Aviation

Jetstar fly to Thailand for first time since March 2020

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.


Featured image: iStock/itsskin



SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Leave a Reply

Travel Agents

Malaysia Airlines launches free trip incentive for agents

This incentive is like a buy one, get one free, except instead of buying something, you’ve got to sell airfares… which is likely your job anyway so win-win.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Ennismore to bring four new lifestyle hotels to NZ

Accor’s quirky stepchild is spreading across the Pacific like a rash… if rashes transported you to swish new hotels, that is.

Share

CommentComments

Events

Missed the Visit USA Expos? Fear not, we’ve got your biggest questions covered.

No more FOMO! These hot tips will get you in top-tip shape to visit the USA (USA!)

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Jetstar launches Sunny Coast sale with fares cheaper than a tank of petrol

With prices this low, Jetstar will have to steal Bunnings’ famous tagline. Hopefully they’ll start hosting sausage sizzles as well.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Hotel Review: La Sultana is an oasis among the chaos of Marrakech

by Nancy Hromin

A peaceful hideaway right in the centre of the Medina’s hustle and bustle, La Sultana is an oasis among the chaos of Marrakech – a chaos we absolutely loved.

Share

CommentComments

News

Aussie travel start-up Ok Away partners with Air Doctor

While it is a cool name, Ok Away also sounds like a good way to end a sentence with someone you wish would leave you alone.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

“It’s a shocking insult”: Qantas slammed for asking execs to work as baggage handlers

The bags on your next flight may be handled by Alan Joyce, which may or may not be a good thing depending on your confidence in his ability to fling around 30 kg bags.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Travellers warned over bomb threats against Moldova’s international airport

The government’s travel alert website is advising Aussies to reconsider their need to travel to Moldova, which, given the bomb threats, is probably sound advice.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Intrepid launches citizen science programs in Antarctica

Believe it or not, there is more than one program about understanding phytoplankton (which are a lot more important than you would think)!

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

IHG celebrates 60 years with big surprises + Tim Tam cake

The brand is celebrating its Diamond anniversary with a series of events and surprises for guests, but honestly, they had us at “Tim Tam”.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Exploring the diverse wonderland of Langkawi

by Sponsored by Tourism Malaysia

A venture to Langkawi, an archipelago off Malaysia’s northwest coast, is a must-visit for any adventurer. Read our guide to see why.

Share

CommentComments

News

Iceland volcano eruption sparks travel concerns

Fortunately, we don’t have a Mt. Vesuvius situation going on here, so Islandic folk need not worry about being frozen in time while they’re on the loo.

Share

CommentComments