Travellers will soon be able to book Jetstar flights directly on Alibaba Group’s online travel service platform, Fliggy, following the formation of a new partnership between the two companies, which will give Jetstar access to some of Alibaba Group’s 617 million mobile active users in China.
Jetstar Group CEO, Gareth Evans, said partnering with Fliggy gave the low-cost carrier an exciting opportunity to connect with the growing numbers of younger Chinese travellers.
“This partnership demonstrates our ongoing commitment to China and the broader Asian region helping us bring low fares to more people.”
Mr. Jerry Hu, Vice President of Alibaba Group, said Australia was a fast-growing market for Fliggy.
“With its wealth of unique travel experiences – from urban attractions to natural wonders – the number of users booking travels to Australia and New Zealand on Fliggy increased by more than 50% in the last year,” Mr. Hu said.
The Jetstar Group of airlines offers more than 30 return flights a week into 11 Chinese cities, including Shanghai, Sanya and Zhengzhou, from Singapore, Vietnam, Japan and Australia.