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It's Official "Jetstar Asia" Is Gone....

Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:20 pm

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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RE: It's Official "Jetstar Asia" Is Gone....

Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:59 pm

Does this mean there will be code share between JQ and 3K? Also what's the take on this from SIN government?
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RE: It's Official "Jetstar Asia" Is Gone....

Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:19 pm

Any idea when Valuair will be totally gone? The Jetstar website is still showing SIN-CGK and v.v. flights operated with VF flight numbers (possibly other routes too).
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RE: It's Official "Jetstar Asia" Is Gone....

Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:30 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 2):
Any idea when Valuair will be totally gone?

I dont think it'll be gone anytime soon, rights to Indonesia cannot be transferred to Jetstar (asia). There is some contention BTW SIN and CGK government about rights to each other airports.
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RE: It's Official "Jetstar Asia" Is Gone....

Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:33 pm

Quoting BlrBird (Reply 3):
rights to Indonesia cannot be transferred to Jetstar

Ah, thanks for the quick reply. Didn't realize it was a rights issue, and that would make sense.

Cheers.
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RE: It's Official "Jetstar Asia" Is Gone....

Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:37 pm

Quoting BlrBird (Reply 1):
Does this mean there will be code share between JQ and 3K? Also what's the take on this from SIN government?

Yes, i think interlining will take place. Singapore government has nothing against this, we have an open skies policy.
 
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RE: It's Official "Jetstar Asia" Is Gone....

Wed Jul 26, 2006 6:18 pm

Quoting GneissGuy (Reply 5):
Singapore government has nothing against this, we have an open skies policy.

Does it? If it really had an open skies policy wouldn't you be able to fly air asia to Kuala Lumpar rather than the SQ/MAS price fixing that currently exists?
 
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RE: It's Official "Jetstar Asia" Is Gone....

Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:00 pm

Quoting Zarniwoop (Reply 6):
Does it? If it really had an open skies policy wouldn't you be able to fly air asia to Kuala Lumpar rather than the SQ/MAS price fixing that currently exists?

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.....
 
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RE: It's Official "Jetstar Asia" Is Gone....

Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:29 pm

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.
 
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RE: It's Official "Jetstar Asia" Is Gone....

Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:23 pm

Valuair are down to 2 aircraft now, VLC and VLD already left the fleet.
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RE: It's Official "Jetstar Asia" Is Gone....

Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:05 pm

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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