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Old July 8th, 2006, 03:35 PM   #1
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Goodbye To Jetstar Asia, Welcome Jetstar!

Visit http://www.jetstarasia.com and you will be redirected to http://www.jetstar.com.

Visit About Us - Our Fleet and the fleet number is 23.

Try to purchase a ticket and you now have numerous Asian and Australian destinations to choose from.

Seems like combining the two, Jetstar now has an immense presence in Asia and in Australia, with increased fleet size and destinations.

THE MISSING LINK??? No flights between Singapore and Australian cities so the two networks still operate independently even though they go under the same name and sales are done through the same website.

Example: Taipei to Singapore yes, Adelaide to Darwin yes, but Singapore to Adelaide NO.

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Old July 9th, 2006, 10:31 AM   #2
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ok..... when i saw the thread, i was kinda hoping they'd merge jetstar and jetstar asia n get common shared rights as an auzzie n singapore carrier (or is that even possible), o n changing of valuair name, liverly, interior n crew would really be welcomed. if all 3 airlines go under 1 name: jetstar, we r looking at a potentially really BIG airline, esp if they expand...
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Old July 14th, 2006, 11:28 AM   #3
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July 14, 2006
Name change means tie-up perks for Jetstar fliers
Jetstar Asia to take same name as sister airline but Tiger against link-up plan

By Aviation Correspondent, Karamjit Kaur

JETSTAR Asia in Singapore will soon be known simply as Jetstar, taking the same name as its Australian sister airline.

Consumers will benefit from the synergies that follow from this consolidation, Jetstar Asia's chief executive officer Chong Phit Lian told The Straits Times.

She said: 'For example, a single website address will allow passengers to book flights operated by either of the two airlines quickly and without hassle.'

Where available, passengers will also be able to make multi- destination bookings like Bangkok-Singapore-Bangalore.

The options will open up even more when Jetstar in Australia launches its international services this November to Honolulu, Osaka, Bali and Phuket, among other destinations.

The flights will originate from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane.

With this consolidation, telephone bookings will be coordinated as well: Someone who contacts the call centre here can book a Jetstar in Australia ticket - an option not available now.

The new website, which is now being tested, will be launched on July 26, the same day Jetstar Asia officially becomes just Jetstar.

The renaming exercise is part of a bigger plan by Qantas, which owns 44.5 per cent of Jetstar Asia and all of Jetstar in Australia, to create a pan-Asian network of routes and offer more convenient combined itineraries for passengers.

The tie-up will also reduce operating costs for its airlines, which have been hit by sky-high fuel prices and protectionist skies that curb their expansion.

Eventually, the plan is for Qantas and the airlines in its stable to fix fares and coordinate flight schedules as a single entity.

Orangestar Holdings which owns Jetstar, has filed applications with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Competition Commission of Singapore for exemption from rules aimed at weeding out practices that kill or stifle competition in the market. Final decisions are still pending.

Singapore's budget airline Tiger Airways, which competes with Qantas on the Singapore-Darwin route and with Jetstar Asia to Bangkok and Phuket, has protested against the plan.

Its chief executive officer Tony Davis has argued that as an independent airline, Tiger will be hard-pressed to compete effectively against Qantas' combined team.

But Ms Chong has said that the single website and the plans to offer multi-destination packages do not run afoul of existing regulations.

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Old July 14th, 2006, 04:13 PM   #4
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Haha, from the main page, the title only reads "Goodbye Jetstar Asia..."
What a relief lol ^ ^
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Old July 26th, 2006, 08:49 AM   #5
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It's "Jetstar" as Asian, Australian carriers integrate brands

26 July 2006 1034 hrs (SST) 0234 hrs (GMT)

SINGAPORE : Singapore-based budget carrier Jetstar Asia and the budget offshoot of Australia's Qantas began operating under the single brand "Jetstar" on Wednesday, the companies said.

The brand integration between Jetstar Asia and the Qantas offshoot, also known as "Jetstar", will give passengers more flexibility when booking flights on the expanded regional network, they said.

"Jetstar is... Australia's and Singapore's new low fares airline for Australia and the Asia Pacific," the new integrated website says.

"Our aim is to provide consistent low fares to Australian, New Zealand and Asian leisure travellers."

The wholly-owned Qantas subsidiary Jetstar serves destinations throughout Australia and New Zealand.

The re-branding coincides with plans to expand services to six international destinations including Japan, the airlines' joint news release said.

"We are excited by the opportunities presented at the brand integration. This will create a service difference to our customers and, equally important, it differentiates us from other low-cost carriers," said Chong Phit Lian, Jetstar Asia's chief executive officer.

Jetstar Asia is a majority Singapore-owned company but is 49 percent owned by Qantas. It merged with another Singapore low cost carrier, Valuair, last July, and the companies are now held by the main shareholder Orangestar Holdings Pte Ltd.

Both Jetstar carriers began flying in 2004.

Asia's budget airline sector is booming, with Singapore-based Tiger Airways, Malaysian-based AirAsia and others.

Tiger Airways, 49 percent owned by Singapore Airlines, said last week it was looking at potential partnerships with other airlines in a bid to spread its wings even wider in Asia.

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Old July 27th, 2006, 02:19 PM   #6
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Business Times - 27 Jul 2006

Jetstar relaunches under 1 brand

Long-haul fares to be up to 30% lower than competitors'


(SINGAPORE) Qantas's low-cost carriers Jetstar International and Singapore-based Jetstar Asia yesterday announced their relaunch under a single Jet star brand by assuring customers that their long-haul fares would be up to 30 per cent lower than those charged by competitors.

While the Sydney-based Jetstar will serve six international destinations using its fleet of four ex-Qantas Airbus A330-200 jets starting November, its Singapore-based sister airlines, Jetstar Asia and Valuair, will provide connections for passengers who want to make use of its network of a dozen destinations in South-east Asia, Taiwan and Bangalore using four A320 planes.

Jetstar offered flights from Sydney to Bali for as little as A$169 (S$203), and to Osaka for A$249 when the service starts in March 2007. It will also offer a Sydney-Honolulu service next year. Meanwhile, Valuair also flies between Singapore and Bali - with one-way fare starting at S$149.

The brand integration was forced upon the Qantas group by the poor performance of its Singapore units, Jetstar Asia and Valuair, which have been struggling to stem the red ink at a time of cut-throat competition and a lack of sufficient high-yielding routes in the region. In the last two years, the pair have collectively burnt over S$100 million, recently asking shareholders for S$36 million more. Last month, Qantas obtained the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) nod to put the units under a single Jetstar umbrella to create a pan-Asian entity. Jetstar Asia and Valuair are 49 per cent controlled by Qantas.

Jetstar spokesman Simon Westaway said yesterday that the Jetstar group would offer extremely competitive fares on its routes and destinations.

'Some of them are obviously becoming very high-demand for Australians travelling abroad and our standard, lead-in fares, we believe, will be up to 30 per cent below anything that has previously been in the market in terms of lead-in, day-to-day fares,' he was quoted as saying in The Australian.

He also seemed to acknowledge competitors' alarm over what they perceive as an unfair and collusive move by the Qantas group. 'Obviously, we think we'll bring some competitive tension to these markets but we really believe we'll have the lowest cost base of any international airline operating (in) Australia.'

Orangestar CEO Chong Phit Lian said the co-branding would enable customers from any location to easily get into a common website to book Jetstar tickets. 'This rebranding essentially uses technology to provide consumers a seamless and direct access to a common Jetstar booking platform from wherever they may be when they log on to their computers,' she said.

But Singapore-based budget carrier Tiger Airways has been a vocal critic of the move, and has protested to the competition regulators in both Singapore and Australia over what it sees as unfair collusion.

Meanwhile, in a separate development, Qantas CFO Peter Gregg hinted that his airline group may try to make inroads into the highly protected Indonesian domestic market via equity associations with existing players in the country.

'We're still investigating the opportunities in Indonesia,' Mr Gregg was quoted as saying by Bloomberg yesterday. 'Adam Air is a possibility, there's a couple of others up there as well.'

Indonesia's Adam Air, which is more of a discount carrier than a no-frills low-cost carrier, has a good domestic network and two international routes - one of which is Singapore. It has had talks with both Qantas and Tiger Airways on the possibility of equity injections.

However, Tiger Airways chief executive Tony Davis recently indicated there is little likelihood of any deal with Adam Air.

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