JETGO Australia

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JETGO Australia
JETGO Australia logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Ceased operations1 June 2018 (passenger operations)
5 July 2018 (liquidation)
Fleet size5
Parent companyJETGO Australia Holdings Pty Ltd
HeadquartersEagle Farm, Queensland, Australia
Key peopleJason Ryder (CEO)
Arron Mulder (COO)

JETGO Australia was 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 offered charter services, particularly fly-in fly-out (FIFO) operations in support of the mining and resources sectors.

JETGO operated 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


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] The Supreme Court of New South Wales ruled that JETGO to be liquidated, following the creditors report by the administrators that showed JETGO owed A$38 million to creditors and may have been trading while insolvent since 30 June 2016.[11][12]


Embraer ERJ 145LR at Wagga Wagga Airport

As of 1 June 2018, the JETGO fleet consists of the following aircraft:[13][14]

JETGO Australia fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers
Embraer ERJ 135LR
Embraer ERJ 140LR
Embraer ERJ 145LR
Embraer 190
Total 5 2


During the period of operation JETGO flew to the following destinations:


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  2. ^ Hall, Peter. "JetGo Australia signed off by Civil Aviation Safety Authority". The Courier Mail. 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.
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  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. ^ McIlwain, Kate (3 July 2018). "JetGo 'trading insolvent' for almost two years before collapse". Daily Liberal. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  12. ^ Rayner, Lynn (5 July 2018). "Supreme Court ruling winds up Jetgo Airlines and appoints liquidator". Daily Liberal. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  13. ^ Australian civil aircraft register search, using "Jetgo" as the search keyword. Search conducted 1 June 2018
  14. ^ "Jetgo takes delivery of second Embraer ERJ-140LR". Australian Aviation. 20 January 2017.
  15. ^ "Jetgo's Wagga to Brisbane service officially confirmed, details revealed". Daily Advertiser. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  16. ^ "JetGo unveiled as chosen airline for Illawarra passenger service". Illawarra Mercury. Retrieved 6 July 2017.

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