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Jetstar HK debacle underlines perils of LCC franchising in Asia

Jetstar HK debacle underlines perils of LCC franchising in Asia

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

Despite the denials the truth emerges about idle Jetstars

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?

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

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

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

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.