Jetstar Airways is an Australian low cost airline headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.It is a subsidiary of Qantas, created in response to the threat posed by then low-cost airline Virgin Blue (now known as Virgin Australia). The airline operates an extensive domestic network as well as regional and international services from its main base at Melbourne Airport,using a mixed fleet of Airbus A320 family and Airbus A330 aircraft.
Jetstar Airways History
The airline was build by Qantas in 2003 as a low-cost domestic subsidiary. Qantas had previously acquired Impulse Airlines and operated it under the Qantas Link brand from 2001 , but following the decision to launch a low cost carrier, re launched the airline under the Jetstar brand. Domestic passenger services began on twenty five May 2004.
Jetstar Flight Entertainment
In November 2011 Jetstar becames the first airline to offer passengers iPad provided by bluebox avionics for use as in flight entertainment devices. The units, which are pre loaded with movies, games and magazines, are provided on flights over 2 hours duration and are available for a fee in Economy Class but are complimentary in the international Business Class cabin, although some aircraft have seat back entertainment screens.
Jetstar Airways Airbus A330-203
VH-EBK Landing at Kansai