Jetstar Opens New Gold Coast Service to Avalon

27th Oct 2015

Jetstar Australia has signed a 10-year deal with Avalon Airport and the Victorian government, part of which includes a new route connecting Avalon and Gold Coast using Airbus A320s.

The carrier's 180-seater will be departing Avalon Airport at 10:00 a.m., while the return flights are scheduled for 2:45 p.m. same day.

David Hall, CEO at Jetstar Australia and New Zealand, said the following about the new route his company will be starting

"The Gold Coast is among the most popular destinations we fly to and we're delighted to offer a direct low fares option that will see more local families get away and enjoy a well-earned break up north. Equally, visitors flying to Avalon from Southeast Queensland will also benefit from easier access to regional attractions like the world-famous Great Ocean Road, Surf Coast beaches and the Bellarine food and wine trail."

He added:

"We know Avalon has enormous potential as a regional gateway and we're working to ensure we make the most of the extra seats these services are delivering to the region."

Victorian Minister of Tourism and Major Events John Eren welcomed Jetstar's service at Avalon Airport, saying:

"Avalon Airport is on the cusp of some of our most cherished tourism regions, and boasts easy access to Melbourne. It's a chance for visitors from Queensland and further afield to see for themselves we have the best of everything."

Lilly D'Ambrosio, Victorian Minister of Industry added on the importance of Jetstar's new service for the region:

"It's great to see the first new Gold Coast flight take off from Avalon less than six months after the Andrews Labor Government secured an agreement with Jetstar to keep Avalon Airport operating for at least the next 10 years and save up to 200 jobs."