The additional long-haul flights started on Saturday 15 December and deliver daily services from Melbourne and Sydney to Bali, four weekly services between Sydney and Phuket and up to three services a week between Melbourne and Honolulu.
Jetstar Australia & New Zealand CEO David Hall said the extra flights would give Australians more choice of where and when to travel to some of the region’s best island getaways.
“We pioneered long-haul, low fares travel and these additional services come just in time for the holiday season and school holidays,” Mr Hall said.
“And I am delighted to announce the return of non-stop flights between Melbourne and Honolulu following the continued popularity of our non-stop service from Sydney to Hawaii.”
Hawaii Tourism’s Country Manager Helen Williams said: “Australians are heading to Hawaii for holidays in record numbers, and while the strong Aussie dollar has a lot to do with it, so do the great value, low airfares which Jetstar has lead the market with.”
“Hawaii’s allure has always been its diverse island experiences, unmatched natural beauty, great year-round climate and rich Hawaiian culture. It’s also a very attractive shopping destination for Australians to take advantage of the strong Australian dollar.”
The additional services from Melbourne and Sydney to Bali, Phuket and Hawaii will be operated by Jetstar’s wide-body Airbus A330 aircraft fitted with business and economy class seating.