Wednesday October 22, 2014

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]

Virgin, Qantas cut seats in July, while Tiger, Jetstar continue capacity expansion

Virgin, Qantas cut seats in July, while Tiger, Jetstar continue capacity expansion

While domestic capacity discipline seems to be the order of the day at Qantas and Virgin Australia, it is a different story for the nation’s two low-cost carriers Tigerair and Jetstar. Qantas’s latest traffic statistics indicate the Flying Kangaroo... [Continue reading]

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]

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