Melbourne,
02
February
2009

Jetstar takes off with new services to Adelaide and Cairns

Australia’s low fares airline Jetstar this week celebrates the further growth of its domestic services from its expanding operations in Perth, with the commencement of a new daily service to Adelaide and introduction of 3 times weekly direct Perth-Cairns services commencing 6 February 2009.

Jetstar now operates a total of 38 domestic and international services from Perth each week with its fleet of A320s, including double daily services to Melbourne, daily to Singapore, four times weekly to Bali (Denpasar) and a three times weekly to Jakarta.

The introduction of the value based airline’s services to Adelaide and Cairns marks a 250 per cent increase in Jetstar domestic and international services from Perth when compared to the same time last year, demonstrating the carrier’s rapid development of Perth as a vital Australian air hub.

Jetstar Chief Executive Officer Bruce Buchanan said Jetstar continued to focus on the growth opportunities for its Western Australian services, offering greater choice and lower fares for West Australians.

“In the last 12 months, Perth for Jetstar has grown from a single route to become Melbourne to now becoming an integral part of our domestic network and our Pan Asian short haul strategy,” Mr Buchanan said.

“This week’s launch of new domestic services from Perth follow recent network additions of Jakarta, Singapore and Bali with the new flights boosting overall Qantas Group capacity and representing a significant increase in Jetstar operations from Perth.

“Jetstar is a growth vehicle for the Qantas Group as one of two future flying brands and with our entry onto the Perth-Cairns route through replacing previous Qantas operations, we’ve been able to expand overall Group capacity by almost 60 per cent on this air market.”

Jetstar now offers more than 13,400 weekly seats with our Perth operations establishing it as a significant hub for connectivity between Australian and South East Asian destinations.

“This is an exciting time for Western Australians, with Jetstar committed to sustainably offering the lowest every day fares on the routes we fly,” Mr Buchanan said.

“We offer Jetstar’s Price Beat Guarantee on all of our domestic and international services, which means when booking at a similar date or time, we will beat any competitor by 10 per cent*.”

Jetstar’s every day low fares (one-way JetSaver Light) between Perth-Adelaide start from $139 and Perth-Cairns from $189 at Jetstar.com.

Flight schedule for Perth-Adelaide from 2 February 2009 (Departure times)

Perth-Adelaide 

  • JQ 975 10.30am Daily

Adelaide-Perth

  • JQ 974 8.05am Daily

Flight schedule for Perth-Cairns from 6 February 2009 (Departure times)

Perth-Cairns 

  • JQ 979 22.55pm Tue, Fri, Sun

Cairns-Perth

  • JQ 978 18.10pm Tues, Fri, Sun

*Jetstar’s Price Beat Guarantee

For any traveller who finds a lower internet fare with another carrier at a comparable date and time, Jetstar will beat the comparable fare by 10 per cent. The Jetstar Price Beat Guarantee applies to published internet airfares on the same route at a comparable time (i.e. domestic and trans-Tasman fares must be within an hour, other international fares must be on the same day). Passengers who find a lower comparable fare online can call the “Jetstar Price Beat Guarantee” telephone number 1300 369 516 and Jetstar will beat the fare by 10 per cent, subject to verifying the competing fare and the Jetstar fares are available.

About Jetstar

The Jetstar Group is one of the Asia Pacific's largest low fares network by revenue.

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; Jetstar Japan; and, subject to regulatory approval, Jetstar Hong Kong.

Jetstar branded carriers operate more than 4,000 flights a week to more than 60 destinations. The Jetstar Group carried more than 25 million passengers in financial year 2014.

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