Posted on: 11 February 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Jetstar is to operate a three-times weekly nonstop service between Melbourne and the Whitsunday Coast Airport (Proserpine) from 25 June as part of the Qantas Group’s changes to its Queensland international and domestic network.
Domestically, more than 15,000 seats a year will be added to the Whitsunday Coast region as part of a dual brand revamp to Qantas and Jetstar’s flying. From 27 June, Jetstar will hand over to Qantas the route between Melbourne and Hamilton Island with the parent company operating a twice weekly return service.
Internationally, Qantas will increase its upcoming Brisbane–Tokyo (Narita) service from four to seven return flights a week.
Jetstar Australia and New Zealand CEO David Hall remarked, “We know that local tourism operators have been calling for a direct Melbourne service for some time and Jetstar is delighted to offer it with the support of the Whitsunday Regional Council.”