27-Mar-2012 1:30 PM

New CEO for Jetstar Asia

Jetstar Asia announced (27-Mar-2012) the appointment of Barathan (Bara) Pasupathi as the airline’s new CEO. Mr Pasupathi brings 16 years’ experience in senior roles across the energy, aviation and finance sectors, including three years as Jetstar Asia’s first CFO. Paul Daff will continue as acting CEO of Jetstar Asia until Mr Pasupathi starts in his new role on 02-Jul-2012. Jetstar Asia, meanwhile, reported growth of 47% in the six months to Dec-2011 as it increased frequency and launched new services to Hanoi, Guangzhou and Ningbo. It also expanded its fleet to 16 aircraft with the addition of three new A320s. Jetstar is on track to carry more than 20 million passengers in FY2012, it said. [more - original PR]