Melbourne,
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November
2010
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Jetstar launches innovative, direct Gold Coast to Hobart flights

  • Special launch web fares from $59# one way at Jetstar.com

Australia’s low fares airline Jetstar today announced it will launch a new and innovative Gold Coast- Hobart daily A320 service starting from 22 December 2010.

Jetstar will uniquely be the only airline to offer direct flights between both cities. Commencing pre-Christmas, the flights represent an additional 126,000 annual domestic seats in these markets.

Jetstar’s commitment to increase the number of direct flights to the Gold Coast follows the recent announcement of a planned daily direct service from Perth to Gold Coast to commence on 4 April 2011 and new Gold Coast – Queenstown flights commencing on 17 December 2010.

Jetstar today launched the new direct route with two hour, one-way sale fares from the Gold Coast to Hobart from $59 (JetSaver Light*) at Jetstar.com. (#Terms and Conditions apply). A second web sale tomorrow offers one-way fares from $89 (JetSaver Light). (##Terms and conditions apply).

Jetstar’s everyday fares start from $129 for Gold Coast – Hobart (JetSaver Light) – up to 30 per cent lower then current competitors’ fares between Tasmania and South East Queensland, making this new daily service the most direct, seamless and cheapest way to fly between these markets.

All Jetstar fares are backed up by the Jetstar Price Beat Guarantee**, whereby Jetstar will beat a competitor by 10 percent. Conditions apply, visit Jetstar.com.

Jetstar Chief Executive Officer Australia & New Zealand David Hall said Jetstar would now offer more than 300 weekly return domestic and international flights supporting Gold Coast tourism.

The low fares leader also announced an expanded Gold Coast schedule from Sydney (up to 14 times daily) and Melbourne (up to 9 times daily) to meet demand over the summer holiday peak between 22 December 2010 and 31 January 2011.

“Jetstar is committed to making low fare travel on the Gold Coast even more accessible and affordable through this important addition of a daily Gold Coast to Hobart air link,” Mr Hall said.

“Travellers including families travelling between the Gold Coast and Hobart this holiday season will now save time and enjoy even greater value for money with Jetstar’s latest new flight offering.

“The launch of these flights coincides with the busiest time of the travelling year for families. We understand our low fares are just part of the story, and family and holiday makers travelling between the two cities will enjoy direct flights, minus the stopover.”

Gold Coast Airport Chief Operating Officer Paul Donovan commended Jetstar on its commitment to the Gold Coast and Northern New South Wales region.

“The announcement of this direct service reinforces Jetstar’s confidence in the Gold Coast as one of Australia’s premier tourist destinations. We look forward to an increase in Tasmanian tourists in search of all the fun, excitement and sun the Gold Coast is renowned for,” Mr Donovan said.

Gold Coast Tourism CEO Martin Winter said Jetstar’s confidence and commitment to the Gold Coast was to be applauded: “This new direct route reaffirms the Gold Coast as a key domestic destination. We expect passengers will take advantage of the new direct flights and we will see an

increase in school holiday visitation this Christmas from Tasmanian holiday makers to the Gold Coast as a direct result of these new flights.”

All Jetstar fares are combined with award-winning customer service, strengthened by the launch of the Jetstar Customer Guarantee earlier this year in a first for the aviation industry in this region.

Jetstar’s Gold Coast - Hobart schedule

22 December 2010 – 31 January 2011

  • Gold Coast-Hobart - JQ 731 08.35-12.10
  • Hobart-Gold Coast - JQ 732 12.40-14.00

1 February 2011 – 2 April 2011

  • Gold Coast-Hobart - JQ 731 16.20-19.55
  • Hobart-Gold Coast - JQ 732 20.25-21.45

From 3 April 2011

  • Gold Coast-Hobart - JQ 731 10.10-12.45
  • Hobart-Gold Coast - JQ 732 13.15-15.35

Jetstar’s Melbourne - Gold Coast summer schedule (22 December 2010 - 31 January 2011) (Departure times shown only)

  • Melbourne-Gold Coast - 06.30, 07.30, 08.40 (Extra Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun), 10.40, 11.45, 12.20, 14.30, 15.30, 17.35, 18.15 (Extra Mon, Thurs, Sat)
  • Gold Coast Melbourne - 06.30, 08.10, 10.10 (Extra Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun), 12.10, 13.20, 14.00, 17.00, 19.15, 19.45 (Extra Mon, Thurs, Sat), 20.20

Jetstar’s Sydney-Gold Coast summer schedule (22 December 2010 – 31 January 2011) (Departure times shown only)

  • Gold Coast-Sydney - 06.10, 07.00, 09.10, 10.10, 11.15, 11.45, 12.40, 14.30 (Extra), 15.45, 16.10, 17.00, 17.50, 18.45 (Extra), 19.45
  • Sydney-Gold Coast - 06.10, 07.00, 07.45 (Extra), 09.20, 10.55, 11.40, 12.20, 13.30, 14.45, 17.00, 17.45 (Extra), 18.45, 19.20, 20.30

HOBART TO/ FROM: One-way JetSaver Light* fare at Jetstar.com from:

  • Gold Coast $129
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.