In Australia Jetstar now half the size of Qantas

first_img<a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Qantas Friday reported its traffic for February, and for the first time its saw its subsidiary Jetstar flying 632,000 passengers, exactly half of what mainline Qantas flew in the month.This major milestone for the low-cost carrier is a first, and while international operations for Jetstar have been growing by leaps and bounds, this domestic figure has crept up more slowly but with no less impact.Domestic Qantas grew by 0.4% in the past month when compared to a year earlier, carrying 1.264 million passengers, compared to the 3.5% growth seen in Jetstar Domestic when compared to 2009.Internationally the figures and growth patterns are more dramatic, with Qantas international losing 20.7% of passengers carrying 462,000 in the month, while Jetstar grew passenger numbers by 101% up to 310,000 passengers carried.In all, the group carried 3.2 million passengers for the month, growing its passengers carried by 7.7%. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.Xlast_img read more