Topic archives: Jetstar Hong Kong

Jetstar HK debacle underlines perils of LCC franchising in Asia

Jetstar HK debacle underlines perils of LCC franchising in Asia

June 26, 2015 21

After years of sometimes bombastic rhetoric about how Qantas would control its Jetstar franchises in Asia through what would have been puppet managements the prolonged efforts to set up a Jetstar Hong Kong operation have been rejected by its authorities.

Jetstar’s Hong Kong carrier refused permission to operate

Jetstar’s Hong Kong carrier refused permission to operate

June 25, 2015 10

Jetstar’s application to operate a Hong Kong subsidiary has been rejected by Hong Kong’s Air Transport Licensing Authority. It’s a serious blow to Qantas’s significant investments in setting up a network of low cost trans border Jetstar franchises in Asia.

Qantas faces ACCC opposition to China Eastern ‘coordination’

Qantas faces ACCC opposition to China Eastern ‘coordination’

March 24, 2015 9

Qantas faces some substantial objections to its proposed ‘coordination’ arrangement with China Eastern from Australia’s competition guardian the ACCC, which has served notice that it proposes to deny its application its approval.

Why Jetstar Hong Kong should have been approved two years ago

Why Jetstar Hong Kong should have been approved two years ago

August 23, 2014 8

Scenario  Consider the contrary proposition, that Jetstar Hong Kong should have been ’embraced’ by the SAR’s authorities and its prime opponent, Cathay Pacific, two years ago.

Jetstar HK partner opts for own China low cost carrier

Jetstar HK partner opts for own China low cost carrier

July 3, 2014 8

China Eastern 中国东方航空公司 , a partner in the much delayed Jetstat HK venture, is launching its own low cost carrier in the PRC.

Hong Kong’s only LCC explains why it’s such a bad idea

January 14, 2014 6

After Hong Kong’s civil aviation DG said there may be no room for Jetstar HK  at its airport, the SAR’s only low cost carrier, Hong Kong Express, has explained why it was the right idea in the wrong location.

Despite the denials the truth emerges about idle Jetstars

January 10, 2014 47

Instead of being 'operational spares' as Qantas has absurdly claimed, we have a South China Morning Post story based on access to supposedly puppet partner, Shun Tak holdings, in which the losses are described as 'crippling'.

Jetstar HK saga, is there room for ANYONE at Hong Kong?

Jetstar HK saga, is there room for ANYONE at Hong Kong?

December 29, 2013 15

Jetstar Hong Kong might seem like it is in trouble, but isn't the real issue the looming lack of room for all airlines trying to serve the SAR?

Jetstar Hong Kong replaces chairman

Jetstar Hong Kong replaces chairman

August 24, 2013 10

The different approaches of Singapore and Hong Kong to a Jetstar franchise could be compared to speed dating versus prolonged pre-nuptial contract negotiations. Hong Kong is being hard to 'get', but there is official optimism in Jetstar that it will get 'got'

Qantas resolves Jetstar HK issues with 33.3% sale to Stanley Ho entity

June 6, 2013

Macau tycoon Stanley Ho’s Shun Tak Holdings company has become a one third equal equity investor in the stalled Jetstar Hong Kong project with Qantas and China Eastern airlines.

More procedural delays for Jetstar Hong Kong

June 5, 2013 2

As a supposedly critical addition to the Jetstar franchise, the delays to its Hong Kong airline project getting up in conjunction with China Eastern makes hold ups in taking delivery of the Qantas low cost brand’s 787s seem minor.

Jetstar Hong Kong, waiting, waiting

Jetstar Hong Kong, waiting, waiting

May 30, 2013

A stand alone Hong Kong LCC is far from the original plan unveiled last year but by the same token the strategic logic behind choosing Hong Kong as a base for low cost operations in China was always fundamentally flawed. If it made sense to set up an LCC in Hong Kong to serve the China market you can bet that Cathay Pacific or a local tycoon - or even a Tony Fernandes - would have seized the opportunity a long time ago.

Asia gets less safe for ‘capital light’ airline ventures

May 14, 2013 1

Qantas remains officially confident about its plans for ‘capital light’ expansion in Asia, and Virgin Australia places its hopes on alliances to participate in the boom times, but are events leaving them behind?

Qantas pressures Virgin Australia with new China codeshares

Qantas pressures Virgin Australia with new China codeshares

April 3, 2013 6

Qantas has leveraged its China Eastern relationship to put pressure on Virgin Australia’s Asia ambitions with new code shares to Shanghai and Beijing.

Cathay Dragon stalks new and less new HK competitors

Cathay Dragon stalks new and less new HK competitors

February 17, 2013 2

All the signs are now aligned for a mega brawl to break out in Hong Kong skies by the middle of the year to wish nei hou 你好! to Jetstar Hong Kong. Gulp.

Jetstar Hong Kong to face at least two new competitors

Jetstar Hong Kong to face at least two new competitors

December 14, 2012 1

Qantas's idea of a Jetstar franchise in Hong Kong looks like being so good that it is going to be imitated by two new HK low cost carriers at the same time.

Cathay Pacific response to Jetstar Hong Kong looms

Cathay Pacific response to Jetstar Hong Kong looms

November 23, 2012 2

Some day soon, the Jetstar Hong Kong project has a strong chance of being approved, but also of triggering a massive and industry changing response in airline activity concerning China

Jetstar Hong Kong lodges AOC, on track for 2013

July 19, 2012

Jetstar says its Hong Kong venture had its application for an AOC accepted today. (Meaning it lodged the paperwork, not that it was approved.) If some of the stories circulating in the places of power overlooking the fragrant harbour are true, this also means Australia is one step closer to a 100% Cathay Pacific owned […]

Qantas CEO about to get ‘annihilation’ message

June 11, 2012 28

Sometime today at the IATA annual jamboree in Beijing, somewhere on the side lines, or in the side rooms, Qantas group CEO Alan Joyce will get the same message some of his colleagues have already received from a large airline based in Hong Kong. Which is that if against the administrative odds, its gets permission […]

Jetstar Hong Kong under fire from SAR establishment paper

April 19, 2012 8

It has taken some time for a considered response  from the Hong Kong government to the Jetstar Hong Kong plan to appear in its well connected and long established English language daily the South China Morning Post but this editorial would not be welcome at Qantas. Jetstar Hong Kong should have no claim on home-ground […]