Jetstar Airways facts for kids
|Frequent-flyer program||Qantas Frequent Flyer|
|Company slogan||Australia's No. 1 Low Fares Airline
Low Fares, Good Times (Fly Away)
All day every day low fares
|Parent company||Qantas (100%)|
|Headquarters||Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Key people||Gareth Evans (Group CEO)|
|Revenue|| A$3.636 billion
|Operating income|| A$452 million
Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd, trading as Jetstar, is an Australian low-cost airline (self-described as "value based") headquartered in Melbourne. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qantas, created in response to the threat posed by low-cost airline Virgin Blue. Jetstar is part of Qantas' two brand strategy of having Qantas Airways for the premium full-service market and Jetstar for the low-cost market. Jetstar carries 8.5% of all passengers travelling in and out of Australia.
The airline operates an extensive domestic network as well as regional and international services from its main base at Melbourne Airport, using a mixed fleet of the Airbus A320 family and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Like its Qantas parent, Jetstar competes with Virgin Australia and its fully owned low-cost subsidiary Tigerair Australia.
- Jetstar Asia (Singapore)
- Jetstar Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
- Jetstar Japan (Japan)
- Jetstar Pacific Airlines (in Vietnam)
In 2003 Qantas bought the bankrupt Impulse Airlines, and established Jetstar as a low-cost domestic subsidiary. In February 2004 Jetstar Airways start selling tickets to passengers for flights. On 1 December, 2005 she started flying to 1st international airport in Christchurch, New Zealand.
On all domestic routes Jetstar has a buy on board single class service offering food and drinks for purchase.
On all Boeing 787 international routes, Jetstar offers a two-class service.
- Business Class
Jetstar offers Business Class on its B787-8 aircraft. The Business Class cabin is fitted with 21 leather premium class seats in a 2-3-2 configuration, similar to Qantas domestic Business Class or Qantas international premium economy class. The service is inclusive of all meals and beverages, in-flight entertainment, and includes an increased baggage allowance of 30 kg. Business Max fares also include Qantas Club lounge access where available, and earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points.
- Economy Class
Jetstar offers either pre-purchased meals on wheels or buy on board service with food and beverages.
The airline has an inflight magazine. In November 2011 Jetstar became the first airline to offer passengers iPads for use as in-flight entertainment devices. The units, which are pre-loaded with movies, games and magazines, are provided on flights over two hours duration and are available for a fee in Economy Class but are complimentary in the international Business Class cabin, although some aircraft have seat back entertainment screens. The options available are changed on a bi-monthly basis depending on customer feedback forms which are collected by head office through a random selection process.
Jetstar's Boeing 787 aircraft are fitted with 10-inch seat-back on-demand entertainment screens in business class and 9-inch screens in economy class.
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Jetstar Airbus A330-200 about to land at Sydney
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