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Jetstar Launches New Service Between Auckland and Brisbane

Jetstar today launched their newest Trans-Tasman route with flight JQ150 taking off from Auckland to Brisbane this afternoon. The route will operate four times weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Jetstar Airbus A320 - Courtesy Jetstar

On Monday (March 27, 2023), Jetstar launched their newest Trans-Tasman route, with flight JQ150 taking off from Auckland for Brisbane this afternoon. The route will operate four times weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, carrying nearly 40,000 travelers weekly. The new service will provide Kiwis an opportunity to explore Queensland, as well a providing direct access to 12 onward domestic destinations via Brisbane. One-way fares from Auckland to Brisbane are now available for booking from AUD $219 per person.

In Monday’s announcement, Jetstar Group’s CEO, Stephanie Tully, said,

“We know our customers are always on the lookout for more low fare travel options and exciting destinations. Since we announced the launch of the service, we’ve seen really strong bookings from holiday makers as well as expats keen to visit family and friends which is great news for local tourism operators and hospitality businesses. This new service also offers seamless connections to destinations on Jetstar’s extensive domestic networks in Australia and New Zealand, providing even more holiday options. I thank the Queensland Government, Brisbane Airport and Auckland Airport for their support of this new route.” Also commenting on the launch of the new Auckland-Brisbane route, Queensland’s Tourism Minister, Stirling Hinchliffe, said,

“We’re backing Jetstar’s new four days per week direct flights into Brisbane from Auckland for the service’s strong potential for growth. This is the 17th service secured by Queensland’s $200 million Attracting Aviation Investment war chest for the State’s international visitor recovery. We know there’s pent-up demand among Kiwis to reunite with Queensland-based family and friends and come in from the cold for the southern hemisphere’s best winter lifestyle. Jetstar’s Auckland services are terrific addition to Brisbane’s international arrivals board, supporting 245 good Queensland jobs and $25.47 million for the city’s visitor economy.”

Jetstar's Schedule Between Auckland and Brisbane - Courtesy Jetstar

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


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