Hon Leon Bignell MP
Minister for Tourism
Jetstar have today announced the introduction of direct flights between Adelaide and Hobart.
The airline will operate three weekly return flights between the South Australian and Tasmanian capitals from 13 November 2017 to 24 March 2018.
The flights will be operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays on a 180-seat Airbus A320. This will provide more than 17,000 seats on the route in a single class cabin configuration.
Flight details are as follows:
JQ681 – Adelaide to Hobart – departs: 19:45, arrives 22:15
JQ680 – Hobart to Adelaide – departs: 17:45, arrives 19:15
Tickets for the route go on sale from August 9, 2017. For more information visit www.jetstar.com
Quotes attributable to Minister for Tourism Leon Bignell
This new route by Jetstar is a welcome addition for South Australia and our visitor economy which is currently worth a record $6.3 billion.
In just two and a half hours, Tasmanians can be in our wonderful state exploring our capital city or escaping to our regions. The flights will also allow international visitors to easily travel between two of Australia's most stunning states.
The State Government is committed to growing tourism in South Australia as we work towards our goal of an $8 billion visitor economy by 2020.
We are continuing to work with airlines to boost air access to our state. Just recently we announced QantasLink would operate direct flights to Kangaroo Island from Melbourne and Adelaide, further expanding our domestic connections.
We have injected an additional $70 million into South Australia’s tourism sector to market South Australia to our domestic and international markets and attract more visitors to our part of the world.
Creating new and increased routes is equally important in ensuring domestic and international visitors have easy access to our beautiful state.