Jetstar Announces Big Expansion

Daniel Fowkes
17 Nov 2023
· Routes 
Jetstar Boeing 787 Dreamliner arriving into Melbourne Airport

Jetstar has announced several new routes slated for launch as it plans to expand its network.

New Flights To Osaka

From April 1, 2024, Jetstar will fly three times a week with its Boeing 787 to Osaka from Sydney.

As a result, the airline will offer more than 100,000 low-fare seats every year between these two important cities.

Additionally, it marks the return of a route pairing that hasn’t featured on the Jetstar network for around 15 years.

A commitment to Osaka extends past Sydney, with February 2024 Jetstar launching four weekly return flights from Brisbane to the Japanese city.

This is the eighth international service we’ve launched or announced in the past year and our third new service between Australia and Japan. Japan has always been a top holiday spot for our customers, so we know they’ll be excited to have easy access to this incredible Japanese city. 

Jetstar Group CEO, Stephanie Tully

The arrival of more Airbus A321neo LRs to the Jetstar network has significantly released pressure on the Boeing 787 fleet.

As a result, the low-cost airline part of Qantas Group can deploy its 787 to more destinations than ever before.

Hervey Bay Flights Coming

Jetstar, from June 20 2024, will launch direct flights between Melbourne and Hervey Bay in Southern Queensland for the first time.

As a result of the upcoming launch, customers will be able to explore the pristine coastal city better than ever before.

We know Melburnians love exploring Queensland, and with the strong demand we’ve seen for Hervey Bay out of Sydney, we’re expecting these new flights to be extremely popular. Often referred to as the whale watching capital of the world, the Fraser Coast region offers beautiful beaches with calm waters, perfect for family getaways.  

Jetstar’s Executive Manager, Customer, Jenn Armor

While Sydney has four weekly flights to Hervey Bay, this Melbourne connection will be hugely important for Jetstar and its customers.

The airline says it’ll offer a thrice-weekly service initially carrying up to 1,100 customers per week between the cities.

More Expansion From Sydney

From March 26, 2024, Jetstar will add a service between Sydney and Western Australia’s Margaret River.

The wine and surf region will see a thrice-weekly service operated by the Airbus A320. Each year, fifty thousand customers will be carried between Sydney and the popular destination.

Holidaymakers from Sydney will be able to fly direct to Margaret River in about five hours for as low as $109 one way, making the region far more accessible for domestic and international tourists from the harbour city. Our flights from Melbourne have already been incredibly popular, and once our Sydney flights launch, we’ll be carrying well over 100 thousand customers to and from this captivating region annually.

Jetstar Group CEO, Stephanie Tully

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