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The return of the star

Lufthansa Technik Philippines welcomes back the return of Jetstar Airways for scheduled base maintenance checks for two of the carrier’s A320 aircraft.

LTP’s fifth hangar bay housed one of Jetstar’s A320 at the beginning of the third quarter of this year for a scheduled 4C-check. The successful layover was followed by another narrowbody aircraft of the type for the same maintenance event.

Jetstar Airways was the launch customer of LTP’s MRO Lite product last year. As a satisfied customer, they have returned to LTP under the same layover program incorporated from the new low- cost carrier product line where a more lean, efficient and faster layover have been tailor-fit to the needs of LCCs’ A320 fleets. This included shortened turnaround times (TAT), access to a tooling and materials pool and competitive rates. Overall, this product has been proven effective to an LCC business model through Jetstar’s accomplished checks since its launch.

“Jetstar Airways is a very successful young airline that shows tremendous growth. We’re looking forward to continue their success story by teaming up and building an intense partnership through our dedication to deliver beyond expected results,” says Sebastian Radeke, LTP Business Development and senior sales executive.

LTP is also Jetstar’s line maintenance provider as the value-based carrier launched revenue flights to Manila this year.

Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, Jetstar Airways is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Qantas Group, with its Australian low fare operations first commencing in May 2004. It operates across 17 Australian domestic destinations and 15 short and long haul overseas destinations. With 59 aircraft in its fleet, it utilizes Airbus A320s, A321s and A330-200s. Jetstar is currently the 3rd largest airline by domestic market share and a top 5 international airline by capacity share.

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4th Quarter 2011
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