- Dec 6, 2004
H.G. Nelson would say: "It's a disgrace!ninemsn.com.au said:MP mad about Jetstar map
Monday Aug 28 14:55 AEST
A West Australian MP is furious with Jetstar for its pictorial advertising in Thailand which shows South-East Asia perched above Sydney while Perth is "pushed somewhere below Baghdad".
State member for Perth John Hyde said Jetstar's advertising campaign for new direct flights between Bangkok and Melbourne and Sydney which uses the slogan 'Australia's closer than ever' was damaging for the WA capital.
Mr Hyde said Perth owed some of its economic success to its proximity to South-East Asia, but the Jetstar ads were "dudding" Thais - Asia's most frequent travellers - into believing Melbourne and Sydney were closer to South-East Asia than Perth.
He said he was angry Jetstar was ignoring Perth by launching its services only using Sydney and Melbourne.
"And I am furious that they have to do it by manipulating the map," he said.