Jetstar and Oneworld have announced a fare agreement which will allow
Jetstar flights sold under the Qantas codeshare to be saleable by oneworld
carriers, allowing customers to include flights on the Australia-based airline in
the popular oneworld fare products
including itinerary combinations such as oneworld Explorer round-the-world and oneworld Circle Pacific, Circle Asia and South
West Pacific and Circle Trip Explorer.
full media release from Jetstar and oneworld can be read below:
Jetstar reaches across the globe with oneworld
Low fares leader Jetstar has announced a new fare agreement with members
of leading global airline alliance oneworld®,
allowing customers to include flights on the Australia-based airline in the popular
oneworld fare products including itinerary
combinations such as oneworld Explorer round-the-world and oneworld Circle Pacific, Circle Asia and South West Pacific
and Circle Trip Explorer.
From 1 February 2011, Jetstar (JQ) operated flights sold under the Qantas
codeshare will be saleable by oneworld
carriers and travel agents globally as part of these oneworld itineraries. Qantas codeshares on virtually every Jetstar flight, so
this arrangement covers almost the full schedule of Jetstar Australia and New
The unique new fare agreement will initially apply to itineraries
ticketed by oneworld carriers that
have existing interline agreements with Jetstar, including Qantas, American
Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Japan Airlines, LAN and Royal Jordanian. Plans
are being developed to extend the arrangement to itineraries being ticketed by
other oneworld member airlines.
participates in Global Explorer, the round-the-world fare offered by all oneworld partners with a number of
other airlines that are not members of the alliance, and also in the alliance’s
‘Visit Australia and New Zealand pass’
– but today’s development is the first time that any carrier which is not part
of oneworld is being added to the
alliance’s own oneworld-branded
mainstream fare packages.
involvement will add five destinations, all in Australia, and 56 routes in
Australasia – including a New Zealand domestic schedule – to these fares,
taking the network covered by:
oneworld Explorer to nearly 800 destinations in some
150 countries worldwide;
oneworld Circle Pacific to around 450 destinations in some
30 countries in South West Pacific, Asia and North and South America; and
oneworld Circle Asia and South Pacific to some 150
destinations in nearly 20 countries.
For lead-in prices for these and all other oneworld fares – or for an exact quote
for your own bespoke oneworld
Explorer trip – see oneworld.com
Group CEO Bruce Buchanan said Jetstar continued to break new ground by
introducing innovative product for its customers not traditionally offered by
low cost carriers.
“The oneworld alliance brings
together 12 of the world’s biggest and best airlines and jointly they and their
20 affiliate airlines fly to more than 750 destinations in almost 150
countries,” Mr Buchanan
“This unique new fare arrangement with the oneworld airline alliance will offer a
whole new range of far-reaching itineraries to customers from all around the
“Jetstar is now the largest low cost carrier based on revenue in Asia and
this new offering will give customers enhanced opportunities to travel with us
and at the same time provide us with further leadership in the value based
“Whilst Jetstar.com will remain
our primary distribution channel, through strategic interline and alliance fare
agreements such as this, we are tapping into new customer markets.”
passengers travelling on these fares, Jetstar will provide baggage allowances
comparable to other participating airlines, through check of baggage between all
international flights, through check of passengers between Qantas (QF) and Jetstar
(JQ) international flights and on select services, complimentary in-flight
offerings such as meals and comfort packs.
of any oneworld airline frequent
flyer programme can earn mileage rewards on eligible flights using these fares
– including on sectors using Jetstar (see notes) – and enjoy all the privileges
to which their membership status entitles them.
oneworld Vice-President Commercial Filip Lemmens
said: “oneworld’s fares are alliance market
leaders, and we offer a wider range than any of our competitors, giving
consumers the best selection of multi-airline packages from which to choose,
travelling all the way with best-in-class airlines from each region at great
value prices and with great flexibility, while generating valuable additional
revenue for participating airlines.
“The addition of Jetstar will make oneworld fares more attractive still, extending
their reach to even more of Asia and the Pacific’s exciting destinations,” Mr Lemmens said.
Buchanan made the announcement during an address to the Low Cost Airlines World
Asia Pacific Conference in Singapore.
growing distribution networks now total three codeshare partnerships and 21
1 Members of oneworld airline frequent
flyer programmes can earn mileage rewards on eligible Qantas-coded Jetstar
flights using these fares once their frequent flyer programme host airline has
implemented interline links with Jetstar.
Currently, this applies to American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Finnair,
Japan Airlines, LAN, Qantas and Royal Jordanian.
2 For full details,
terms and conditions of these fares, see oneworld.com