Jetstar has confirmed that it will resume direct seasonal services between Cairns and Newcastle on 24 June.
The airline will operate the thrice weekly flights until 28 October 2023 using Airbus A320 aircraft.
“We saw strong demand in both directions when the route was first launched in 2021 and we expect it will be more popular than ever this year,” said Jetstar’s Chief Customer Officer, Alan McIntyre. “We extend our thanks to Cairns and Newcastle airports for their continued support of these flights.”
The service will give the two cities a potential boost in trade and tourism, with Jetstar being able to carry close to 6,000 passengers per month.
“The climate in Far North Queensland is particularly ideal during the winter period. These flights mean it has never been easier for southern residents to relax and reset with a tropical getaway,” said Richard Barker, Cairns Airport CEO. “This service also gives FNQ locals a seamless connection to the NSW Hunter Valley and its highly popular premier wine regions.”
Dr. Peter Cock, Newcastle Airport CEO, said, “We are thrilled to once again partner with Jetstar and Cairns Airport for a third season of this incredibly popular direct service. People of our region love Tropical North Queensland and Cairns has proven to be one of our most in-demand destinations over the past two years.”