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JETGO Airlines to launch Brisbane-Karratha-Singapore services

Old 4th Apr 2018, 09:29
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Still moving forward by the looks of it

https://www.pilbaranews.com.au/?news...-ng-b88794238z
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Old 4th Apr 2018, 23:11
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Originally Posted by Icarus2001 View Post
Probably the paint shop would be a good place to watch?

Have they started type rating crews yet would be the question? If so where? No sim in Australia anymore.
Apparently hiring direct entry type rated crews and doing sim check in Sanya China.
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Old 4th Apr 2018, 23:54
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What is the word in the West? Someone told me a turn around is starting.
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Old 6th Apr 2018, 12:06
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Well seats are now on sale for BNE - KTA so things must be moving along.

https://jetgo.com/media-release-comm...atha-services/
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Old 7th Apr 2018, 13:53
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Interesting that launch fares are around $450 one way. Maybe they have signed a contract and have sold most of the aircraft.
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Old 13th Apr 2018, 06:00
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JetGo's latest E145LR (MSN 145307 Built 2000) appears to be on its way to Brisbane from Regional One in Florida as JGO45. From the flight trackers it seems to have got here via Alaska, Russia, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines and a last leg from Horn Island to BNE. Still has US rego N16999.
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Old 13th Apr 2018, 07:37
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apparently the new KTA terminal needs some mods as when they built it the areas for ABF etc aren't big enough
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Old 15th Apr 2018, 04:27
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Well it looks like they have until September to get KTA airport ready for international Ops, according to the schedule for the BNE KTA flights which changes in September to (presumably) allow for SIN.
Any sign of an aircraft?
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Old 16th Apr 2018, 04:06
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I think they've stated publicly that they won't be launching in September.
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Old 16th Apr 2018, 10:00
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I've heard they are scrambling to recruit and crew the 190 and 145 as half the pilot group walked early this year for other jobs.
Yes people still pay to get a job even in the year 2018. This practice needs to stop immediately as it's no benefit to either party in the medium or long term. More importantly not for the airline especially if they are aiming to rapidly expand and succeed long term as a business.
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 02:18
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Grrr

Originally Posted by Thrillho View Post
Around 70% of pilots actually. Some straight up resigned out of safety concerns. Throw a sacking or two in there also.
Ha safety concerns? Wouldn’t happened to be talking about 2 depressurisation events in the last year?
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 07:59
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I think they've stated publicly that they won't be launching in September.
Have you got a link? Below they are saying the opposite.

https://jetgo.com/media-release-comm...atha-services/
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 08:15
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no you're right that's what they seem to be saying
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 08:35
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What's the rush to international ops?

Being the only 140/145's in the country, wouldn't it be wise to pick off turboprop operators on sectors where they have a significant comparative advantage? Stay local. Build the network, the expertise and the fleet. Get that scaled first, then go off O/S.

To some degree, I get a feeling of 'disruption' rather than 'empire building'. Launching new routes makes for great marketing news and yes, may give a sense of vibrancy. But its surely better to be ahead of the game than watch your competitors sail past. Remember when Saab 340's were rare, exclusive and so marketing leading. Very quickly they weren't, as once more, other operators acquired the type and the playing field quickly leveled out again.

What ever happened to the goal of ten 145 airframes by 'the end of the year'?
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 10:10
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Picking off turboprop operators? They have just pulled out of BN-TW because FlyCorporate has them beat with the operating costs of a 340.

I wish them the best of luck competing in this tough regulatory environment.
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 21:45
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BN-TW failed because they didn't have a competitive advantage. The Saab is the right machine for that sector length. It was always on the cards once the competition arrived but to be fair, if they made a heap of money from the route and had a new market to step into after BN-TW ceased, then o.k.

Did a new route commence to replace Tamworth?
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Old 18th Apr 2018, 02:23
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QUOTE "What ever happened to the goal of ten 145 airframes by 'the end of the year'?"

Well I guess you need pilots to fly the proposed 10 145's. As Thrillho mentioned around 70% of their pilots have left.
Also, it takes time to convince youngsters to part with 50K of their cash in order to secure a job paying 75K per year flying a commuter jet with a company that people don't want to stay with medium/long term. Makes sense.
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Old 19th Apr 2018, 00:07
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Originally Posted by "Littlebird" View Post
QUOTE "What ever happened to the goal of ten 145 airframes by 'the end of the year'?"

Well I guess you need pilots to fly the proposed 10 145's. As Thrillho mentioned around 70% of their pilots have left.
Also, it takes time to convince youngsters to part with 50K of their cash in order to secure a job paying 75K per year flying a commuter jet with a company that people don't want to stay with medium/long term. Makes sense.
Jetgo charges for a type rating?
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Old 19th Apr 2018, 07:15
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What's the rush to international ops?
From what I have read the impetus is coming from City of Karratha (COK).

COK spent large amounts of money upgrading their airport terminal.

Karratha's $35m airport terminal upgrade complete amid hopes for international flights to take off - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

They had Silkair lined up to start flights from Singapore from March this year. They changed their mind and pulled out.

https://thewest.com.au/news/pilbara-...-ng-b88579791z

Which left an opening for Jetgo. It is not clear which party opened the conversation and it does not really matter. The opportunity is there for an operator to have their risk minimised as COK plan to "underwrite" the operation to some degree. So that gives Jetgo a low risk opening into larger jet operations.
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Old 19th Apr 2018, 07:20
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Jetgo charges for a type rating?
Apparently this is the case Havick, 30K plus AUD with rating completed somewhere in Europe. Not sure of the details.
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