Jetstar will commence direct flights from Melbourne (Tullamarine) to Hervey Bay on Queensland’s Fraser Coast from 20 June 2024, connecting Melburnians to the coastal city for the first time.
Launched in partnership with Fraser Coast Regional Council, the thrice-weekly Jetstar service will transport up to 1,100 passengers between Melbourne and the southern Queensland whale-watching capital.
The carrier will operate services on its A320 fleet on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Jetstar already runs four flights per week between Sydney and Hervey Bay and with the Melbourne service, it will carry up to 3,800 people each week across the two routes.
Jetstar Executive Manager, Customer Jenn Armor said Hervey Bay is a largely undiscovered holiday destination for Victorians due to the absence of direct flights.
“We know Melburnians love exploring Queensland and with the strong demand we’ve seen for Hervey Bay out of Sydney, we’re expecting these new flights to be extremely popular,” she said.
Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour said the three direct flights between Hervey Bay and Melbourne every week was fantastic news for the Fraser Coast.
“Many residents moved to Hervey Bay from Victoria and these direct flights will help families and friends stay connected,” he said.
“These flights will also be a huge boost for our tourism industry. It will open the door for more people to discover the World Heritage-listed K’gari (Fraser Island), the best whale watching in the world and all the other fantastic attractions and experiences we have here on the Fraser Coast.”
Jetstar recently announced a multi-million-dollar upgrade to its Dreamliner fleet, due to commence in late 2025.
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