GneissGuy From Singapore, joined Jul 2006, 200 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 6174 times:
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.
Zarniwoop From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5518 times:
Quoting GneissGuy (Reply 7): This was part of an old agreement between the 2 countries much earlier and prior to the open skies policy. Incidentally, this agreement is currently under review.....
It has been good to see some routes get cheaper from Jetstar, Tiger etc so I hope Singapore does open up to low cost carriers travelling to malaysia. I think it would be a huge market (understandable why SQ and MAS try to protect it). If you want to get to sabah, langkawi, etc you either pay a higher fare to fly from SIN or you have to go through the hastle of going to JB. As I mentioned before an LCC to KL would be great, the other options are a high fare on SQ or MSA, a very long coach journey or a long car drive.
Ryanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4782 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4197 times:
s I mentioned before an LCC to KL would be great, the other options are a high fare on SQ or MSA, a very long coach journey or a long car drive...
Car ride takes 4 - 4.5 hours, if u drive like me.
Plane ride... 2 hours check in before flight, flight time of 45 min, 45 min to clear immigration at KLIA, 15 min wait for KLIA express, 30 min train ride to KL Sentral, 20 min taxi ride downtown... Total of roughly 4.5 hours also.
Not much of a difference between the 2 now is there?
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