- Dec 6, 2004
There is a bit of info on the 787-8 and 787-9's that Jetstar will be using in the article.www.iht.com said:
Jetstar sees Europe as ripe with potential
By Vesna Poljak Bloomberg News
Published: October 16, 2006
SYDNEY Jetstar Airways, the discount carrier owned by Qantas Airways, may focus on Europe to expand its international flights, the airline's chief executive officer, Alan Joyce, said.
Jetstar, which is as much as 50 percent cheaper to run than Qantas, is considering services to cities including Paris, Rome and Athens, in addition to destinations it has already flagged, when international flights begin next month.
"The potential for the group to increase its footprint back into Europe using the Jetstar cost base is very important both strategically and, from our perspective, from a profitability point of view," Joyce said in an interview in Melbourne on Friday. "Qantas had in the past not been able to make money outside of London and Frankfurt."
Jetstar was created more than two years ago to recover domestic market share lost to Virgin Blue Holdings, Australia's second-biggest airline. Qantas, the largest airline in Australia, is relying on Jetstar to win back international passengers lost to rivals like Singapore Airlines and Emirates Airline, which have cut Qantas's market share 11 percent in the past 10 years.
I also saw the following article online a few days ago:
People's Daily Online -- MAS to help train Jetstar pilots for long haul flight
Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will help Jetstar, the Australian-based low-fare carrier, to train 12 Jetstar pilots for long-haul flight.
MAS and Jetstar, a subsidiary under Qantas Group Airline, signed an agreement on Friday at MAS's Flight Crew Training Center in Subang near Kuala Lumpur, according to a statement released here by MAS.
The Malaysian national carrier said in the statement that the training would support Jetstar's final preparations as it moved into long-haul international operations to Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific region, which would start from Nov. 23.
Jetstar's Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce said Jetstar was pleased to use the center to help support its move into long-haul flying, according to the statement.
MAS's Operation Director Peter Read said MAS's training standards were internationally recognized and it has an excellent track record of A330-300 operations since 1991.