Jetstar Airways has operated since 2003 as a low-cost subsidiary airline of Qantas Airways. The airline’s aircraft are recognizable by their distinctive matte silver colour enhanced with orange accents and emblazoned with Jetstar’s signature orange star on the plane’s tail.
Jetstar Group has steadily expanded since its inaugural flight in 2004. The carrier has grown not only through the addition of Jetstar flights on new routes, but also by acquiring or partnering with airlines in new markets such as Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong and Vietnam and bringing them them into the Jetstar network. It currently has a fleet of over 60 aircraft that fly to nearly 40 destinations. Jetstar has an extensive schedule of flights throughout Australia, New Zealand, and the Asia-Pacific region, but also offers flights to other international destinations.
Jetstar Airways’ primary hub is in Melbourne with secondary hubs in Brisbane, Sydney, Cairns, and Gold Coast Airport. Focus cities include Darwin, Hobart, Perth, Auckland, and Newcastle.