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Jetstar's extra flights to the islands take off
- Jetstar commences non-stop flights from Melbourne to Hawaii on Saturday 15 December
- Special celebration sale with one way fares starting at $399**
- Daily non-stop services introduced from Melbourne and Sydney to Bali
Some of the Asia Pacific’s most popular holiday islands are in easy reach with the addition of up to 19,000 extra seats a month on Jetstar services to Bali, Phuket and the reinstated non–stop service between Melbourne and Honolulu.
The additional long-haul flights start on Saturday 15 December and deliver daily services from Melbourne and Sydney to Bali, four weekly services between Sydney and Phuket and up to three services a week between Melbourne and Honolulu.
Jetstar Australia & New Zealand CEO David Hall said the extra flights would give Australians more choice of where and when to travel to some of the region’s best island getaways.
“We pioneered long-haul, low fares travel and these additional services come just in time for the holiday season and school holidays,” Mr Hall said.
“And I am delighted to announce the return of non-stop flights between Melbourne and Honolulu following the continued popularity of our non-stop service from Sydney to Hawaii.”
Hawaii Tourism’s Country Manager Helen Williams said: “Australians are heading to Hawaii for holidays in record numbers, and while the strong Aussie dollar has a lot to do with it, so do the great value, low airfares which Jetstar has lead the market with.”
“Hawaii’s allure has always been its diverse island experiences, unmatched natural beauty, great year-round climate and rich Hawaiian culture. It’s also a very attractive shopping destination for Australians to take advantage of the strong Australian dollar.”
The additional services from Melbourne and Sydney to Bali, Phuket and Hawaii will be operated by Jetstar’s wide-body Airbus A330 aircraft fitted with business and economy class seating.
Jetstar will be the first airline in Australasia and one of the first low fares carriers in the world to take delivery of the Boeing 787 in mid-2013. The state-of-the-art aircraft will gradually replace its fleet of 11 Airbus A330s as well as providing additional aircraft for growth.
Flights are on sale for as low as $399** for economy and $949 for business from Melbourne to Honolulu on Saturday December 15 from midday (12 noon) until 11.59pm Sunday December 16. Sale fares are valid for travel between 24 July 2013 and 11 September 2013. To book visit jetstar.com
**Fares are one-way, checked baggage not included. You can choose from 15kg to 40kg checked baggage for an additional $16.50-$45. Availability is limited, not available on all flights or days. Conditions apply.
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.