Friday August 01, 2014

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]

Qantas adds to & restructures Jetstar A320neo backlog

Qantas adds to & restructures Jetstar A320neo backlog

The Qantas Group has signed an order for 21 more Airbus A320neos to take its A320neo Family backlog to 99, but has deferred other orders until after 2016 and to as late as 2022. The 21 aircraft order was placed in June and is on top of an order for 78... [Continue reading]

Take two for AirAsia Japan

Take two for AirAsia Japan

Pan-Asian low cost carrier AirAsia is making a second play at establishing its low-cost carrier franchise in Japan. In teaming with Japanese companies Octave Japan Infrastructure Fund, Rakuten, Noevir Holdings, and Alpen, AirAsia hopes to quickly re-establish... [Continue reading]

Jetstar launches Melbourne to Uluru flights

Jetstar launches Melbourne to Uluru flights

Jetstar commenced services between Melbourne and Ayers Rock Airport (Uluru) on June 29, with the inaugural flight JQ 664 departing Tullamarine with a full load. “We’ve seen a really positive response from travellers since we announced these flights... [Continue reading]

Jetstar suspends Brisbane-Hamilton Island flights

Jetstar suspends Brisbane-Hamilton Island flights

Jetstar has confirmed it is axing flights between Brisbane and Hamilton Island from October 20. “Unfortunately, the route (which is one of the shortest on our network) has dropped in performance during the past 12 months,” a Jetstar spokesperson... [Continue reading]

Qantas reduces low-season trans-Tasman services

Qantas reduces low-season trans-Tasman services

Qantas will cancel some daily services to Auckland from Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide as part of a revised schedule that will see a reduction of 16 Qantas mainline services on the route during the low season, with Jetstar picking up seven of them. Qantas... [Continue reading]

ACCC targets Jetstar & Virgin Australia for ‘drip pricing’

ACCC targets Jetstar & Virgin Australia for ‘drip pricing’

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against Jetstar and Virgin Australia, alleging that each airline has engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct and made false or misleading representations... [Continue reading]

Jetstar drops Perth-Lombok, Perth-Brisbane services

Jetstar drops Perth-Lombok, Perth-Brisbane services

Jetstar is suspending its Perth-Brisbane and Perth-Lombok services in response to weaker than expected demand on the two markets. The low-cost airline will suspend its six times weekly Perth-Brisbane JQ 980/JQ 981 services from July 1, while its four... [Continue reading]

Jetstar enters second decade

Jetstar enters second decade

From the Boeing 717 that took off as JQ371 from Newcastle bound for Melbourne 10 years ago, Jetstar’s distinctive bright orange star has become a fixture over Australian skies. Jetstar celebrated its 10th anniversary on Sunday with a party at its... [Continue reading]

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