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JetstarTo Fly Gold Coast-Fiji Direct

GOLD Coasters will be able to fly direct to Fiji next year. Jetstar will become the first low-fares airline to launch direct flights between the Coast and the South Pacific
24 Dec 2014 11:09
JetstarTo Fly Gold Coast-Fiji Direct
The Jetstar A320 will service the Goldcoast-Fiji direct

GOLD Coasters will be able to fly direct to Fiji next year.

Jetstar will become the first low-fares airline to launch direct flights between the Coast and the South Pacific island.

The new service, to fly three times weekly from March 31, will offer more than 50,000 seats a year between the two destinations.

Fares will start from AU$199 (FJ$322.74) one-way during select travel periods.

Gold Coast Airport management welcomed the announcement yesterday and expected the route to be popular.

Jetstar Australia and New Zealand chief executive David Hall said Fiji was a great holiday destination loved by many Australians.

“We’re really pleased to be the first low-fares carrier to launch direct services between the Gold Coast and Fiji,” Mr Hall said.

“Fiji has consistently rated as one of the Gold Coast’s most sought-after leisure destinations over the years and we’re delighted to deliver this direct low-fares link to the heart of the South Pacific.

“These new flights closely follow the successful launch of flights to Wellington and Queenstown earlier this month and cement our position as the leading international carrier in the Gold Coast.

“The Gold Coast Airport has worked closely with us in developing this route and we’re grateful for their support in making these flights possible.”

The announcement of the new route comes after Jetstar’s move to reinstate its Gold Coast-Perth flights from March next year.

Gold Coast Airport chief operating officer David Collins said the destination was great for couples and families who were looking for a relaxing getaway.

“This announcement is good news for our outbound market, demonstrating that the Gold Coast continues to be an attractive prospect for airlines in both an inbound and an outbound sense,” Mr Collins said.

“Jetstar has shown a great deal of commitment to the Gold Coast and this announcement comes in quick succession from the airline commencing services to both Wellington and Queenstown and announcing the reinstatement of the Perth service just over a week ago.”

Flights will be operated by
180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft in a single class and will depart on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

 

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