Melbourne,
14
December
2009
|
02:00
Australia/Melbourne

Jetstar launches low fare Melbourne-Brisbane services

  • Double daily value-for-money services to commence 1 July 2010

Australia’s low fares leader Jetstar will further expand its domestic Australian network with the launch of double daily Melbourne-Brisbane A320 services to commence from 1 July 2010 from Melbourne Airport.

The new services will provide Jetstar passengers with a choice of gateways into and out of Melbourne with a total of four daily services to now be operated from Brisbane to Melbourne (Avalon) Airport and Melbourne Airport.

Further extending the Qantas Group’s existing two flying brands in the Australian market, Jetstar will complement Qantas’ existing high-frequency full services CityFlyer offering on the route, as well as continuing to operate double daily services from Melbourne (Avalon) Airport.

JetSaver Light sale fares are now available from $49 one way at Jetstar.com. Sale between 0800 and 1200 today AEDT (Mon 14 December 2009) unless sold out prior. Terms & conditions apply.

The extra services mean the airline will offer 128,000 new seats annually between the cities.

Jetstar Chief Executive Officer Bruce Buchanan said the airline was committed to offering Australian holiday makers traveling between Melbourne and Brisbane the lowest fares and award-winning service.

“Customers can be assured of every day low fares between Melbourne-Brisbane covered by the Jetstar Price Beat Guarantee, which means we won’t be beaten by our competitors on price,” Mr Buchan said

“Applications such as our Low Fares Finder at Jetstar.com mean that it is easier than ever to determine when the lowest fares are available over a one-month period when flying Jetstar.”

The flight launch follows Jetstar’s recent announcement to introduce an extra 700,000 future seats on an annualized basis during the first half of 2010, representing the entry of four new A320 aircraft into the Jetstar fleet which will also support its future Melbourne-Brisbane services.

“Holiday makers heading to Queensland are major winners of the additional capacity that Jetstar will introduce next year, with Jetstar’s domestic operations to Queensland to further grow by more than 25 per cent as a result,” Mr Buchanan said.

Jetstar will offer a future 440 weekly interstate or intrastate flights across Queensland to Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Townsville, Cairns, Mackay, Whitsunday Coast, Hamilton Island and Rockhampton.

Every day JetSaver Light fares between Melbourne-Brisbane and Melbourne (Avalon)-Brisbane start from $89 one-way at Jetstar.com.

Jetstar’s new double daily Melbourne-Brisbane schedule (from 1 July 2010 – 3 October 2010) Departure and Arrival times shown

Melbourne-Brisbane 

  • JQ560 0650 – 0900
  • JQ566 1610 – 1820 

Brisbane-Melbourne

  • JQ561 0930 – 1200
  • JQ567 1850 – 2120
About Jetstar

The Jetstar Group is one of Asia Pacific’s fastest growing airline brands with one of the most extensive ranges of destinations in the region. It is made up of Jetstar Airways (subsidiary of the Qantas Group) in Australia and New Zealand, Jetstar Asia in Singapore, Jetstar Pacific in Vietnam, and Jetstar Japan in Japan. Jetstar branded carriers operate up to 5,000 flights a week to more than 85 destinations. The Jetstar Group carried more than 37 million passengers in financial year 2017.