Jetstar launches new flying base at Adelaide Airport with 130 new jobs

By / 7th of April, 2014

JETSTAR has launched a new flying base at the Adelaide Airport, trebling the size of their South Australian work force and creating over 130 new jobs.

The airline has invested over $500,000 in the base, which will involve the hiring of 85 new service staff, relocation of 5 cabin crew and 40 pilots from interstate and the transfer of a number of aircraft from Darwin.

Minister for Employment Gail Gago was joined by Jetstar Australia and New Zealand CEO David Hall at the launch.

“Through an invest of more than $500,000 in this new cabin crew base, Jetstar have shown continued confidence in Adelaide,” she said.

“This is a great announcement for local jobs.”

Jetstar announced the move last December in response to their increased services through Adelaide Airport.

Adelaide Airport is South Australia’s largest single site employment precinct with approximately 6,200 working within the precinct, and a further 2,5000 directly employed as a result of the private sector at the airport.