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 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
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About Jetstar Group

Jetstar first took to the skies in 2004 and has since flown more than 350 million customers across an extensive international and domestic network. The Jetstar Group is made up of Jetstar Airways (subsidiary of the Qantas Group) in Australia and New Zealand, Jetstar Asia in Singapore, and Jetstar Japan in Japan. A leading low-fares airline, Jetstar is committed to offering everyday low fares to enable more people to fly to more places, more often. As one of Asia Pacific’s fastest-growing airline brands, Jetstar was voted Best Low-Cost Airline in Asia Pacific in 2021 and was recognized for its excellent flight safety records and services when listed on the "2022 World's Top 10 LCC" released by Airline Ratings.