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Thailand trips are back! Jetstar returns to Phuket for first time in 22 months

Thailand holidays are back with Jetstar’s first flight to Phuket since Australia’s borders opened set to take off today from Sydney and tomorrow from Melbourne.

Thailand holidays are back with Jetstar’s first flight to Phuket since Australia’s borders opened set to take off today from Sydney and tomorrow from Melbourne.

The relaunch of the flights from Sydney and Melbourne marks the first time Jetstar has flown to Thailand since 26 March 2020.

Operated by Boeing 787-8 aircraft, the flights from Sydney will operate three times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, and twice weekly from Melbourne on Thursdays and Sundays.

Jetstar CEO Gareth Evans said Thailand has always been one of the most popular destinations in Jetstar’s international network, and restarting flights was an important milestone in the recovery of low-cost international leisure travel.

“Today is an exciting day for travellers and also for our crew, many of whom used to love operating to Thailand regularly pre-pandemic.

“Thailand has consistently been one of our most popular overseas holiday destinations since we started flying there in 2007, and our research tells us that Phuket still remains high on the list of places Aussies want to go.

“A recent survey of Jetstar customers showed that Thailand currently ranks in the top three international destinations that travellers have on their bucket lists for 2022.”

Earlier this week Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced that from 11 January international travellers will be able to travel to Thailand under the Sandbox programme, and can choose to undergo their mandatory 7-day stay in either Krabi, Phang-Na, Phuket, or Surat Thani – which is the gateway to Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, and Ko Tao)

International flights to other destinations in Jetstar’s network, Bali, Japan and Vietnam are scheduled to resume in the first part of 2022 as quarantine requirements in these destinations ease.

International flights are subject to Government and Regulatory approval.

Jetstar’s Fly Flexible policy offers customers who book flights before 28 February 2022 with a ‘fee free’ date change when travelling before 31 December 2022.

Jetstar says it has also extended credit vouchers for use until at least 31 December 2022, for flights up to the end of 2023.

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