Jetstar launches first direct service between Auckland and Brisbane

Jetstar launches first direct service between Auckland and Brisbane

Jetstar has launched its newest Trans-Tasman route with JQ150 taking off from Auckland to Brisbane on Monday afternoon. 

The four return services per week will carry almost 40,000 visitors a year to Brisbane, offering Kiwis the opportunity to explore Queensland via its vibrant capital city as well as providing direct access to 12 domestic destinations. 

Jetstar Group CEO, Stephanie Tully, said the new route was a fantastic addition to Jetstar’s expanding network of international destinations. 

“We know our customers are always on the lookout for more low fare travel options and exciting destinations.

“Since we announced the launch of the service, we’ve seen really strong bookings from holiday makers as well as expats keen to visit family and friends which is great news for local tourism operators and hospitality businesses.

“This new service also offers seamless connections to destinations on Jetstar’s extensive domestic networks in Australia and New Zealand, providing even more holiday options.

“I thank the Queensland Government, Brisbane Airport and Auckland Airport for their support of this new route.”  

Queensland Tourism Minister, Stirling Hinchliffe said:

“We’re backing Jetstar’s new four days per week direct flights into Brisbane from Auckland for the service’s strong potential for growth.

“This is the 17th service secured by Queensland’s $200 million Attracting Aviation Investment war chest for the State’s international visitor recovery.

“We know there’s pent-up demand among Kiwis to reunite with Queensland-based family and friends and come in from the cold for the southern hemisphere’s best winter lifestyle.

“Jetstar’s Auckland services are terrific addition to Brisbane’s international arrivals board, supporting 245 good Queensland jobs and $25.47 million for the city’s visitor economy.”

Oliver Philpot, Head of Aviation Marketing & Partnerships at Brisbane Airport Corporation said:

“New Zealand is the most popular destination for Queenslanders travelling overseas, and the number one source for tourists coming to Queensland, so to have Jetstar boosting capacity on the Trans-Taman route is very welcome. BNE looks forward to seeing this service grow, especially with Australia and New Zealand jointly hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup later this year.”

Auckland Airport’s Chief Customer Officer, Scott Tasker, said it’s great to have Jetstar bring its value-based proposition to the Brisbane Route.

“This is bringing much-needed capacity just in time for the winter when Kiwis will be looking for a sunny break. With around 200,000 New Zealand-born residents in Queensland, many living in Brisbane, the route will be popular with those connecting with family and friends,” Mr. Tasker said.

Latest News

  • News

Female entrepreneurs in tourism invited to enter the 2024 Australian Women’s Small Business Champion Awards

Entries have officially opened to the 2024 Australian Women’s Small Business Champion Awards – a prestigious and comprehensive programme that celebrates female small business owners from across the country. This year marks the third consecutive year of the Awards, which spotlight the achievements of some of the nation’s most inspiring women in small business. Including […]

  • Travel Agents

Roy Morgan names Flight Centre the most trusted travel agent brand in Australia

Flight Centre has been named the most trusted travel agent brand in Australia, according to a new Roy Morgan report. The leading research agency’s recent Roy Morgan Risk Report: Trust and Distrust Rankings of Industries and Brands in Australia (February 2024) compared a range of industries and within the travel and tourism sector, which included […]

  • Hotels
  • News

Minor Hotels’ Anantara group reimagines the brand as its portfolio surpasses 50 properties

Anantara Hotels & Resorts is marking a significant milestone with a reimagined brand identity as recent openings across Europe, Middle East and Asia have propelled the brand portfolio beyond 50 properties. Part of the Minor Hotels group, the Anantara visual refresh takes an elegant, pared-back approach that enables each hotel’s unique character to shine – […]

  • Tourism

Club Med Musandam is newest addition to the resort group and a first for the Middle East

Club Med has announced the newest addition to its Exclusive Collection portfolio with the opening of Club Med Musandam, the first Club Med resort in the Middle East. Set to be unveiled in 2028, the development of Club Med Musandam marks a significant investment milestone, surpassing the $100 million mark. A ground-breaking development as a […]

  • Luxury
  • Products

Louis Vuitton champions travel in campaign featuring Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

Louis Vuitton has relaunched its iconic Core Values Campaign with a new chapter that sees tennis champions Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Shot by industry legend Annie Leibovitz, the campaign features the tennis icons summiting a mountain together in the Dolomites of Italy with the tagline ‘There are Journeys that turn into Legends’. Together, they […]

  • Aviation

Garuda and Singapore Airlines to offer reciprocal benefits to frequent flyers, plus explore revenue sharing arrangements

Garuda Indonesia and Singapore Airlines will deepen their commercial partnership and offer reciprocal benefits to their frequent flyer program members, plus explore revenue sharing arrangements for flights between Indonesia and Singapore, subject to regulatory approvals.  The frequent flyer program agreement was signed by Garuda Indonesia CEO Irfan Setiaputra and SIA CEO Goh Choon Phong in […]

  • Hotels

My Fiji announce an exclusive deal with new Crowne Plaza Fiji Nadi Bay Resort & Spa

My Fiji have announced an exclusive deal with the new Crowne Plaza Fiji Nadi Bay Resort & Spa, Fiji’s newest premium resort experience, offering exclusive packages for a limited time. Situated along the shores of Wailoaloa Beach, the resort offers 324 modern rooms, immersive amenities and world-renowned Fijian hospitality, Crowne Plaza Fiji Nadi Bay Resort […]

  • Cruise

Sydney Swans greats announced for Crown Princess cruise

Princess Cruises has partnered with the Sydney Swans to offer fans the first-ever AFL Member cruise aboard Crown Princess. This four-night voyage to Tasmania departs January 25, 2025 and guests will be able to immerse themselves in a once-in-a-lifetime Sydney Swans experience featuring special events and activities dedicated to fans. The cruise will feature Sydney […]

  • Destinations

Listening to whales, followed by Ales and Prawn Tails on the Sunshine Coast

Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is preparing to welcome more than 40,000 humpback whales that are making their way up the Australian east coast on their annual migration. The Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s premier whale tourism destinations, built on its long-established whale watching cruises and Sunreef’s pioneering Swim with Whales experience, which celebrates its 10th […]

  • Aviation
  • Travel Agents

Webjet relaunches partnership with AirAsia with a huge Asia flights sale

Online travel agency Webjet has have relaunched their partnership with AirAsia with a huge Asia flights sale, available until 2 June. To give customers a greater breadth of choice and price point, hundreds of new flight options to Aussie favourite destinations have been added, including Bali, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok via AirAsia, AirAsiaX, Thai AirAsia […]