Qantas has confirmed it will exit its minority stake in Vietnamese airline Jetstar Pacific. The Australian flag-carrier is expected to hand full control of the budget carrier over to co-owner Vietnam Airlines.
Vietnam Airlines has partnered with Jetstar Pacific to introduce 34 code-sharing flights between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City per day. The news means a flight will take off approximately every 30 minutes between 05:45 and 21:30. Vietnam Airlines operates the on-the-hour flights, while the Jetstar Pacific flights leave alternately every 15-30 minutes.
Vietnam’s Jetstar Pacific Airlines has finalised a purchase agreement with Airbus for ten A320ceo aircraft. The contract follows an MOU announced earlier this year and was signed in Hanoi by Le Hong Ha, chief executive officer of Jetstar Pacific and Fabrice Brégier, Airbus president.
Vietnam’s Jetstar Pacific Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for ten A320ceo aircraft. The agreement was announced during the Farnborough Air Show and will mark the first direct purchase of aircraft by the airline with Airbus.
Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Japan and Jetstar Pacific are adding their networks to Global Explorer, the round-the-world fare offered by oneworld member airlines. Jetstar’s Australian airline already participates in the fare. The addition of these three carriers’ routes, from today, will bring more than 15 new destinations, two key Asian hubs – in Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore – and dozens more routes on board Global Explorer.
LAN Airlines, a member of LATAM Airlines Group, the largest airline group in Latin America, and Jetstar Airways, an affiliate of Qantas, have signed a codeshare agreement to complement the current agreements that LAN Airlines maintains with Qantas, effectively strengthening the connectivity between South America and Oceania. Through the codeshare agreement, starting today, LAN Airlines passengers can access 15 new destinations offered by the Australian carrier within Australia and New Zealand.
Qantas Group has said it will work with its fellow shareholders in Jetstar Hong Kong to review the enterprise, following the Air Transport Licensing Authority’s decision to reject the local carrier’s application to establish an operation in Hong Kong. Jetstar Hong Kong – a joint venture between Shun Tak Holdings, China Eastern Airlines and the Qantas Group – was announced in March 2012.
Emirates and Jetstar 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 26th, 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.
Low-cost carrier JetStar has apologised to passengers after a steward on board a Sydney-bound flight told passengers to “flush anything you shouldn’t have”. The plane was returning from the Gold Coast, with many passengers having attended the Splendour in The Grass music festival, held near tourist spot Byron Bay.
Hundreds of passengers are facing travel disruption after a volcanic eruption in Indonesia sent ash clouds over the region, forcing airlines to cancel flights to and from Northern Australia.
Emirates and Jetstar have announced an agreement which is set to open up new destinations for Emirates passengers across Australia, New Zealand and south-east Asia. Emirates’ code will now be placed on a number of routes operated by Jetstar Airways in Australia and New Zealand and Jetstar Asia, giving passengers access to 27 new routes and six new destinations such as Bali in Indonesia, Byron Bay in Australia, Dunedin in New Zealand and Siem Reap in Cambodia.
Boeing and Jetstar Airways celebrated the delivery of the carrier’s first 787 today, which is also the first Dreamliner for Australia. “Today is a historic milestone for the Qantas Group and Jetstar as we welcome the most advanced passenger aircraft ever constructed to the fleet,” said Qantas Group chief executive Alan Joyce.