Good news for travelers who travel route Kuala Lumpur – Sydney because come September, Jetstar will start flying this route and cheaper airlines ticket will definitely be available for travelers comparing to sky high ticket prices by full service airline. Jetstar announced yesterday that they will start flying Kuala Lumpur – Sydney sector in September 2007 thrice weekly on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. In relation to the announcement, Jetstar is offering cheap airline tickets at RM88 one way for booking made at their website for traveling in February and September.This does not include taxes and surcharges which come to a total of RM409.50. For October and November, price will start from RM488 excluding taxes and surcharges. For comparison, return economy airfare for the same sector by Malaysia Airlines is RM2734.80.
Jetstar is also offering 36 business class seats at RM1488 one way excluding taxes. This is weird because I thought low cost concept will only offer one class which is economy. Also, eventhough Jetstar claimed themself as a low cost carrier, they have opted for KLIA instead of Low Cost Carriers Terminal because according to them, the landing and parking charges at KLIA is too insignificant comparing to LCCT. After I have done some research, now I do understand why Jetstar is behaving like that. Jetstar is actually an airline fully owned by Qantas but managed separately. Maybe their management mentality has not reduced their cost as yet. But as long as cheaper airfare being offerred by Jetstar, travelers will have nothing to complaint.