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Jetstar Airways unveils a logo jet promoting Northern Tasmania

Jetstar Airways has made this announcement:

Launceston Airport has led the way in a campaign that promotes Northern Tasmania to thousands of domestic travelers each day by commissioning spectacular new Jetstar Airbus A320 aircraft (VH-VQK) livery.

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The livery, which features Northern Tasmania’s top tourism attractions such as Cradle Mountain, Wineglass Bay, Cataract Gorge and the Bay of Fires, was unveiled today on JQ737 flying between Melbourne and Launceston airports.

Scenic images on the aircraft exterior have also been replicated throughout the plane, on tray tables and overhead cabin storage. A bespoke 32-page Northern Tasmania travel guide has also been developed for in-flight reading, full of local recommendations and tips.

To celebrate the livery reveal, passengers flying on the plane’s first trip to Launceston were treated to local produce and gifts on arrival at the airport.

Launceston Airport General Manager Paul Hodgen said the aircraft created an unrivalled opportunity to promote key local tourism attractions.

“I’m thrilled to showcase Launceston and the region in such a grand way, highlighting the many natural attractions that are in close proximity to Launceston Airport,” said Mr Hodgen.

“The campaign is part of our strategy to encourage domestic travellers to fly into Launceston as the tourism gateway to Tasmania, before they continue on to explore the rest of the state, putting Launceston Airport firmly “on the map”.

“Whether you’re a foodie, thrill-seeker or interested in the arts, our city and region appeals to a wide range of markets and we are so pleased to be able to spread the word about Launceston across the Jetstar Australia network.”

Nigel Fanning, Jetstar Head of Product said the airline is excited to work with Launceston Airport and Tourism Northern Tasmania to promote the city and the state with this great livery.

“We’ve been flying to Launceston for almost 15 years. Last year, we carried around 800,000 customers to and from Tasmania with around two thirds of those fares sold for under $100”

Jetstar operates more flights to Tasmania than any other airline, with close to 50 direct return-services from Launceston to Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney a week.

The Launceston-themed Jetstar Airbus A320 will be operating until the end of July.

Emirates and Jetstar Airways to expand their codeshare agreement

Emirates (Dubai) and Jetstar Airways (Melbourne) have announced the expansion of their codeshare and frequent flyer relationship, to 30 routes across the Asia Pacific region providing more choice to Emirates customers.

From October 26, 2014*, Emirates will grow its codeshare on Jetstar to include Jetstar Airways services between Melbourne and Ayers Rock (Uluru), Christchurch to Wellington in New Zealand and three new destinations in south-east Asia from Jetstar Asia’s hub in Singapore.
The new codeshare services from Singapore will connect Emirates passengers to Penang in Malaysia, Yangon in Myanmar and Medan in Indonesia.

The additional destinations complement the current 25 routes announced in February this year.

Effective immediately, Skywards members can now also earn Skywards Miles when they book economy Starter Plus, economy Starter Max or Business Max fares on international routes with Jetstar Airways, Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Japan and Valuair, as well as domestic routes within Australia and New Zealand if they connect to an international flight.

All Emirates’ passengers on Jetstar flights will receive boarding passes on check-in at their first international departure point for connecting international service.

*subject to government approval

Top Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. Emirates Boeing 777-31H A6-EMM (msn 29062) arrives in London (Heathrow).

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Bottom Copyright Photo: John Adlard/AirlinersGallery.com. Jetstar Airways’ seventh Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, the pictured VH-VKH (msn 36233) was delivered on August 14, 2014.

Jetstar Airways announces new Brisbane-Honolulu flights starting on December 15

Jetstar Airways (Australia) (Melbourne) has announced new nonstop service between Brisbane and Honolulu starting on December 15, 2014.

The route will be operated by Airbus A330 aircraft up to three times a week during the peak season with two weekly services in the off peak.

The new Honolulu route will be the second wide body service from Brisbane following the start of nonstop services to Bali later this month to be operated by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Flights will depart from Brisbane on Tuesdays and Fridays with services operating from Honolulu on Mondays and Thursdays.

The third service for peak season will operate on a Sunday. The route will eventually be operated by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner as Jetstar continues to take delivery of more aircraft.

Copyright Photo: John Adlard/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A330-202 VH-EBA (msn 508) taxies at Sydney.

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Jetstar Airways takes delivery of its first Boeing 787

Jetstar Airways (Melbourne) and Boeing (Chicago) celebrated the delivery of the carrier’s first 787 today, which is also the first 787 for Australia.

Jetstar’s 787 Dreamliner departed Monday morning from Boeing’s Everett, Washington delivery center en route to Melbourne, Australia where the plane will be greeted by airline employees and special guests.

Jetstar, the QANTAS Group’s low-cost brand, plans to introduce the 787 first on domestic routes and then its international network. The airline has a total of 14 787 on order and expects to fly an all-787 long-haul fleet by 2015.

Copyright Photo: Nick Dean/AirlinersGallery.com. The pictured 787-8 VH-VKA (msn 36227) at Paine Field near Everett is the first 787 for Jetstar.

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