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Jetstar to further expand low fare services to Mackay
Low fares leader Jetstar is set to expand daily frequencies and capacity on the Brisbane-Mackay route by 33 percent from 10 May 2010.
Jetstar will grow its existing three times daily return Brisbane-Mackay services, operated by its fleet of 177 seat A320 aircraft, to a future four times daily, commencing from 10 May.
The decision will deliver over 2400 additional weekly Jetstar seats to the important
Brisbane-Mackay flight market with its additional daily jet service.
Jetstar will add the incremental daily A320 return service departing Brisbane at 10.05am and returning from Mackay to Brisbane at 12.10pm.
The Qantas Group today also announced an increase QantasLink Q400 services between Brisbane and Mackay by an additional eight weekly return flights from 6 April 2010,
Overall Qantas Group capacity on the Brisbane-Mackay route will rise to over 13,400 weekly seats in combination with Jetstar’s new daily service.
Jetstar Chief Executive Officer Bruce Buchanan said: “Mackay is one of Queensland’s fastest growing centres and Jetstar will now offer even more every day low fares on the important Brisbane-Mackay route.”
“Our future Brisbane-Mackay schedule will deliver an even split of morning and afternoon flight times by Jetstar and compliments QantasLink’s additional services on the route.
“Importantly Jetstar’s existing and future flight schedule on the Brisbane-Mackay route will closely mirror each other with our new daily offering now fitting neatly into a late
morning/lunchtime departure and arrival slot into Mackay for travellers.”
Jetstar’s every day web fares at Jetstar.com are available from $79 one way (JetSaver Light) between Brisbane and Mackay.
Jetstar Brisbane-Mackay schedule from 10 May 2010 (Departure times shown)
- Brisbane-Mackay - Departs at 845am, 1005am, 1530pm, 1635pm
- Mackay-Brisbane - Departs at 1050am, 1210pm, 1730pm, 1840pm
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.