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IATA Code: JQ , ICAO Code: JST , Known As: Jetstar Airways , Full Name: Jetstar Airways Pty Limited dba. Impulse Airlines , Country: Australia , Callsign: Jetstar

Brief History of Jetstar Airlines:
The airline was established by Qantas in 2003 as a low-cost domestic subsidiary. Qantas acquired Impulse Airlines and relaunched the airline under the Jetstar brand.
Domestic passenger services began on 25 May 2004, after it commenced selling tickets in February 2004. International services to Christchurch, New Zealand, commenced on 1 December 2005. Although owned by Qantas, its management operates largely independently of Qantas.
Despite its low-cost ethos, Jetstar currently offers a limited number of connecting services without through baggage checking - though this has changed since International flights commenced in November 2006 when baggage connectivity and connecting services were added as a service offering for Domestic flights connecting with International flights only.
Reserved seating is currently provided on all routes and from 4 October 2006 Jetstar became the first Australian airline to allow customers to select their seat when booking.
On 13 December 2004, the first flight of sister airline Jetstar Asia Airways took off from its Singapore hub to Hong Kong, marking Qantas' entry into the Asian low-cost market, and its intentions in battling key competitor Singapore Airlines at its home ground. Note that Qantas has only a 49% stake in Jetstar Asia's ownership
On December 1, 2005, Jetstar commenced operations from 4 Australian cities Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast to Christchurch in New Zealand. On December 7, 2005 it was announced that Jetstar would establish the world's first global low cost airline flying initially to destinations within 10 hours of Australia but later to operate to Europe and the Americas.
At the end of 2005, it was announced that Jetstar would fly to Perth, Western Australia, from Geelong's Avalon Airport.
In July 2006, Jetstar and Jetstar Asia were brought together under the Jetstar brand. Jetstar, Jetstar Asia Airways and Valuair customers now make all online bookings through Jetstar.com.
In April 2007, Qantas also announced a 30% stake in Pacific Airlines which will be re branded Jetstar in 2008 and create a second Asian hub out of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

JetStar 3 Panel Airbus A320 Postcard:

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Has photos of VH-JQG Airbus A230 on the face and one on the rear. The rear has a watermarked image of the same aircraft and the typical spaces for a postcard. Production Notes: Australex International, Acquisition Date: 2007, Production Date: Nil, Height: 114 mm, Width: 165 mm.

JetStar Tail logo Pin.

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Has the JetStar logo on face and on rear a clip clasp.

Production Notes: Design & Print ACI, Acquisition Date: 2007, Production Date: Nil, Height: 62 mm, Width: 40 mm.

JetStar Boarding Pass
Jetstar Airlines boarding pass  

Boarding Pass dated 08 March 2008. In the name of G Van Erk. Flight Number JQ422. Depart Sydney 1845. Arrive 1905 Gold Coast. Seat 21B. Baggage allowance 20 KG. With baggage Check on the back.

Production Notes: Nil, Acquisition Date: 2008, Production Date: 08 - 03 – 2008, Height: 82 mm, Width: 153 mm, Kindly Donated by G Van Erk WA.

 

 

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