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Mon, 9 May 2022

Jetstar to Launch Canberra Flights from Melbourne and Gold Coast

(09 May 2022, 10:42 +07)  Jetstar has unveiled plans to expand its Canberra network with new flights to Melbourne and Gold Coast.

Taking off from 1 July, Jetstar will operate the new Melbourne flights as a daily service with Airbus A320 aircraft providing more than 130,000 seats between the two cities annually.

Flights to and from the Gold Coast are scheduled to commence on 16 September, with four weekly return services capable of carrying up to 75,000 travellers each year.

The expansion follows the launch of Brisbane Canberra flights in December.

Jetstar A320. Click to enlarge.
Jetstar A320

Were excited to add an additional two routes into Canberra, following the success of our Brisbane Canberra flights which took off only a few months ago, said Jetstar Group CEO, Gareth Evans. The Canberra region has a huge amount to offer visitors with blockbuster exhibitions and world-class museums and galleries as well as lots of activities for school groups. Canberra is also the gateway to Thredbo, one of Australias most sought-after ski and mountain-biking destinations, which will be popular with Melburnians. For Canberrans, having a low-fares direct service to the Gold Coast will be welcome news, with the region consistently ranked as one of Australias most popular family holiday destinations. And the restaurants, shopping and sporting events in Melbourne offer a great weekend getaway.

Jetstar to Launch Canberra Flights from Melbourne and Gold Coast

Andrew Barr, Chief Minister, Australian Capital Territory (ACT), said, VisitCanberra will work with Jetstar on cooperative marketing campaigns to promote the new services and encourage more travellers to find more than they came for in Canberra. Improving Canberras aviation links remains a key priority for the ACT Government during our citys economic recovery.

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