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Jetstar to roll out iPad on board

Why use any old portable media player, when you can have the iPad?Qantas Airways’ low-cost subsidiary Jetstar announced today it will trial the iPad on board as in-flight entertainment on selected domestic services from later this month.Pay A$10 ($8) to rent the iPad, and you get movies, music, e-books, all at your fingertips throughout the […]

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Jetstar rolls out food and entertainment in long-haul economy

Australia’s low-cost carrier Jetstar is now offering food and entertainment to passengers in its economy class on long-haul flights under a new fare type.Called JetPlus, the fare includes food, drinks, a portable video-on-demand kit, 20kg of checked baggage, and a “comfort pack” including a blanket. JetPlus is available on the carrier’s Airbus A330 aircraft on […]

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The Jetstar v Qantas conundrum down under

Here’s another thing about this morning’s press conference – they really show that Jetstar (EBIT of A$121 million) is becoming the star of the Qantas Group, with the full-service flagship Qantas Airways making only half of that at A$60 million.The traffic figures bear this out, with Jetstar posting significantly stronger growth in RPKS and actual […]

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Singapore 2010: Jetstar-AirAsia alliance has long way to run

Let’s not get too carried away about the significance of the Jetstar-AirAsia alliance that was signed earlier in January. Yes, this is the first time that two major low-cost carriers anywhere in the world are coming together and that is important. They will certainly benefit from working together on ground-handling and engineering services – their […]

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AirAsia-Jetstar tie-up will be a big deal in region

Happy New Year, everyone!Tomorrow, AirAsia and Jetstar are about to announce a new joint venture that would help them to save costs. There is still little information about what they plan to do, with the usual sources remaining rather tight-lipped. What we know is that it will likely involve some cooperation on routes and maybe […]

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Jetstar Asia better off without Temasek

Yesterday afternoon Singapore’s international TV station Channel News Asia (CNA) interviewed me to get some analysis on Jetstar Asia’s ownership change. This change involves the Singapore Government’s investment arm Temasek Holdings selling its 33.5% stake in Singapore-based Jetstar Asia and the smaller shareholders are also selling out. It also means Qantas Airways is increasing its stake in Jetstar Asia to […]

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