The first direct flights between two of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations have just been announced.
Jetstar will begin a service from Melbourne (Tullamarine) to Hervey Bay in southern Queensland from June 2024.
The three-per-week service will carry up to 1,100 customers each week between the two cities. Flights will operate on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The airline already operates four flights per week between Sydney and Hervey Bay, and once the Melbourne service begins, it will carry up to 3,800 customers each week across the two routes.
Jetstar’s Executive Manager, Customer, Jenn Armor said Hervey Bay is a largely undiscovered holiday destination for Victorians given there have never been 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.
“Often referred to as the whale watching capital of the world, the Fraser Coast region offers beautiful beaches with calm waters, perfect for family getaways.
“We’re excited to be able to provide a low-cost connection to this beautiful region in time for the mid-year school holidays, which in turn will boost local jobs and support tourism.”
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