Jetstar Airways celebrates 11 years and 100 million passengers

Jetstar Airways has today revealed it’s just clicked over 100 million passengers carried as the low fares airline celebrates its 11th birthday.

Jetstar’s Australia and New Zealand airline, which started flying domestic services with just 13 aircraft in May 2004, now has 70 aircraft operating across 83 routes, 44 airports and eight countries.

We're very excited to be celebrating 11 years of flying and helping to make travel more affordable and accessible for Australians
David Hall, Jetstar Australia and New Zealand CEO

Jetstar Australia and New Zealand Chief Executive Officer David Hall said: “We're very excited to be celebrating 11 years of flying and helping to make travel more affordable and accessible for Australians. Whether it’s a short trip interstate or a long holiday to Asia, we want more people to be able to experience special moments created through travel. That's why in 2015 and beyond, we're continuing our commitment to all day, every day, low fares.”

Jetstar has remained true to its roots since flying onto the scene in 2004 – helping to make travel more accessible and affordable with consistently low domestic and international fares.

Jetstar’s 11 Years in Numbers

  • More than half a million (639,721) people have flown for under $20 – the price of a traditional pub meal. [1]
  • More than one million passengers (1,322,354) have flown for $30 – less than the average Australian spends on their monthly phone bill. [2]
  • More than 9 million (9,165,553) have flown with Jetstar for under $50 – the same price as renting a surf board for two hours.
  • More than 40 million passengers (43,233,552) have flown for around what the average Australian spends on food and drink in a week ($100). [3]
  • Jetstar has flown more than 984 million kilometres in the past 11 years – the equivalent of travelling round the world more than 24,000 times
  • Jetstar has flown more than 400,000 passengers for free – that’s enough people to fill the Sydney Opera House 69 times
  • More than 60,000 passengers flew internationally for free – enough to fill the Rod Laver Arena four times




About Jetstar

About Jetstar Group

Jetstar first took to the skies in 2004 and has since flown more than 350 million customers across an extensive international and domestic network. The Jetstar Group is made up of Jetstar Airways (subsidiary of the Qantas Group) in Australia and New Zealand, Jetstar Asia in Singapore, and Jetstar Japan in Japan. A leading low-fares airline, Jetstar is committed to offering everyday low fares to enable more people to fly to more places, more often. As one of Asia Pacific’s fastest-growing airline brands, Jetstar was voted Best Low-Cost Airline in Asia Pacific in 2021 and was recognized for its excellent flight safety records and services when listed on the "2022 World's Top 10 LCC" released by Airline Ratings.