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Jetstar continues to grow as parent slows in Jul-08


Jetstar transported 880,000 passengers (domestic and international) in Jul-08, an 18.9% year-on-year increase, boosted by increased World Youth Day traffic and the continued expansion of capacity as Qantas mainline contracts. Qantas Domestic and Qantas International reported passenger reductions, of 5.4% and 5.9%, respectively, in the month, resulting in a marginal increase in total Qantas Group passengers of just 0.7% year-on-year. [2251 words]

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  • Jetstar expansion to continue as Alan Joyce takes up the Qantas leadership
  • Domestic yields fall 3% in Jul-08
  • Domestic load factors fall across the board in Jul-08
  • Current focus on "near Asian strategy" as further B787s delays become a possibility
  • Darwin and Perth: key cities in near Asian strategy
  • Boosts international operations to Bali
  • Enters codeshare agreement with Japan Airlines for continued Australian-Japan network expansion
  • Could enter domestic New Zealand market
  • Expansion from major domestic hubs: Sydney and Melbourne

Graphs and data:

  • Qantas Group passenger number growth: Aug-07 to Jul-08
  • Qantas Group passenger numbers by carrier in Jul-08 (%)
  • Qantas Group passenger capacity and traffic growth by carrier in Jul-08 (% change year-on-year)
  • Qantas Group capacity share (%) by airline (domestic & international): Feb-04 to Jun-08
  • Qantas Group capacity (ASKs, billions, domestic & international): Feb-04 to Jun-08
  • Qantas Group passenger load factor growth: Aug-07 to Jul
  • Boeing B787 delays timeline
  • Jetstar international capacity by city (seats): Week commencing 22-Sep-08
  • Jetstar domestic capacity by city (seats): Week commencing 22-Jul-08
  • Major domestic Australian airport market share by carrier (%): Week commencing 22-Sep-08
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