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Jetstar Asia / Valuair to Codeshare with Qantas

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Jetstar Asia (3K) and Valuair (VF) are to codeshare with Qantas (QF) on major Asia Pacific routes, strengthening the Jetstar Groupís fast-growing hub at Singapore Changi Airport.

Since 2004, Qantas has codeshared with Jetstar across most of its Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific services.

The arrangement, subject to final regulatory approval, will now be expanded to include Jetstar operations from Singapore Ė Qantasí primary hub and Jetstarís major flying base in Asia.

QF flight numbers will initially be applied to eleven Asian destinations served from Singapore Changi International Airport by Jetstar Asia and Valuair, including Jetstar Asiaís daily Singapore-Auckland A330 service, set to commence from 17 March 2011.

Beginning 1 March 2011 and effective for travel from 1 April 2011, the Qantas and Jetstar Asia/Valuair codeshare partnership will cover the following routes operated from Singapore:

Singapore-Jakarta (operated by Valuair)
Singapore-Auckland (A330 from 17 March 2011)
Singapore-Kuala Lumpur
Singapore-Bangkok
Singapore-Osaka (via Taipei)
Singapore-Denpasar (Bali)
Singapore-Penang
Singapore-Ho Chi Minh
Singapore-Phuket
Singapore-Hong Kong
Singapore-Taipei

Group Executive Qantas Airlines Commercial, Rob Gurney, said the codeshare agreement with Jetstar would expand Qantas' network of destinations in Asia, providing greater choice and convenience for passengers. "Singapore is Qantas' major hub in Asia and we are pleased to be able to offer our customers a wider range of travel options from Changi Airport, in partnership with Jetstar Asia and Valuair," Mr Gurney said.

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