Victoria,
28
March
2016
|
15:00
Australia/Melbourne

Jetstar doubles destinations out of Avalon with new Adelaide and Hobart flights

“These services also provide local business owners with convenient, reliable and affordable links to new markets. We’re proud to play a role supporting these local firms as they look to expand from their base in Geelong.”
David Hall, Jetstar Australia and New Zealand CEO

Geelong travellers will have better access to even more Australian holiday hot spots from today as Jetstar starts new services to Hobart and Adelaide from Avalon Airport.

The low fares airline announced its four weekly Hobart and three weekly Adelaide services in December 2015 and bookings have been strong since fares went on sale.

Jetstar Australia and New Zealand CEO David Hall said more than 15,000 fares had been sold on the two new routes in the lead up to the Easter weekend launch.

“We’ve been really pleased to see locals back these services and our Avalon team is looking forward to welcoming thousands of passengers onboard flights to Adelaide and Hobart during the busy Victorian school holiday period,” Mr Hall said.

“The tourism offerings in Hobart and Adelaide are among the best in Australia and we’re delighted so many local families will get the chance to experience them more often with our low fares.

“Importantly, these services also provide local business owners with convenient, reliable and affordable links to new markets. We’re proud to play a role supporting these local firms as they look to expand from their base in Geelong, win new business and better service customers interstate.”

Victorian Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren welcomed Jetstar’s continued expansion out of Avalon Airport.

“These new services mean more visitors from South Australia and Tasmania will be able to see for themselves that we have something for everyone and the best of everything right here in Victoria,” Minister Eren said.

“With these new routes, Jetstar now offers more than 450,000 seats a year into Avalon Airport from four Australian cities. This presents a huge opportunity for us to grow visitor numbers and support local jobs in our tourism and hospitality sectors.”

The launch of the Adelaide and Hobart services fulfills Jetstar’s commitment to offer more destinations and flights from Avalon as part of its 10-year agreement with the Victorian Government and airport owners Linfox.

With the Adelaide and Hobart flights, Jetstar now offers more than 900,000 seats a year in and out of Avalon Airport. Jetstar also offers 35 flights a week to Sydney and seven flights a week to the Gold Coast from Avalon Airport.

Flight

Launch date

Frequency

Depart

Arrive

Avalon-Adelaide (JQ632)

27 March 2016

3 per week

9:05

9:55

Adelaide-Avalon (JQ633)

27 March 2016

3 per week

10:25

12:10

Avalon-Hobart (JQ627)

28 March 2016

4 per week

9:05

10:20

Hobart-Avalon (JQ626)

28 March 2016

4 per week

10:50

12:10

SALE INFORMATION

Jetstar is offering sale fares to Hobart from $29* and Adelaide from $39* for select flights between 28 April 2016 and 21 June 2016 as part of its Easter sale ending Monday 28 March 2016. Fares are one-way, checked baggage not included. Fares and full conditions available on Jetstar.com.

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