Looks like Thailand is back on the menu, with Jetstar’s first flight to Phuket since March 2020 taking off today from Sydney, followed by Melbourne tomorrow.
Operated by Boeing 787-8 aircraft, the flights from Sydney will operate three times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, and twice weekly from Melbourne on Thursdays and Sundays.
Jetstar CEO Gareth Evans said restarting the flights was an important milestone in the recovery of low-cost international leisure travel.
“Today is an exciting day for travellers and also for our crew, many of whom used to love operating to Thailand regularly pre-pandemic,” Evans said.
“Thailand has consistently been one of our most popular overseas holiday destinations since we started flying there in 2007, and our research tells us that Phuket still remains high on the list of places Aussies want to go.
“A recent survey of Jetstar customers showed that Thailand currently ranks in the top three international destinations that travellers have on their bucket lists for 2022.”
International flights to other destinations in Jetstar’s network, Bali, Japan and Vietnam are scheduled to resume in the first part of 2022 as quarantine requirements in these destinations ease.
However, these international flights are subject to government and regulatory approval.
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