JETGO Australia

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JETGO Australia
JETGO Australia logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
JG JGO JETGO
Founded 2011
Ceased operations 1 June 2018 (passenger operations)
Fleet size 5
Destinations 12
Parent company JETGO Australia Holdings Pty Ltd
Headquarters Eagle Farm, Queensland, Australia
Key people Jason Ryder (CEO)
Arron Mulder (COO)
Website www.jetgo.com

JETGO Australia is a regional airline and air charter company based at Eagle Farm, Queensland near Brisbane Airport.

The airline operated scheduled domestic passenger services in the Eastern states of Australia, which was suspended when the airline was placed under voluntary administration on 1 June 2018. It also offers charter services, particularly fly-in fly-out (FIFO) operations in support of the mining and resources sectors.

JETGO operates a fleet of Embraer Regional Jets, with a capacity of between 36 and 50 passengers.[1]

JETGO Embraer 135LR at Brisbane Airport, April 2012
Embraer ERJ 140LR at Wagga Wagga Airport

Overview[edit]

The company took delivery of its first 37-seat Embraer 135 aircraft in March 2012. and was granted an air operator's certificate (AOC) by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) in May that year.[2] As of July 2012, JETGO Australia was operating FIFO and charter services throughout Australia.[3][4] Despite having a business model initially focused on charter operations, following approval by CASA in October 2014, JETGO announced it would begin establishing regular public transport services. The company plans to grow its fleet to as many as 10 aircraft, focusing on longer regional routes in Queensland and New South Wales of between 400 km and 1200 km that are too long to be serviced comfortably by turboprop aircraft.[5]

JETGO announced two original routes from Sydney to Roma and Tamworth, both scheduled to commence in November 2014. After delaying the start of Sydney-Roma route however, the airline announced that the services would not proceed.[6] In February 2015, JETGO also announced that it would suspend its Sydney-Gladstone service, citing poor patronage.[7]

Shortly after announcing its inaugural routes, JETGO announced that it would operate services between Brisbane and Tamworth, with up to 10 flights per week. The launch of the route was timed to coincide with the annual country music festival in January 2015.[8]

On 1 June 2018 the airline was placed under voluntary administration, and all scheduled passenger operations were suspended. Jonathan McLeod and Bill Karageozis from McLeod Partners have been appointed the airline’s administrators.[9][10]

Fleet[edit]

Embraer ERJ 145LR at Wagga Wagga Airport

As of 1 June 2018, the JETGO fleet consists of the following aircraft:[11][12]

JETGO Australia fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers
Embraer ERJ 135LR
2
0
37
Embraer ERJ 140LR
1
0
44
Embraer ERJ 145LR
2
0
50
Embraer 190
0
2
96
Total 5 2

Destinations[edit]

JETGO operated to the following destinations:

Future destinations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.jetgo.com/our-company
  2. ^ Hall, Peter. "JetGo Australia signed off by Civil Aviation Safety Authority". The Courier Mail. news.com.au. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "JetGo leases Embraer ERJ-135 for FIFO". Australian Aviation Magazine. 16 February 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Schalch, John (1 July 2012). "JetGo Cloncurry flights near". The North West Star. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Brisbane-based JETGO targets regional services in Queensland and NSW". The Courier Mail. 12 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Jetgo drops Sydney-Roma flights". Australian Aviation. 20 November 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.gladstoneobserver.com.au/news/jetgo-suspends-gladstone-sydney-service/2531672/
  8. ^ "Jetgo to connect Brisbane and Tamworth with direct flights". Australian Aviation. 5 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "Media Statement: JETGO Australia Holdings Pty Ltd has entered into Voluntary Administration". JETGO Australia. 1 June 2018. Archived from the original on 1 June 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018. 
  10. ^ Atfield, Cameron (1 June 2018). "Brisbane-based airline Jetgo enters into voluntary administration". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 1 June 2018. 
  11. ^ Australian civil aircraft register search, using "Jetgo" as the search keyword. Search conducted 1 June 2018
  12. ^ "Jetgo takes delivery of second Embraer ERJ-140LR". Australian Aviation. 20 January 2017. 
  13. ^ "Jetgo's Wagga to Brisbane service officially confirmed, details revealed". Daily Advertiser. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  14. ^ "JetGo unveiled as chosen airline for Illawarra passenger service". Illawarra Mercury. Retrieved 6 July 2017. 
  15. ^ "Commencement date for Brisbane – Karratha services". Jetgo. Retrieved 18 May 2018. 
  16. ^ Australian Aviation

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