Queenslanders wanting to experience the sun and surf in Hawaii will be able to take off with Jetstar’s new nonstop service between Brisbane and Honolulu starting on 15 December 2014*.
The route will be operated by an Airbus A330 aircraft featuring Jetstar’s business and economy class cabins with one way sale fares starting at $299 in economy and $799 in business class^.
Jetstar Australia and New Zealand CEO David Hall said the route would operate up to three times a week during the peak season with two weekly services in the off peak.
“With the addition of this new connection from Brisbane, Jetstar offers more seats from Brisbane and Queensland than any other low fares carrier,” Mr Hall said.
“Jetstar has been offering long haul low fares between Sydney and Hawaii since 2006 and last year we introduced nonstop services to Honolulu from Melbourne.
“Hawaii is one of the most popular destinations on our network and we’re delighted to be giving more Aussies the chance to experience this part of the world.
“This new service is part of Jetstar’s mission to deliver more choice for customers and allow them to travel to more places than ever before.”
Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games, Jann Stuckey welcomed the announcement of Jetstar’s new route to Queensland saying these additional direct flights had the potential to entice thousands of extra visitors to Queensland every year.
“The Newman Government is working hard to maximise visitor numbers to the State to reach our goal of doubling annual overnight visitor expenditure from $15 billion to $30 billion by 2020,” Ms Stuckey said.
“This new aviation route from Honolulu into Brisbane will offer travellers more holiday choices and boost tourism to our great state.”
The new Honolulu route will be the second wide body service from Brisbane following the start of direct services to Bali later this month to be operated by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner*.
Flights will depart from Brisbane on Tuesdays and Fridays with services operating from Honolulu on Mondays and Thursdays.
The third service for peak season will operate on a Sunday. The route will eventually be operated by the game changing Boeing 787 Dreamliner as Jetstar continues to take delivery of more aircraft.
Launch sale fares
To celebrate the launch of Brisbane – Honolulu route, Jetstar fares will be on sale from 5pm (AEDT) today Wednesday 2 April until 12:59AM (AEDT) on Thursday 3 April, unless sold out prior, for travel between 3 February 2015 to 27 February 2015. One-way lead-in fares from Brisbane to Honolulu start from $479.^
* Subject to government and regulatory approval.
^ Checked baggage can be added for an additional fee. Fares quoted not available on all flights or days and conditions apply. Prices are based on payment by direct deposit/POLi, voucher or Jetstar MasterCard/Jetstar Platinum MasterCard for bookings through jetstar.com. For all other bookings, a Booking and Service Fee of $12.50 per passenger per fare applies.