Jetstar has today confirmed it plans to continue operating domestic services to and from Avalon Airport until April 2015 after reaching an in principle agreement with the Victorian Government and the operators of Avalon airport.
The decision follows a review into the long term sustainability of Jetstar’s operations from Avalon.
Jetstar Group Chief Executive Officer Jayne Hrdlicka said the airline had worked with the Victorian Government and Avalon Airport to reach an agreement that will be finalised in the coming days to maintain Avalon services.
“Victoria is the home of Jetstar. Our head office is in Melbourne and we employ more than 1500 people throughout the State. Avalon has been a part of the Jetstar story since our beginning,” Ms Hrdlicka said.
“We are committed to working with key stakeholders throughout 2014 to find ways to improve the performance of our services and support tourism to the region.
“The extension of services until April 2015 provides an opportunity for the community and its leaders to get behind Jetstar’s operations at Avalon Airport.”
“We are hopeful that Jetstar working in partnership with the community and the Airport team will help Avalon find a sustainable future.”
The Jetstar Group is one of Asia Pacific’s fastest growing airline brands with one of the most extensive ranges of destinations in the region. It is made up 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 branded carriers operate up to 4,200 flights a week to more than 75 destinations. The Jetstar Group carried more than 34 million passengers in financial year 2016.