Posted on: 13 May 2016 by Mark Howells
tFrom 30 September 2016, Jetstar will introduce the only direct flights between Adelaide and the Sunshine Coast in Queensland with a three times weekly service on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.Jetstar estimates that the route, which will be operated using a 180-seat airbus A320 aircraft, represents 56,000 seats between the destinations each year.
“The Sunshine Coast is one of our most popular leisure destinations and we’re sure Adelaide holidaymakers, as well as Queensland tourism operators, will warmly welcome today’s announcement,” stated Carly Povey, Jetstar Airways’ head of commercial and operations improvement.
“The Jetstar team is proud to have such a large presence in South Australia and to be providing low fares which drive tourism and provide value-for-money holidays for locals,” Povey continued. “On the Sunshine Coast, we now offer three times more flights than our competitor and this cements our position as the leading airline servicing the region.”
The Sunshine Coast will be Jetstar’s fourth direct Queensland destination from Adelaide after Brisbane, Cairns and the Gold Coast.
In total, Jetstar will now offer more than 10,000 seats to the Sunshine Coast each week, with three return flights from Adelaide, 25 return flights from Melbourne and up to 31 return flights from Sydney.