Qantas And Jetstar Announce New Direct Routes To Vanuatu

Qantas And Jetstar Announce New Direct Routes To Vanuatu

Friday, June 28, 2024

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Qantas and Jetstar have declared the start of up to nine weekly return flights connecting Australia and Vanuatu, with ticket sales launching today for both airlines.

Beginning 10 September 2024, Qantas will operate three weekly flights from Brisbane to Port Vila, with the potential to expand to five flights weekly depending on passenger demand. Starting from 12 December 2024, Jetstar plans to run up to four weekly flights from Sydney to Port Vila.

Together, these airlines will introduce over 150,000 new seats annually on these routes, offering passengers a blend of Qantas’s all-inclusive service and Jetstar’s affordable fares with customizable options.

Qantas is set to utilize its Boeing 737 aircraft for these flights, while Jetstar will deploy its expanded fleet of Airbus A321neo LRs.

These additional flights are poised to boost Vanuatu’s tourism sector and position the island nation as a top vacation spot for Australians. Vanuatu, known for its untouched beaches, active volcanoes, vibrant marine ecosystems, and array of adventure activities, continues to enchant as a breathtaking destination just a short flight away from Australia.

Qantas International CEO, Cam Wallace said the new route would help meet continued demand for travel between Australia and Vanuatu.

“We’re thrilled to offer our customers direct flights between Brisbane and Vanuatu and build on this important route which will maintain essential connectivity for leisure and business travel.

“We’ve long served Vanuatu through our codeshare partnership and this new route ensures our customers have more choice and consistent service to the island destination we know they enjoy.”

Jetstar Group CEO, Stephanie Tully said Vanuatu is a brand-new destination for Jetstar.

“Ahead of the arrival of our 13th A321neo LR next month and more new aircraft on the way, we’re continuing to grow our international network with the launch of low fares seats between Sydney and Port Vila.

“We’re excited to be able to offer more Australians great value holiday options to one of our nearest and most beautiful pacific island destinations.”

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