Jetstar is to expand onto the nation’s second largest domestic market from 4 December 2007 operating double daily return flights between Sydney and Brisbane.
Jetstar’s domestic entry on the Sydney-Brisbane route, which currently carries over 3.8 million passengers each year, will complement Qantas’ existing high levels of frequencies on the route.
The new services are supported by Jetstar’s introduction of 9 additional Airbus A320s into its existing narrow body fleet of 24 aircraft between December this year and March 2009 that will underpin the value based carrier’s next growth phase in the Australian domestic market.
Special web fares on Jetstar’s newest point to point Sydney-Brisbane route are now available at Jetstar.com from AUD $39 one way.
The fare special is available at Jetstar.com from midnight (00:01) Saturday 23 June 2007 to midday (12:00) Monday 25 June 2007 unless seats sell out prior. The special fare offer is for travel over two periods: 4 December 13 December 2007 and 22 January 13 March 2008. Conditions apply.
Jetstar will continue to market a daily A330-200 morning service operating one way only between Brisbane and Sydney, as one leg of its daily Jetstar International Sydney-Osaka-Brisbane service.
Jetstar Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce said the new domestic route would allow for continued expansion of its domestic footprint with its 177 seat A320s into a strong and growing air market.
“By commencing double daily Sydney-Brisbane services from 4 December, these will complement the Qantas Group’s existing strong position on the route by another 700 daily seats,” Mr Joyce said.
“The Sydney Brisbane route will become Jetstar’s 43rd domestic market as the airline continues to expand its Australian flying network now consisting of over 1000 weekly frequencies.
“Jetstar in its own right will connect Australia’s three largest state capitals of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane - achieved in Melbourne through either of our two airport operations - at Melbourne Airport and Melbourne Avalon Airport.”
This week Jetstar also unveiled more A320 services to the Gold Coast commencing 22 December 2007 including an extra two daily return services between Melbourne-Gold Coast and an additional Sydney Gold Coast daily return service.
Jetstar’s additional Gold Coast flights will expand its overall domestic operations in this market to 128 weekly return flights by Christmas.