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Jetstar receives first Australian Dreamliner from Boeing

Jetstar receives first Australian Dreamliner from Boeing

8 October 2013 Airline News

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.

Jetstar Japan to operate 24 new Airbus A320s

Jetstar Japan to operate 24 new Airbus A320s

16 July 2012 Airline News

Jetstar Japan has finalised arrangements with five lessors so it can purchase and lease 24 new Airbus A320 aircraft. All of the aircraft, scheduled to be delivered to the airline in the next three years, have been sourced through the Qantas Group’s existing fleet orders, allowing access to early delivery slots.

Vietnam Airlines takes Jetstar Pacific stake

Vietnam Airlines takes Jetstar Pacific stake

22 February 2012 Airline News

Australian flag-carrier Qantas has confirmed Vietnam Airlines will take a majority stake in low-cost offshoot JetStar Pacific. The 69.93 per cent stake is presently owned by Vietnamese State Capital Investment Corporation.

Jetstar increases capacity for 2012

Jetstar increases capacity for 2012

11 January 2012 Airline News

Jetstar is adding new routes and services to its schedule in 2012 that will mean in an additional 8,500 seats for its Singapore based hub. The extra capacity includes over 40 new weekly services added to popular destinations in Australia, Japan, Vietnam and Greater China.

Death onboard Jetstar flight to New Zealand

Death onboard Jetstar flight to New Zealand

5 September 2011 Airline News

A man has choked to death on an airline meal on board a Jetstar flight from Singapore to Auckland. Robert Rippingale died while on route to his native New Zealand for a family reunion leaving his distraught girlfriend sitting at his side for the remained of the flight.

Radical overhaul as Qantas Airways fights for survival

16 August 2011 Airline News

Qantas Airways has announced the purchase of over 100 new aircraft, the creation of two new airlines and a radical overhaul of existing fleet as part of a new five year plan to ensure its survival. New low-cost airline Jetstar Japan will be joined by a premium Asian carrier, while a $400 million overhaul of existing in-flight entertainment, aircraft interiors and airport lounges will be launched to meet changing demands.

Take off for Jetstar flights to Hanoi

Take off for Jetstar flights to Hanoi

18 July 2011 Airline News

Qantas-owned Jetstar has confirmed it will launch a four times weekly service between Singapore and Hanoi in Vietnam from December 15th 2011. Subject to government approval, the low cost airline will also add a daily Singapore-Ho Chi Minh city service from August 18th 2011 to expand its frequency to three times daily between the two cities.

Confusion as Australian ash cloud disruption enters third day

Confusion as Australian ash cloud disruption enters third day

14 June 2011 Airline News

Safety was at the heard of a developing debate in Australia this morning, with carriers offering sharply different responses to the ongoing ash cloud crisis. While Australian flag-carrier Qantas has cancelled flights across the country, competitor Virgin Atlantic insisted it was safe to fly.

Australasian airlines grounded by Chilean ash

Australasian airlines grounded by Chilean ash

13 June 2011 Airline News

Qantas, Jetstar and Tiger Airways have all cancelled flights this morning, as strong winds carry ash particles from Puyehue Volcano in Chile across the southern hemisphere. Air travel in South America also continues to be disrupted, with flights in and out of the Argentine and Uruguayan capitals cancelled.

Singapore Airlines to launch long-haul budget carrier

26 May 2011 Airline News

Singapore Airlines has unveiled plans to launch a low-cost, long-haul carrier. The new carrier is expected to start operations within a year, and will be wholly owned by SIA but managed independently. It is expected to fly routes over five hours, competing with the likes of Jetstar Airways and AirAsiaX.