When Qantas launched Jetstar back in 2003, it began a process of removing Qantas flights from many routes in favour of the orange-coloured, cheaper alternative. Now it looks like that process might get reversed to some destinations.
At the Australian, Damon Kitney reports via an interview with Jetstar chief Bruce Buchanan that Qantas is looking at more overlapping routes with Jetstar, having already resumed flights to Hamilton Island last year. It names Broome as a likely area where the two airlines will overlap in the future.
If Qantas is serious about pursuing this strategy, I hope the Gold Coast is near the top of the list. I was pleasantly surprised by the Gold Coast Jetstar lounge, but I’d still rather have a full-scale Qantas service.
What destinations would you like to see returned to by Qantas? Park your thoughts in the comments.
Qantas navigates a return on routes ceded to Jetstar [The Australian]