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Jetstar welcomes new vision for Sydney Airport
Jetstar has today welcomed Sydney Airport’s proposed vision to make room for growth and deliver a better experience to customers at Australia’s main gateway.
Under the proposal, which is at the high-level concept stage, Jetstar domestic and international operations would be centralised in a purpose-built terminal shared with other Qantas Group airlines and international partners.
Jetstar Group CEO Bruce Buchanan said the plan would give Jetstar an opportunity to design facilities that would help with smoother, more efficient operations.
“Delivering low fares and a great customer experience relies heavily on having the right airport facilities so you can streamline your operations,” said Mr Buchanan.
“The potential to have our domestic and international services under the one roof would make it much easier for people transiting to connecting flights, which strengthens Sydney’s role as a major gateway and creates better scheduling options.”
Mr Buchanan said that while it could take up to eight years for Sydney Airport to receive approvals, finalise designs and build the new terminals, the industry relied on such long term vision.
“We appreciate there are a lot of hurdles to pass before this vision becomes reality, but creating room for growth at airports is critical for the travel and tourism sector as well as the broader Australian economy,” he added.
“We look forward to working with Sydney Airport and other stakeholders to develop this proposal further,” he added.
Jetstar currently operates more than 350 weekly domestic and international services through Sydney Airport and carried almost 5 million passengers through this gateway in FY10/11.
The Jetstar Group is one of the Asia Pacific's largest low fares network by revenue.
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; Jetstar Japan; and, subject to regulatory approval, Jetstar Hong Kong.
Jetstar branded carriers operate more than 4,000 flights a week to more than 60 destinations. The Jetstar Group carried more than 25 million passengers in financial year 2014.