Jetstar launches new Whitsunday flights with sale fares from $59

Alex Keshen 14 December 2016 NEWS

New direct flight option from Sydney to the Whitsunday Coast.

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Jetstar has announced its newest route, with flights between Sydney and the Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine) set to take off in April.

To celebrate the new route, the airline is offering $59 fares between the two destinations.

These fares are available during winter, the perfect time to escape to Queensland, from 27 April until 20 June and 18 July until 12 September.

Checked baggage, seat selection and in-flight meals aren't included in the fare, but can be added on for an additional fee.

The only other airline currently flying this route is Tigerair, which is currently selling fares for $99 each way during the Jetstar sale period. Virgin also flies to Proserpine, but only from Brisbane.

This new route offers an alternate option for those travelling to the Whitsundays, as Jetstar previously only flew to Hamilton Island. If your final destination was on the mainland, you’d previously had to fork out an additional $52 each way for the return ferry from the airport to Airlie Beach.

These fares are also slightly less than the price of flights to Hamilton, which Jetstar is currently charging $89 each way for from Sydney while Virgin is charging $149.

With most budget accommodation options being in Airlie Beach, as well as the starting point for sailing trips in the area, this is a welcome improvement.

Jetstar's sale ends at 11:59pm AEDT on 15 December. Fares are limited, so you may need to be flexible to get the best price.

From To Dates Price
Sydney Proserpine 27 April until 20 June $59
Sydney Proserpine 18 July until 12 September $59

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