Jetstar expanding international and domestic services

New flights to Osaka, as well as Margaret River and Hervey Bay, headlined this week's additions by the low-cost carrier.

Jetstar Airways’ new direct flights from Sydney to Osaka headlined three new routes announced by the airline this week.

The low-cost carrier will offer more than 100,000 seats every year between the two cities from April, taking off three times per week on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Jetstar Chief Executive Officer Stephanie Tully said the arrival of more Airbus A321neo LRs means the airline has been able to redeploy its Boeing 787s and further grow its international network.

“This is the eighth international service we’ve launched or announced in the past year and our third new service between Australia and Japan,” she said.

“Japan has always been a top holiday spot for our customers, so we know they’ll be excited to have easy access to this incredible Japanese city.

The new Sydney-Osaka flights will be bookended by new Jetstar routes between Sydney & Margaret River and Melbourne & Hervey Bay.

Jetstar today announced the first ever direct service connecting Sydney to Busselton Margaret River Airport ahead of the next Easter holidays.

The three-per-week service will carry more than 50,000 customers aboard an Airbus A320 aircraft, with the first flight to take off on 26 March.

Jetstar will also offer the first-ever direct flights from Melbourne to Hervey Bay later that year.

The three weekly flights will take off from 20 June, and have been launched in partnership with Fraser Coast Regional Council, carrying up to 1,100 customers each week between the two cities.

The two new domestic flights mean Jetstar will now fly from Margaret River and Hervey Bay to both Sydney and Melbourne.

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