PERHAPS IT IS IRISH CEO ALAN Joyce's infectious enthusiasm, or maybe it is parent company Qantas's determination to succeed. Or it might be the Australian passion for travel regardless of adversity, or simply a robust domestic economy. Whatever the explanation, Jetstar is soaring, posting a pre-tax profit of A$87.4 million ($74.2 million) for the year ended June 30, an increase of A$75.1 million on the previous year. The result was net of A$28 million in startup costs for Jetstar ...

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