Jetstar to Launch Flights Between Gold Coast and Hobart in December 2020
The airline will provide the only direct link between one of Queensland’s most popular holiday destinations and Tasmania with three weekly return services. The route will be operated with an Airbus A320, providing over 1,200 seats between the cities each week.
On Wednesday (October 7, 2020), Jetstar announced the launch of new service between gold Coast and Hobart from December 2020. The carrier will operate three weekly return services and the route will be operated with an Airbus A320, providing over 1,200 seats weekly between the cities. The new service marks the first time Jetstar has operated the Gold Coast-Hobart route since 2013. To celebrate the relaunch of flights, Jetstar has launched a 24 hour flash sale from 12:00 noon (AEDT) today, with 1,500 fares from AUD $89, for travel from December 2020 through June 2021. In Wednesday’s announcement, Jetstar Group’s CEO, Gareth Evans, said,
“We’re excited to launch this service with support from the Queensland government and the Gold Coast Airport. It’s great help to be able to reconnect family and friends and give more people the opportunity for a holiday after what has been tough period for many. This new service will also help to boost tourism in the Gold Coast and Hobart, creating jobs and supporting the local economy, and means more of our people are back at work, which is great news too.”
Jetstar plans on increasing frequencies on their existing Tasmanian routes including five weekly flights between Hobart and Adelaide, Seven between Hobart and Brisbane, and six between Launceston and Brisbane. As soon as travel restrictions are lifted in NSW, Jetstar will operate up to 21 weekly flights between Hobart and Sydney from November 2020. Subject to Tasmanian Government regulations, Qantas also plans to reintroduce daily service between Hobart and Sydney as early as October 31, 2020.
The Jetstar Group consists of Jetstar Airways (a Qantas Group subsidiary) in Australia and New Zealand, Jetstar Asia in Singapore, Pacific Airlines in Vietnam, and Jetstar Japan. Prior to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Jetstar branded carriers operated around 5,000 weekly flights to over 85 destinations.