Friday, April 19, 2013

PHOTOS: Special livery to celebrate Jetstar’s fleet reaching 100 aircraft

Jetstar's livery features 132 people doing the Jetstar star jump
Jetstar's livery features 132 people doing the Jetstar jump
As one of the fastest-growing airlines in the Asia Pacific region, Jetstar has achieved a lot since its launch in 2004.

In nine years, for example, it has carried more than 100 million passengers, and only last week, its fleet increased to 100 aircraft for the first time.

Of course, such a milestone needed to be celebrated in a special way, so Jetstar decided to paint a special 100th aircraft livery on its newest Sharklet-equipped Airbus A320 aircraft.

I’ve included a couple of photos on this page – but there’s a whole photo album of them on my Facebook page – click here to view them all!

As you’ll notice, the livery features 132 people doing the Jetstar star jump, including passengers and ambassadors from across Asia Pacific region.

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Each person represents one of Jetstar’s five branded airlines… which consists of Jetstar Airways (subsidiary of the Qantas Group) in Australia and New Zealand, Jetstar Asia in Singapore, Jetstar Pacific in Vietnam and Jetstar Japan in Japan.

Jetstar crew unveiling the airline's newest Airbus A320
Jetstar crew unveiling the airline's newest Airbus A320
According to Jetstar Group Chief Executive Officer Jayne Hrdlicka, this ‘100 aircraft’ milestone was only possible because of the 400,000 passengers who travel with the Jetstar Group each week.

“With the benefit of our common fleet, we’re able to carry more people, to more places, more often than any other low cost airline in Australia,” commented Ms Hrdlicka.

“While many airlines have tried their hand in the Australian low fares market, Jetstar has been the mainstay for the best priced fares since launching in 2004.”

The Jetstar Group now has three aircraft fitted with the fuel saving Sharklets – one each for Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Japan and now Jetstar Australia and New Zealand.

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The aircraft with the special 100th livery registered VH-VFN will be flown on major domestic routes and over the coming months and is expected to visit New Zealand, Singapore and Japan.

“This aircraft also celebrates the huge achievement of carrying more than 100 million passengers in our nine year history. In that time we have brought millions of people together and connected families and friends across Asia Pacific,” Ms Hrdlicka added.

“The delivery of this new A320, with its remarkable wing-tip technology, reflects our on-going commitment to invest in modern aircraft and innovation to benefit our customers. The distinctive wing-tips bring about higher fuel efficiencies and help us to continue to deliver everyday low fares to our customers.”

Subject to regulatory approval, Jetstar Hong Kong will fly to destinations in Greater China, Japan, South Korea and South East Asia later this year.

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1 comment :

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