Tuesday 22 June, Brisbane: Jetstar has today announced it will launch flights between Perth and Brisbane, as the low fares carrier continues to expand its domestic network in response to strong demand.
Taking off from November, the new service will offer five return flights per week with an Airbus A320, increasing to daily flights in peak periods, providing more than 100,000 seats between the two cities per annum.
To celebrate the new route, Jetstar will launch a 12-hour flash sale from midday today (AEST) with fares from $125^ one way.
Jetstar Group CEO Gareth Evans said this is the seventh new route that Jetstar has announced in the past 12 months, as demand for low fares domestic travel continues to grow.
“We’re excited to help make travel between the east and west coasts even more accessible by introducing our low fares between Perth and Brisbane.
“While international borders remain closed, we’re seeing significant demand for low fares travel domestically, with recent customer surveys showing that travellers keen to explore parts of Australia they’ve never previously been to.
“We expect these flights to be really popular with holiday makers, with Brisbane and Perth being gateways to some of Australia’s most beautiful coastlines and unique attractions, such as sand tobogganing on Morton Island in the east and visiting the Quokkas on Rottnest Island in the west.
“This will be a great boost for tourism operators and businesses, and we thank the Queensland Government for their support in launching this new route.”
Queensland Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said Jetstar’s new service from Perth to Brisbane would bring West Australians to the best holiday experiences on the East Coast.
“Now is good time to start planning your next summer holiday in Brisbane with a great climate, bay islands, national parks and beautiful beaches all within easy reach of Queensland’s capital,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
“Brisbane the place to be for one of Australia’s favourite holiday destinations and it all begins with our world-famous Queensland hospitality.”
Brisbane Airport Corporation Executive General Manager Aviation, Jim Parashos said ongoing international border closures mean Australians are more inspired than ever to explore their own backyard.
“Today’s announcement is wonderful news for travellers who will now have more options to travel between Brisbane and Perth.”
“We applaud Jetstar Group’s commitment to bolstering its network from Brisbane and look forward to working with them to continue this growth, which has already seen Jetstar grow its Brisbane based fleet in 2021.”