive Jayne Hrdlicka says the low-cost carrier’s Japanese business will one day be larger than the group’s Australian operations as demand for travel in the Asia grows. Speaking at the CAPA Australia Pacific aviation summit... [Continue reading]

Jetstar boss takes flight for charity

Jetstar boss takes flight for charity

Jetstar’s Australian boss David Hall has swapped his suit and tie for an orange jacket as he took to the skies in the name of charity. Hall took on the role of flight attendant on a pair of Jetstar flights between Melbourne and Sydney on Friday,... [Continue reading]

Jetstar 787 debuts on Gold Coast – Tokyo

Jetstar 787 debuts on Gold Coast – Tokyo

Jetstar launched its first Boeing 787-8 service from the Gold Coast to Tokyo Narita on July 24. The service, which up until now had been operated by Airbus A330-200 equipment, is the latest route for the 787, five of which are now in service with Jetstar. “Jetstar... [Continue reading]

Qantas extends GE CF6 engine support agreement

Qantas extends GE CF6 engine support agreement

Qantas has extended its OnPoint support arrangement with GE Aviation for an additional seven years for its fleet of CF6-80E1 engines that power the airline’s Airbus A330-200 and A330-300s. The agreement is valued at US$340 million, and means GE will... [Continue reading]

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