LONDON – In what was generally a difficult year for the airline sector, Australian low-cost carrier Jetstar has offered some overall insights into their year for 2022.
Demand for air travel in 2022 was strong, with Jetstar operating close to 130,000 flights and carrying 19 million passengers, almost double the number of passengers who flew in 2021.
One in every three fares booked was under $100, and 1.5 million of those sold for under $50, demonstrating Jetstar’s ongoing commitment to providing affordable travel.
One of the most popular menu items was Jetstar’s cheese and crackers, with nearly 700,000served, followed by half a million of our famous toasties, and 136,000 litres of coffee.
Following a 600-day hiatus when borders to Singapore and Fiji reopened, Jetstar is now flying to 14 international destinations, with Bali still top of the must visit list, and the airlines’ domestic network has continued to expand.
Nine domestic routes were launched in 2022, including the expansion of our Canberra services and direct flights from Melbourne to Busselton were also introduced, bringing the total number of domestic destinations in Jetstar’s network to 21.
Jetstar’s CEO Stephanie Tully said it was great to be able to offer more low fares to more destinations, more often.
“2022 was a unique year for the aviation industry as we ramped up our operation after almost two years of little to no flying. And Australians wasted no time getting back in the air, which has seen us flying close to 100 per cent of our pre-COVID levels,” said Tully last month.
“This year has been about reunions, long-awaited holidays and making memories, and we’re incredibly proud of the role we’ve played in helping to make those experiences happen,” she concluded.
2022 – Jetstar year in review
The carrier has summarised the following facts and figures for 2022:
Most popular domestic route:
- Melbourne to Sydney
- Sydney to the Gold Coast
Most popular international route:
- Melbourne to Bali (Denpasar)
- Close to 130,000 flights operated, that’s one flight every four minutes
- one in three fares sold were or under $100
- over 1.5 million fares sold for under $50
- close to 19 million passengers, enough to fill the Melbourne Cricket Ground 190 times.
- 140,000 babies
- 250 service dogs
- over 140 million kilograms of baggage was checked in, equivalent to more than one thousand Boeing 787s
- nearly 170 million kilometres or over 4,000 trips around the world
- 750,000 coffees
- 700,000 cheese and crackers
- more than half a million Jetstar toasties
- most watched program on our in-flight Entertainment was Bluey
Closing out the year
In other closing news for the carrier in 2022, Jetstar took a Christmas delivery of two new Airbus A321neo’s.
The closeout to the year was marred somewhat, when a Jetstar flight from Melbourne to Bali, Indonesia was forced to make an unscheduled return to Melbourne after landing approval was denied.
The carrier had apparently failed to communicate a switch from the planned A321 aircraft to the larger widebody Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
About the Jetstar Group
The Jetstar Group is one of Asia Pacific’s fastest growing airline brands with one of the most extensive ranges of destinations in the region.
It is made up of Jetstar Airways (subsidiary of the Qantas Group) in Australia and New Zealand, Jetstar Asia in Singapore, Jetstar Pacific in Vietnam, and Jetstar Japan in Japan.
Jetstar branded carriers operate up to 5,000 flights a week to more than 85 destinations. The Jetstar Group carried more than 37 million passengers in financial year 2017.