Qantas base stays in Sydney and Jetstar in Melbourne

Qantas has announced its Sydney head office will stay put and while Jetstar will continue to be based in Melbourne, despite feverish pitches by other destinations in NSW, Victoria and Queensland to get them to relocate.

Qantas head office will continue to be based in Sydney’s Mascot, Jetstar will be based in Melbourne’s Collingwood and its heavy aircraft maintenance based at Brisbane Airport.

“Each state put a lot of effort into their offers,” Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce said.

“Moving one or both of our headquarters was always a live option and there were times in the process where that seemed to be the most likely outcome.

“Ultimately, once the final offers were assessed on a like-for-like basis, the set of decisions we made was the most beneficial to the Group overall.”