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Jetstar Airways to Resume Seasonal Service Between Cairns and Newcastle

Jetstar will recommence direct seasonal service between Cairns and Newcastle from June 24th through October 28, 2023. The route will be operated three times weekly with an Airbus A320.

Jetstar Airbus A320 - Courtesy Jetstar Airways

On Tuesday (February 14, 2023), Jetstar announced that they will resume nonstop seasonal service between Cairns and Newcastle. The route will be operated three times weekly with an Airbus A320 on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from June 24th through October 28, 2023. This seasonal route originally launched in June 2021 in partnership with Newcastle Airport and Cairns Airport, providing attractive holiday options for travelers from Queensland and New South Wales. Service between Cairns and Newcastle are also included in Jetstar’s 'Return for Free Holiday Packages', which include return starter fares, accommodations, and a range of inclusions for select travel dates from July through October 2023.

In Tuesday’s route announcement, Jetstar’s Chief Customer Officer, Alan McIntyre, said,

“We saw strong demand in both directions when the route was first launched in 2021 and we expect it will be more popular than ever this year, with one-way fares starting from $119. We extend our thanks to Cairns and Newcastle airports for their continued support of these flights.”

Also commenting on the seasonal route restart, Cairns Airport’s CEO, Richard Barker, said,

“The climate in Far North Queensland is particularly ideal during the winter period. These flights mean it has never been easier for southern residents to relax and reset with a tropical getaway. This service also gives FNQ locals a seamless connection to the NSW Hunter Valley and its highly popular premier wine regions.”

Newcastle Airport’s CEO, Dr. Peter Cook, added,

“We are thrilled to once again partner with Jetstar and Cairns Airport for a third season of this incredibly popular direct service. People of our region love Tropical North Queensland and Cairns has proven to be one of our most in-demand destinations over the past two years.”

Jetstar's Schedule Between Cairns and Newcastle - Courtesy Jetstar Airways

Launched in Australia in 2004, Jetstar Airways is wholly owned by the Qantas Group, and has to date carried over 250 million passengers. Jetstar Group also includes Singapore-based Jetstar Asia Airways which is managed by Newstar Holdings and majority-owned (51%) by Westbrook Investments of Singapore, with the remaining 49% owned by Qantas Group. The Group also includes Jetstar Japan, a partnership between Qantas Group, Japan Airlines and Tokyo Century Corporation. Jetstar Group is one of the Asia Pacific’s largest LCC networks by revenue, with Jetstar-branded carriers serving over 85 destinations with more than 5,000 flights weekly. The Group operates a fleet of 11 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, 96 Airbus A320s and six A321s, and also has 18 Airbus A321neo LRs on order for Jetstar Airways.

Source: Jetstar Airways


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