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2 August 2007
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 Jetstar Australian fleet to operate Cairns-Darwin-Singapore
                  route from 1 February 2008
From 1 February 2008 Jetstar’s Australian based operations will service the daily Cairns-Darwin-Singapore
route, currently operated by Jetstar Asia.

Jetstar commenced daily operations on the Cairns-Darwin-Singapore route from 29 October 2006 with
Jetstar Asia operating the service on behalf of Jetstar, with the carrier’s Australian operations managing the
responsibility for marketing the service and utilising existing traffic rights.

The introduction of the daily return service replaced an existing Qantas service operating 5 times weekly
and increased overall Qantas Group seat capacity on the route by almost 10 per cent.

From 1 February 2008 the Airbus A320 service will be operated from Cairns by Jetstar, supported via
additional Airbus A320 to be based in tropical Australia’s air gateway.

Jetstar will also add a new domestic route from 1 February 2008 with the capacity to now operate a daily
Cairns-Darwin return service as part of its Cairns-Darwin-Singapore operation, increasing to 5 domestic
markets served by the value based carrier from its growing Cairns hub.

The additional A320 will further grow Jetstar’s existing Cairns aircraft and crew base already supporting
one A320 and A330-200 long haul international services between Cairns and western Japan.

Jetstar Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce said transferring the daily Cairns-Darwin-Singapore service into
its Australian operations would create a minimum twelve additional permanent pilot positions in Cairns
whilst also enhancing the carrier’s service offering on international routes to and from Cairns.

Mr Joyce said Jetstar would also create 70 additional cabin crew positions based in Cairns to support its
new long haul Cairns international operations to Japan including today’s inaugural Cairns-Nagoya service.

“Jetstar’s existing pilot and crew numbers in Cairns will soon move well beyond 100 personnel through
Jetstar’s growing commitment to international flying from tropical Australia’s air gateway,” Mr Joyce said.

“Our new operation on the Cairns-Darwin-Singapore route will mirror Jetstar’s successful short haul
international offering on the trans Tasman which includes all leather seating for passengers in single class,
meal, snacks and beverage options and audio and video on demand entertainment available inflight for
purchase.”

Specific arrangements will continue for Qantas code share passengers on the service and a Qantas code
share remains in line with all existing Jetstar international and domestic services.

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