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Jetstar CCO advocates cooperation with regional airport, tourism bodies and communities in Australia

9-Aug-2013 11:56 AM

Jetstar Group CCO David Koczkar, speaking at the CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit, stated (09-Aug-2013) working with regional airports and local tourism bodies in Australia is "critical" to the airline's network growth and credited its long-term sustainable partnership with Newcastle Williamtown Airport with traffic growth in the Newcastle market. Mr Koczkar advocated long-term partnerships with airports and tourism bodies and an "integrated approach" with regional communities, including joint marketing, to create a sustainable path to cost efficiency to generate lower fares, better regional access, lower unit costs and provide for future infrastructure investment. Mr Koczkar called for airports and local governments to focus on long-term economic returns rather than short-term returns from airports in their planning for air services. [more - original PR]