24-Jun-2011 10:40 AM

Jetstar counts cost of ash cloud disruptions

Jetstar CEO Bruce Buchanan stated the ash cloud from the Chilean volcano had cost his airline AUD10 million up to Tuesday 21-Jun-2011 (AAP, 23-Jun-2011). Mr Buchanan added Jetstar's parent company Qantas had lost some AUD11 million in revenue and costs associated with the disruption. Mr Buchanan defended Jetstar and Qantas’ decision to not to operate when there was the slightest doubt the ash could compromise safety.