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
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. 
- More than one million passengers (1,322,354) have flown for $30 – less than the average Australian spends on their monthly phone bill. 
- 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). 
- 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
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 5,000 flights a week to more than 85 destinations. The Jetstar Group carried more than 37 million passengers in financial year 2017.