Jetstar increases flights to Cairns

Jetstar has announced that from early 2011 it
will increase services into Cairns from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

 

The full media release from Jetstar can be
read below:

 

 

 

Jetstar announces more low fare flying for Cairns

 

Low fares leader Jetstar will further expand its domestic low fare
offering for Cairns by almost 30 per cent from early 2011, announcing new
additional daily services from Melbourne, Sydney and brisbane,
and building to a daily return Gold Coast-Cairns flight.

 

Jetstar’s new capacity represents 25 additional weekly return
services to Cairns
, increasing to 93 weekly return low fare flights
serving seven Australian cities from the airline’s expanding Cairns hub.

 

Route

Existing
Frequency

(return)

New
Frequency

(return)

Start date

Melbourne-Cairns

2 times daily

3 times
daily

04 April
2011

Sydney-Cairns

2 times daily

3 times
daily

04 April
2011

Brisbane-Cairns

3 times daily

4 times
daily

13 January
2011

Gold
Coast-Cairns

3 per week

Daily

13 January
2011

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jetstar Group Chief Executive Officer Bruce Buchanan, who visited
Cairns today, said this growth of 8850 more weekly seats represented Jetstar’s
single largest injection of new domestic flying for Cairns.

 

“Jetstar will now be
at record operational capacity on Melbourne-Cairns and Sydney-Cairns
routes and complement Qantas on the largest Brisbane-Cairns market.
Through Jetstar’s low fares, customers are responding to make these routes
amongst Australia’s fastest growing air markets,”
Mr Buchanan
said.

 

“Our commitment to building
to a daily Gold Coast-Cairns service will also better support inbound
international visitation.”’

 

In June 2010 compared to June 2009 passenger data from the Federal
Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) measured the
Melbourne and Sydney routes growing by 25 and 19 per cent respectively in
passenger numbers, displaying a Jetstar effect from prior growth.

 

From April 2011 Jetstar will offer 12 daily domestic return
services to Cairns and provide convenient and real connectivity to vital
international markets such as Japan and New Zealand on Jetstar.

 

Earlier this year Jetstar grew prior Cairns operations by 18 extra
weekly services introducing from Perth and more Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney
flights on Jetstar and a future direct Auckland service.

 

Mr Buchanan said Jetstar remained committed to offering the lowest
fares through the Jetstar Price Beat Guarantee* whereby the
airline will beat its competitors by 10 per cent.

Jetstar’s Brisbane-Cairns schedule from 13 January 2011

Brisbane-Cairns                                           
                       
Cairns-Brisbane
JQ928                  
07.25 – 09.45       
Daily                           
JQ929 06.00 – 08.05 Daily
JQ932                  
10.35 – 12.55        Tues, Fri, Sat NEW    
JQ931 08.00 – 10.05  Tues, Fri, Sat NEW
JQ936                  
13.20 – 15.40       
Daily                           
JQ933 10.15 – 12.20 Daily
JQ940                  
19.35 – 21.55        Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun NEW      
JQ935 14.20 – 16.25 Mon, Wed, Fri Sun NEW
JQ942                  
21.10 – 23.30       
Daily                           
JQ939 16.40 – 18.45  Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

 

Jetstar’s Melbourne-Cairns schedule from 4 April 2011

Melbourne-Cairns                                        
                       
Cairns-Melbourne
JQ944                  
06.00 – 09.35        Daily   
(A321 aircraft)      JQ947 10.35 – 14.00 
Daily    (A321 aircraft)
JQ946                  
11.35 – 15.00        Daily    NEW  
            JQ949
15.30 – 18.55  Daily NEW
JQ948                  
16.20 – 19.45       
Daily                           
JQ951 20.15 – 23.40 Daily

 

Jetstar’s Sydney-Cairns schedule from 4 April 2011

Sydney-Cairns                                                                     
Cairns-Sydney
JQ952                  
06.00 – 09.10        Daily   
(A321 aircraft)      JQ955 09.25 – 13.15  Daily
   (A321 aircraft)
JQ954                  
11.00 – 14.10        Daily    NEW  
            JQ957
14.40 – 17.30  Daily NEW

JQ956                  
15.30 – 18.40       
Daily                           
JQ959 19.10 – 22.00 Daily

 

Jetstar’s Gold Coast-Cairns schedule from 13 January 2011

Gold
Coast-Cairns                                       
                       
Cairns-Gold Coast
JQ966                  
09.05 – 11.35       
Daily                           
JQ967 12.05 – 14.20  Daily

 

JETSTAR’S EVERY DAY LOW FARES

  

CAIRNS

TO/ FROM:

One-way JetSaver

Light** fare at

Jetstar.com

From:

Melbourne

$179

Sydney

$139

Adelaide

$179

Darwin

$169

Brisbane

$119

Gold Coast

$119

Perth

$219

 

 

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