(MELBOURNE) Australia's newest budget airline caused a ticketing stampede, selling more than 60,000 cut-price fares and receiving more than 5.5 million hits on its website.
Jetstar chief executive Alan Joyce said the company had been inundated with inquiries since the A$29 (S$3 tickets went on sale on Thursday.
Cut-price competitor Virgin Blue also sold 60,000 tickets by Thursday night after it announced a deal for twice as many seats at the same price.
If both airlines sold all of their 60,000 tickets at A$29 each, they would have generated turnover of nearly A$1.9 million each within 24 hours.
Jetstar, based in Melbourne, starts flying on May 25 with flights from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne to 10 eastern-state destinations.