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Eastern Australia Airlines to start Jetstar services in New Zealand on December 1, routes announced

Jetstar Airways (Melbourne) has unveiled its new regional network in New Zealand, launching low fares on five routes between Nelson, Napier, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Auckland and Wellington.

Nelson-Auckland and Napier-Auckland flights will take off on December 1, in time for the busy tourism season in both popular holiday destinations.

New Plymouth-Auckland, Palmerston North-Auckland and Nelson-Wellington flights will follow early next year, with services scheduled to begin on February 1, 2016.

 

Jetstar first announced plans for a regional network in June and has been considering proposals from locations across the country for its initial expansion.

 

 

Jetstar’s regional network will add more than 670,000 new seats a year to the domestic market, a significant increase on the airline’s current domestic jet seat capacity of over 2.6 million seats annually.

First flights each day will take off from regional ports, with crew and aircraft positioned overnight in each of the new destinations. Recruiting has commenced for the 100 new jobs the regional expansion will create, with positions available for pilots, cabin crew, and ground crew.

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The Jetstar-branded regional services, which will be marketed and managed by Jetstar, will be operated by QantasLink. Under this arrangement, Qantas-owned Eastern Australia Airlines (Sydney), which has operated Bombardier Q300 aircraft in Australia for QantasLink for over 15 years, will manage the aircraft operations.

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Jetstar launched trans-Tasman flights in 2005 and established domestic operations in New Zealand in June 2009. The low cost carrier’s fleet of nine Airbus A320 aircraft operate up to up to 250 domestic and 100 international flights a week. Jetstar has over 400 team members in New Zealand.

Copyright Photo: Rob Finlayson/AirlinersGallery.com. Jetstar-branded, operated by Eastern Australia Airlines, Bombardier DHC-8-315 (Q300) VH-TQM (msn 604) at Brisbane was the first of five Q300s to be repainted.

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Jetstar Asia Airways celebrates its new partnership with Asia’s Got Talent with a new logojet

Jetstar.com (Singapore) A320-200 9V-JSA (15-Asia's Got Talent)(Tail)(Jetstar)(LRW)

Jetstar Asia Airways (Singapore) has released this statement and photo about its business relationship with the TV show Asia’s Got Talent. As a result the airline is introducing this new promotional scheme on its Airbus A320-232 9V-JSA (msn 2316):

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Jetstar is pleased to announce sponsorship of the very first season of the wildly popular talent competition — Asia’s Got Talent.

The first pan-regional format of the talent search program will see some of the region’s most aspiring artistes gather in Singapore to fight for the coveted winning title.

Jetstar’s network of 22 destinations across 13 countries in Asia Pacific will enable the region’s top talents to fly further to fulfill their dreams and aspirations.

To support these artistes in their pursuit of being Asia’s top talent, Jetstar will provide complimentary return airfares to those who are shortlisted from across Asia for the judges’ auditions up until the grand finale, which will be held in Singapore.

Each contestant may also invite a companion to support them in reaching for the stars.

Jetstar.com (Singapore) A320-200 9V-JSA (15-Asia's Got Talent)(Tail-1)(Jetstar)(LRW)

To celebrate the season premiere of Asia’s Got Talent, a Jetstar A320 will now sport a brand new look (above).

The livery is a first in Got Talent history.

The aircraft will take to the skies from February and will fly around the region to destinations in the Jetstar network for the next six months.

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Jetstar Airways to start Boeing 787 service to Honolulu from Sydney on February 19

Jetstar Airways (Melbourne) has announced it will start Boeing 787 service to Honolulu, Hawaii starting on February 19, 2015. The 787 will replace Airbus A330-200 aircraft currently assigned to the route.

In other news, Jetstar announced it will start flying three times a week between Gold Coast and Queenstown from December 13, 2014 and three times a week between Gold Coast and Wellington from December 12, 2014 (subject to government and regulatory approval).

Flights on both new Tasman routes will be operated by 180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft in a single class. Gold Coast-Wellington services are offered on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and Gold Coast-Queenstown flights on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

Copyright Photo: Rob Finlayson/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner VH-VKA (msn 36227) is pictured in action at Sydney.

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Jetstar Airways announces expanded Boeing 787 routes

Jetstar Airways (Melbourne) has announced a series of new Boeing 787 routes introducing the new type to new destinations. The 787 will be operated from Melbourne (Tullamarine) to Auckland from February 26 through March 28, 2014.

Jetstar took delivery of its first 787, the pictured 787-8 VH-VKA, on October 7 and received its second in December and third in early January 2014.

Jetstar introduced the Boeing 787 from Melbourne to the Gold Coast) on November 13, 2013 (see video below).

Jetstar introduced the 787 on its first international route on December 18 between Melbourne and Denpasar, Bali. The budget airline will add the new type on the Sydney-Denpasar, Bali route next month and Sydney-Phuket, Thailand in February. The Brisbane-Denpasar, Bali route will follow on April 16.

Jetstar 787s carry 335 passengers and feature a 21 seat business class cabin and 314 seats in economy with inflight entertainment available for purchase in every seat.

The airline will have transitioned to an all 787 long haul fleet by 2015, with the Dreamliner eventually replacing all current Jetstar Airbus A330 services, including Melbourne-Phuket. The A330s will be reassigned back to parent QANTAS Airways in order to replace the Boeing 767-300s.

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. The first 787-8, VH-VKA (msn 36227) arrives at the Melbourne (Tullamarine) base.

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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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Jetstar Airways celebrates its 100th aircraft with a special livery

Jetstar Airways (Australia) (Melbourne) this month celebrated reaching 100 aircraft, a milestone reflecting the impressive scale of the airline across Asia Pacific.

Since launching in 2004, Jetstar has grown from a small domestic carrier – with just 14 aircraft flying up and down the east coast of Australia – to become the fastest airline brand in Asia Pacific to grow its fleet to 100 aircraft.

Jetstar Group Chief Executive Officer Jayne Hrdlicka said this milestone was only possible because of the 400,000 passengers who choose to fly with the Jetstar Group each week.

To commemorate this milestone, Jetstar has applied a special 100th aircraft livery on its first Sharklet-equipped Airbus A320.

The livery features 132 people doing the Jetstar star jump including passengers and ambassadors from across Asia Pacific representing the five Jetstar branded airlines.

“This aircraft also celebrates the huge achievement of carrying more than 100 million passengers in our nine year history,” Ms Hrdlicka added.

“The delivery of this new A320, with its remarkable wing-tip technology, reflects our on-going commitment to invest in modern aircraft and innovation to benefit our customers.

“The distinctive wing-tips bring about higher fuel efficiencies and help us to continue to deliver everyday low fares to our customers.”

The Jetstar Group now has three aircraft fitted with the fuel saving Sharklets – one each for Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Japan and now Jetstar Australia and New Zealand.

The Airbus A320-232 with the special 100th livery registration of VH-VFN (msn 5566) will be flown on major domestic routes and over the coming months and is expected to visit New Zealand, Singapore and Japan.

The Jetstar Group is made up of Jetstar Airways (subsidiary of the QANTAS Group) in Australia and New Zealand, Jetstar Asia in Singapore, Jetstar Pacific in Vietnam and Jetstar Japan in Japan.

Subject to regulatory approval, Jetstar Hong Kong will fly to destinations in Greater China, Japan, South Korea and South East Asia later this year.

Copyright Photo: John Adlard. VH-VFN taxies at Sydney with the special celebratory photos and livery.

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