Qantas chief financial officer Peter Gregg says "we like the low-cost model" and will be looking to roll Jetstar out to new markets. Chief executive Geoff Dixon admits Qantas is making a loss across the Tasman. Put the two together and it probably won't be long before Jetstar heads to the Land of the Long White Cloud. Qantas, Air New Zealand and Virgin Blue are waging a brutal price war across the Tasman. The carnage across the Tasman represents a perfect opportunity for Qantas to roll out its two pronged approach to travel boosting its service on the high-yield business market and switching the rest to Jetstar. Under such a plan it's likely travellers on routes such as Sydney-Auckland will enjoy a slightly smartened up product, delivered at a higher price. For those who don't want to cough up the big bucks and just want to get from A to B, Jetstar will be their only option from the Qantas stable. Jetstar would likely be rolled out in the New Zealand domestic market and leisure routes such as Brisbane-Christchurch, in a defensive move by Qantas to shield itself from the price war, by putting in a product that is much cheaper to run.
Sounds like only Wellington, Christchurch and the Domestic routes will get Jetstar flights
[Edited 2005-02-18 04:26:23]