History: Established by Qantas in 2003 as a low-cost domestic subsidiary, Jetstar Airways began domestic passenger flights on the 25th of May, 2004.
The sister airline Jetstar Asia Airways connected Singapore to Hong Kong in mid-December, 2004.
International services to Christchurch, New Zealand, were introduced on the 1st of December, 2005.
In July, 2006, Jetstar and Jetstar Asia united under the Jetstar brand.
In July 2007, it purchased Pacific Airlines and was relaunched as Jetstar Pacific.
In 2009, new destinations were added to the network, including domestic New Zealand routes.
In 2011, Qantas, Jetstar's parent, announced that it will set up a new airline to be called Jetstar Japan. (owned by Japan Airlines and Qantas). The same year it started flying long haul routes using Airbus A330-200. It also started a fleet expansion programme with teh introdiction of new Airbus A321 and A320.
In March 2012, a new Asian Jetstar branded airline was announced, Jetstar Hong Kong (a partnership between the Qantas Group, China Eastern Airlines and Shun Tak Holdings).
In July 2012, Jetstar Japan began flying domestically within Japan with a fleet of 13 new Airbus A320s configured for 180 passengers.
By the end of 2013, Jetstar will take delivery of three Boeing 787 Dreamliner, marking the start of an extensive fleet renewal.These aircraft will allow the airline to commence direct services between Australia and the US as well as services from Singapore to Europe.
The airline offers a good product, at a reasonable price with modern equipment and is still growing in the current years.
Operations: Jetstar has several international bases around Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. It operates to several international countries including, Australia, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Fleet: Jetstar uses a combination of Airbus and Boeing products. For it's long haul services it uses new Dreamliner B787-800 planes. For shorter routes it uses Airbus 320 and 321. For the short domestic routes it also has Bombardier propeller planes, Q300.
|Cheap tickets on sale always in advance||No free seat selection at check-in (online)|
|Different package options to build up your trip (luggage, food, hotel etc..)||Basic ticket only includes the flight, you need to pay for extras (luggage or seat etc)|
|Good customer service/Feedback|
|Friendly cabin crew|
|Modern fleet used.|
|More than one piece of checked luggage allowed up to the total weight purchased.|