Jetstar Asia has today announced that their CEO Barathan Pasupathi will step down after a 12-year tenure at the airline.

It is understood that the replacement has been found already for Pasupathi, of which John Simeone will become the new leader of the subsidiary carrier.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Jetstar Asia CEO Steps Down After 12-Year Tenure…


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Dennis Choo, the Chairman of Jetstar Asia had this to say on the current moves being made in the executive leadership team:

“As a passionate and energetic leader, Bara has been a true champion of our brand and our people and has ensured Jetstar Asia is positioned for success as we look forward to an exciting future by increasing our fleet, launching new destinations, and welcoming new team members.  

“I thank Bara for his exceptional contribution to Jetstar Asia over many years. 

“John is a fantastic people leader and joins Jetstar Asia with over 30 years of aviation experience, including a deep knowledge of the Singapore and Asian aviation markets.  

“John’s appointment provides continuity to the business and strong leadership to Jetstar Asia as we continue an exciting chapter of growth at the airline.” 

Adding to this was Pasupathi himself, who has reflected on a strong tenure at the carrier:

“Jetstar Asia is an incredible airline full of passionate and talented people and plays a key role here in Singapore, providing low fares for Singaporeans and connecting to the broader Qantas Group in Asia.  

“My focus will be to continue the exciting journey we’ve started, building capacity and connectivity out of Changi Airport so we can keep offering great low fares to amazing destinations across the region.  

“I’m looking forward to leading the Jetstar Asia team and continuing to deliver great experiences for our customers.” 

All eyes will be on how Simeone will change the way things work at the airline.

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