I didn't get whether Qantas is trying to sell off Jetstar...or whether Air Asia is being bought out by JetStar...!!! Though the article says discussions at a preliminary stage...still with Tony Fernandes's track record I think the deal will fall through....which brand will remain and which one will go is to be seen.....a serious threat to LCCs in the APAC region I suppose...Tiger Airways and Lion Air better watch out...!!!!
6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3265 posts, RR: 22 Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2420 times:
QF mergers with MH, and JQ buys a stake in AK.
Qantas adds some services to link into MH network to Europe and north Asia.
JQ makes KUL its hub, and serves ports not taken up by Air Asia X...
or better still, JQ operates to KUL only, and AAX provides the onward feed to Europe where it has access, or JQ operate if Australia has more liberal rights.
Jacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 61 Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2228 times:
I doubt this will happen. QF will fly their own metal to the "premium" routes and will have rest of their lower-yielding flights dumped onto JQ. QF needs a lower-operating cost on many routes and JQ fits the bill for them.
Quoting Bill142 (Reply 3): I think AK would be intrested in 3K rather then taking over JQ.
I see it the other way around, QF buy AK, and rebrand everything as Jetstar. That would push the Jetstar brand to every country that AK has established operations. The a330 international operations from both operators are very complementary at the moment, with good feeder regional networks.
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Huaiwei From Singapore, joined Oct 2008, 1086 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (4 years 4 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1737 times:
Quoting Spr773 (Thread starter): I didn't get whether Qantas is trying to sell off Jetstar...or whether Air Asia is being bought out by JetStar...!!!
Articles did mention it is a share-swap deal, so both are equal partners roughly along the lines of AF-KLM
Quoting Spr773 (Thread starter): with Tony Fernandes's track record I think the deal will fall through
Tony did manage to score in Indonesia and Thailand thou. The one with a far worse track record is Australian-based airlines trying to merge with Asian-based airlines, for surely some Aussies would cry "cultural differences" in any such potential marriages.
Quoting Bill142 (Reply 3): JQ or 3K? JQ is wholly owned by QF while 3K is 49% owned by QF. The airlines have separate structures and are managed separately. I think AK would be intrested in 3K rather then taking over JQ.
Other articles mention a merger which involves both JQ and 3K. 3K may instantly give AK the cherished SIN market, but JQ will complement AirAsiaX's long-haul services into Australia and avoid direct competition between them (which they certainly will once both expands into each other's territory).
Quoting Zeke (Reply 5): I see it the other way around, QF buy AK, and rebrand everything as Jetstar. That would push the Jetstar brand to every country that AK has established operations. The a330 international operations from both operators are very complementary at the moment, with good feeder regional networks.
The Malaysian entity in question is the whole of AK, not just AirAsiaX. I fail to forsee any slightest possibility of a Jetstar aircraft shuttling between Malaysia's domestic airports at the same time that it flies between domestic Australian destinations.
Anyway, the latest news from AirAsia:
"I think it's completely pie in the sky," he said yesterday. "It's the first time I have heard about it. We are just busy on our own plans … growing [the business]."
Allrite From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 1409 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (4 years 4 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1638 times:
I suspect that the whole AirAsia/Jetstar thing is just unfounded rumour based journalism, which seems to be a feature at the moment of aviation reporting in the mainstream press. However, if, at some time in the future, AirAsia was looking for a tie-up with an Australian airline then I wonder if a link-up with Virgin Blue would make sense - except that the latter is now trying to get some corporate business.
At least they wouldn't have to repaint the aircraft too much!