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Jetstar sale creates first direct flight between 2 holiday hotspots

Posted: 23 June 2021 3:39 pm

Forget having to wait at the airport for your connecting flight! Jetstar has you covered.

TL;DR: What's the deal with this flight sale?

Cheapest flight available:

Travel dates
17 July to 15 September 2021

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Baggage included?

Jetstar is making waves this week as it launches a second direct route – only this time it's an Australian first.

Operating 3 times a week, travellers are now able to fly between Cairns and Newcastle without the fuss of needing a connection in Brisbane.

Now it wouldn't be a new Jetstar flight announcement without a fabulous sale to go hand in hand – so presenting $89 one-way seats to get you to or from.

We hear you, when can you fly? Travel periods range from 17 July to 15 September 2021. Specific dates may apply.

Jetstar Group CEO, Gareth Evans said, "These new flights are not only great news for our customers wanting to explore new places, it will also provide a boost in tourism for both cities, which is great for local businesses."

This one is a no-brainer, so head over to Skyscanner to lock in your next Australian getaway.

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How do these Jetstar sale fares stack up?

We took a look into what other seats are currently available during a similar travel period via Skyscanner. Previously, to fly between Newcastle and Cairns would require a stopover in Brisbane. These tickets normally sit between $150 and $350 one way, so this Jetstar sale saves you from $61 on each leg.

"Newcastle has become one of New South Wales' most sought after holiday destinations, with its beautiful coastline and reputation as a lively culinary and artistic hub.

"Cairns is consistently one of the most popular destinations in our network, so we expect this to be a very popular route in both directions," Evans said.

If you've been waiting for a sign, this is it! These prices are only available until midnight 23 June 2021, unless sold out prior.

These fares at a glance

  • Good flexibility: Add FareCredit at checkout, which offers a credit for the value of your fare plus any in-flight extras in the case that you cancel. Vouchers are valid for up to 3 years from the issue date. All bookings with Jetstar vouchers will be returned if the flight is cancelled or affected by border restrictions.
  • Good airline: Jetstar is currently Australia's budget airline, so it's ideal for those wanting to travel light. Tickets don't include checked baggage, in-flight meals or entertainment but can be added for an extra fee.
  • Great travel time: Connection times are a thing of the past with direct flights between these Aussie favourites.
  • Good weather: The best time to visit Cairns falls right on the money – between April and September. While the Hunter Valley (ideally located just 1 hour from Newcastle airport), is best visited in autumn (March-May) due to low rainfall and comfortable temperatures. It is worth noting that travelling in July offers some of the cheapest accommodation annually.

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