Melbourne,
29
March
2010
|
03:00
Australia/Melbourne

Jetstar takes off to the South Pacific with first flights to Fiji

  • Fly away to Fiji from $189* one-way at Jetstar.com

Australia’s low fares leader Jetstar has today celebrated its inaugural services to the South Pacific with direct flights to Fiji, one of the most popular destinations for Australian holidaymakers seeking a fun and friendly beach international getaway just four hours from Sydney.

Jetstar will now offer a four times weekly A320 service between Sydney and Fiji (Nadi), with connections available to and from Melbourne.

Jetstar Chief Executive Officer Bruce Buchanan said since Jetstar had decided to enter the Fiji market, the price of airfares from Australia to Fiji had dropped dramatically.

“Greater competition for flights between Australia and Fiji is great for consumers seeking a value-for-money getaway for their next overseas holiday,” Mr Buchanan said.

“Jetstar currently offers every day fares from Sydney to Fiji from $189 one-way. This is substantially below our main competitors who offer lead-in fares from around $249 one-way.”

Jetstar’s low fares good times services to Fiji operate with its modern A320 fleet will offer the choice of portable video on demand units for hire with latest movie releases, TV programs, music videos and audio tracks plus a range of hot food, snacks, beverages and alcoholic drinks available for purchase.

All Jetstar fares and Jetstar Holidays packages to Fiji are covered by the Jetstar Price Beat Guarantee whereby Jetstar will beat any competitor by 10 per cent. (Conditions Apply#).

Jetstar Holidays offers a great range of value-for-money flight and accommodation packages perfect for family holidays, romantic getaways or affordable short breaks to Fiji at Jetstar.com.

Packages currently available include Stay 7, Pay 5 at The Naviti – and kids eat free from $862 per person from Sydney and $1035 per person from Melbourne**.

Mr Buchanan said Jetstar had a positive outlook for its Fiji services.

“Fiji fits well into the extensive holiday destinations on offer for Australians through Jetstar’s growing low fares network, including Bali, Phuket, Bangkok, Singapore, Sydney, the Gold Coast and Melbourne.

“Jetstar is experiencing strong demand for our Fiji services and we look forward to stimulating further growth. We will pursue future opportunities to build upon our existing services which will benefit the tourism industry and broader economy of Fiji,” Mr Buchanan said.

Jetstar’s Sydney-Nadi schedule from 29 March 2010 – 3 April 2010

(Departs Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat)

  • Sydney-Nadi: JQ 119 - 09.00 – 14.05
  • Nadi-Sydney: JQ 120 - 15.05 – 19.00

Jetstar’s Sydney-Nadi schedule from 4 April 2010 – 2 October 2010

(Departs Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat)

  • Sydney-Nadi: JQ 119 - 09.00 – 15.05
  • Nadi-Sydney: JQ 120 - 16.05 – 19.00

# Conditions apply. Visit Jetstar.com

*JetSaver Light fares offer customers the choice to travel for a lower fare with carry on baggage only – to a maximum of 10kg. JetSaver fares can be purchased for $20USD more per international flight with a 20kg checked-in baggage allowance, plus 10kg carry-on.

** Stay 7, pay 5 at The Naviti – and kids eat free! Priced from $862 per person from Sydney and $1035 per person from Melbourne. This package is available at Jetstar Holidays at Jetstar.com and includes a return JetSaver fare Sydney-Nadi (including 20kg checked baggage allowance per paying passenger), 7 nights in a Garden View Room. Children 13 years and under (maximum 2 children per room) eat all meals free from the Kids Menu or Kids Buffet when occupying the same room as parents and using existing bedding. Price per person based on 3 paying passengers (2 adults 1 child 2-12yrs sharing). On sale until sold out. Valid for travel dates 19 July 2019 – 20 September 2010. Visit Jetstar.com for more information.

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.