New Jetstar flights set to take off between Brisbane and Canberra

  • New flights taking off from September, with five return services each week
  • Marks the first time Jetstar has operated flights into Canberra
  • Flash sale launching today with fares from $75
  • Thursday 10 June, Canberra: Jetstar has today announced it will launch new flights between Brisbane and Canberra, marking the first time the low-cost carrier has operated services into Australia’s capital city.

    Taking off from 2 September, the new service will offer five return flights per week with an Airbus A320, providing nearly 100,000 seats between the two cities per annum.

    To celebrate the new route, Jetstar will launch a flash sale from 11am today (AEST) with fares from $75 one way.

    Jetstar Group CEO Gareth Evans said Canberra marks Jetstar’s 22nd destination within Australia, with demand for low fares domestic travel continuing to grow.

    “We’re excited to introduce our great low fares to Canberra for the first time in our 17-year history and thank the ACT Government for their support.

    “Our flights will take off in time for Floriade, helping to bring thousands of interstate visitors to one of the major festivals on Canberra’s calendar.

    “With international borders closed, there’s is huge appetite for low fares travel domestically. We know these flights will be really popular and provide a great boost for tourism operators and businesses as visitors explore everything Canberra and the region has to offer.”

    ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr said the ACT welcomes the announcement by Jetstar to start flights between Canberra and Brisbane.

    “Jetstar’s entry to the Canberra market will not only make travel from South East Queensland to Canberra cheaper and easier but provide a significant opportunity to work with Jetstar to promote our city across their extensive network.

    “Canberrans will win with affordable flights connecting them to popular Queensland holiday destinations, to see family and friends or travel for business.”

    Queensland Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the new Jetstar flights would make it even easier to enjoy a Brisbane getaway.

    “We know Canberrans have shivered through a long, cold winter and deserve a healthy dose of Queensland sunshine,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

    “Jetstar’s new deals are just the excuse you need to come out of the cold and enjoy a great Brisbane visitor experience. Brisbane has the sunshine you’ll appreciate plus amazing food, wine, cultural, wildlife and bay experiences, all within easy reach of the city.

    “Until mid-October, Brisbane also offers a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to see the European Masterpieces Exhibition direct from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    “Brisbane will be the only place you can experience The Met’s European Masterpieces without leaving Australia, so now’s the time to start planning your Queensland holiday.”

    Brisbane Airport Corporation CEO, Gert-Jan de Graaff, said that today’s announcement is great news for Queensland and Brisbane, with travellers given more options than ever before to take off and enjoy Australia’s Capital.

    “It is also perfect timing for Canberrans to come up north and experience sunny Brisbane and Queensland.

    “I congratulate Jetstar on this exciting news and my team and I very much look forward to working together to maximise these new services.”

    Schedule

    Flight number

    Departs

    Arrives

    Frequency

    JQ656 BNE-CBR

    1200

    1350

    Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

    JQ657 CBR-BNE

    1430

    1610

    Sale details

    ^Sale ends 11.59pm AEST Thursday 10 June 2021, unless sold out prior. 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.

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