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Fares From $69: Jetstar Announces Direct Flights Between Cairns & Newcastle

Jetstar has announced it will operate a direct three-weekly service between Cairns and Newcastle from June.

Jetstar has announced it will operate a direct three-weekly service between Cairns and Newcastle from June.

Jetstar has today announced direct services between Cairns and Newcastle will take to the skies from late June, in partnership with the Queensland Government.

Taking off from 23 June, the three-per-week service will be operated by A320 aircraft and is expected to carry close to 6,000 visitors between Cairns and Newcastle each month, delivering a significant tourism boost to both cities.

To celebrate the announcement, Jetstar will today launch a flash sale at midday, with fares available between Cairns and Newcastle from $69*.

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By the time the new flights take off, Jetstar’s network of 21 destinations in Australia will be operating flights across 58 different domestic route options.

Jetstar Group CEO Gareth Evans said Jetstar was excited to provide the only link between Cairns and Newcastle, as the airline continues to expand its domestic network in response to increased travel demand.

“The demand for leisure travel in Australia continues to be really strong, and Jetstar is in a great position to be able to add more flights to connect even more destinations across the country.

Gareth Evans, Jetstar Group CEO

“We’re expecting to see great demand on this route, which will in turn boost local jobs and support local tourism.”

Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the Jetstar service to Cairns was perfectly timed.

“In just over two and half hours, Novocastrians can be exploring the famous world-class holiday experiences the Tropical North has to offer,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“The direct Jetstar route from Newcastle will support local jobs and the Far North’s economic recovery from the global pandemic.

The schedule

The planned schedule is from 23 June 2021. Initially, the route will operate until October 2021 but could be extended.

Flight # Frequency From To Depart Arrive Duration
JQ890 Monday
Cairns Newcastle 07:10
02h 45m
JQ891 Monday
Newcastle Cairns 10:25
02h 45m

The flash sale ends 11.59pm AEST Thursday 22 April 2021, unless sold out prior.

*One-way, excludes checked baggage. Selected travel dates and conditions apply.