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.

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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.