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27th March 2012
Qantas and China Eastern Airlines are launching a new airline that will be 50% cheaper than existing full service carriers
Australia's Qantas have joined forces with China Eastern Airlines to establish a new super cheap carrier based in Hong Kong. The brainchild, Jetstar Hong Kong, will be the first low-cost carrier to be based in Hong Kong and will offer a number of routes around Asia, including China, at half the cost of existing full service carriers.
"We see tremendous potential for the Qantas Group in Asia and we are looking forward to working more closely with China Eastern Airlines to deliver on it," Alan Joyce, Qantas' chief executive officer said.
Jetstar Hong Kong will fly short-haul routes to China, Japan, South Korea and south-east Asia. When it launches in 2013, the airline will begin with a fleet of three aeroplanes and expand to 18 by 2015.
The Jetstar Group, owned by Qantas, already has budget airline services in other parts of Asia. Last year, the carrier joined with Japan Airlines to form Jetstar Japan and already operates routes in Vietnam, New Zealand and Singapore.
Hong Kong is a major world aviation hub, with some 40 million passengers welcomed through its borders every year.
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