New Jetstar Distribution Strategy

LOW Cost carrier Jetstar will pay travel agents A$25 for every passenger segment booked on its new long haul flights via www.jetstar.com or A$20 for bookings made through a GDS.

It will also offer agents nett fares as part of a ‘comprehensive wholesale program … over all Jetstar routes”, introduce an industry standard Billing and Settlement Plan from July 1, and extend its GDS connectivity through a fresh agreement with Abacus.

November launch destinations for Jetstar from Sydney and Melbourne include Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City), Japan (Osaka), Thailand (Bangkok and Phuket), Hawaii and Bali.

“Critically these initiatives will be implemented with Jetstar achieving the lowest cost base of any international carrier operating into or from Australia,” said Bruce Buchanan, Jetstar’s General Manager – Commercial.

These latest developments follow the recent launch by Jetstar of package holidays.

“The addition of holidays is crucial for our international business – in some markets customers travelling on package holidays can comprise 70% of the market,” Mr Buchanan said.

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