Friday October 31, 2014

Joyce points to early 2015 hearing for Jetstar Hong Kong

Joyce points to early 2015 hearing for Jetstar Hong Kong

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce says he expects the proposed Jetstar Hong Kong franchise will be granted a hearing by the local government in early 2015. Jetstar Hong Kong, which was launched in 2012, is yet to secure an operating licence and has been... [Continue reading]

American Airlines to codeshare on Jetstar Japan services

American Airlines to codeshare on Jetstar Japan services

American Airlines has expanded its Japanese network through a series of new codeshares with Jetstar Japan. The Dallas-based carrier will place its AA code on Jetstar Japan’s services from Tokyo Narita to Fukuoka, Matsuyama, Okinawa, Osaka and Sapporo from October... [Continue reading]

Rex and Qantas claim on-time honours for September

Rex and Qantas claim on-time honours for September

Despite a strong improvement in on-time performance from Virgin Australia, Qantas and Regional Express (Rex) have maintained their position as the nation’s most punctual airlines. Figures from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics... [Continue reading]

Jetstar’s new cabin baggage officers to start on Oct 13

Jetstar’s new cabin baggage officers to start on Oct 13

Jetstar has lowered the cost of checking in a bag at the airport as it prepares to introduce cabin baggage officers at the departure gate. The six-month trial at Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns and Gold Coast airports starts on Monday October 13,... [Continue reading]

Jetstar yet to secure hearing date for Hong Kong franchise

Jetstar yet to secure hearing date for Hong Kong franchise

Jetstar Hong Kong is continuing to work with the Hong Kong government on getting off the ground but it is unclear when a hearing will be held to determine if the proposed carrier will be granted an operating licence. The newest franchise in the Jetstar... [Continue reading]

Jetstar’s Hrdlicka forecasts long wait for demand to catch up with capacity

Jetstar’s Hrdlicka forecasts long wait for demand to catch up with capacity

Jetstar group chief executive Jayne Hrdlicka says it will take years for the market to catch up with recent capacity increases amid weak retail spending and sluggish consumer confidence. Hrdlicka says underlying demand is “not growing at the pace we... [Continue reading]

Air NZ and Jetstar in on-time stoush

Air NZ and Jetstar in on-time stoush

Air New Zealand has been prompted to release its on-time performance figures for July and August “in the interests of transparency” after competitor Jetstar noted the “puzzling” absence of any punctuality data from the airline over the... [Continue reading]

Domestic capacity, load factors fall in July

Domestic capacity, load factors fall in July

Australian domestic carriers experienced lower load factors in July despite cutting capacity in the local market. The Bureau of Infrastructure and Regional Economics (BITRE) said the number of passengers carried on regular public transport (RPT) domestic... [Continue reading]

Emirates expands Jetstar codeshare, adds frequent flyer earn

Emirates expands Jetstar codeshare, adds frequent flyer earn

Emirates says it will add its EK airline code on five more Jetstar-operated flights and give its frequent flyer members the opportunity to earn points on Jetstar services. The Dubai-based Emirates says the new codeshare flights cover Jetstar Asia or Valuair... [Continue reading]

Jetstar adds Honolulu as 10th Dreamliner destination

Jetstar adds Honolulu as 10th Dreamliner destination

Jetstar will be the second Boeing 787 operator to Honolulu when it deploys the Dreamliner to the tourist hotspot from February 2015. The Qantas-owned low-cost carrier will switch the aircraft used on its six times a week Sydney-Honolulu service from an... [Continue reading]

Jetstar to begin Gold Coast services to Wellington and Queenstown

Jetstar to begin Gold Coast services to Wellington and Queenstown

Low-cost carrier Jetstar will open two new international routes from the Gold Coast when it starts flights from the Queensland tourist hotspot to Wellington and Queenstown from December. The Qantas subsidiary says it will fly three times a week to both... [Continue reading]

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