Low fares between Melbourne and Hamilton Island are back with Jetstar announcing direct flights from March 2021

Monday 18 January 2021: Jetstar has today announced new direct flights between Melbourne and Hamilton Island will take off from 29 March, linking Melbournians with the most popular Whitsundays island and gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

To celebrate the new route, a 36-hour flash sale will launch at midday (AEDT) today with fares starting from just $99^.

Operated by an A320 aircraft, the four-weekly direct flights will add around 1500 weekly seats between the two destinations.

The airline expects strong demand from Melbournians wanting to explore a leisure destination renowned for its natural beauty, proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and some of the most stunning beaches in Queensland.

Currently Jetstar operates to Hamilton Island from Sydney. The airline has flown to the island since its first year of operations in 2004, and over 3.4 million customers through Hamilton Island airport.

Jetstar’s Melbourne-Hamilton Island planned schedule from 29 March 2021

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Flight duration


Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday

Melbourne (Tullamarine)

Hamilton Island





Hamilton Island

Melbourne (Tullamarine)




^Sale ends 11.59pm AEDT Tuesday 19 January 2021, unless sold out prior. One-way, excludes checked baggage. Selected travel dates and conditions apply. Flights subject to Government and Regulatory approval.

^Prices based on payment by POLi, Jetstar voucher, Jetstar Gift Card, Jetstar credit cards, or where the total flights booking is redeemed in Qantas Points Plus Pay through jetstar.com. For other payment options, a Payment Fee applies. See jetstar.com/fees. Fares are one-way. Limited changes are permitted, charges may apply. No fees apply if you are entitled to a refund or alternative flight under the Australian Consumer Law or Conditions of Carriage. Availability is limited. Checked baggage not included. All travel is subject to the Jetstar Conditions of Carriage. See jetstar.com for more details. Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd – ABN: 33 069 720 243.

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