Jetstar launches nonstop flights Perth to Lombok Island

Jetstar Cheap flights from Australia, will launch flights between Perth and Lombok island in Indonesia start from September 24. 

This new route and the first nonstop service from Australia to the emerging tourism destination and becomes the airline’s 15th international destination and fifth to Indonesia. “The size and scale of Jetstar allows us to open new routes and provide opportunities for more people to travel more often, and we could be operate four flights a week to this island," Jetstar Australia and New Zealand CEO David Hall said.

"Lombok Island is a popular choice Australians for holiday destination," David Hall said. “We know from our experience the introduction of a low fares carrier helps create new market demand and has a positive impact on the tourism sector,” he said, noting Lombok is the 62nd port for the Jetstar Group.

On this route will be served by an Airbus A320, flying scheduled on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday with a flight time of around three hours and 40 minutes.

Jetstar’s lead-in fare for the route starts at $179. Lombok is a small island located 1600km north-west of Darwin offering a mix of accommodation and activities for the leisure market and is described as reminiscent of Bali in the 1990s.

Planned schedule for this 4 weekly flights as follow:
Service Flight Number Departs Arrives Day
Perth - Lombok JQ112 10:30 14:10 Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun
Lombok - Perth
JQ111 15:10 18:45 Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun
All times are local. “+1″ stands for next-day arrival.
Reservation already open, service Start from September 13, 2013.
Operate by Airbus A320 aircraft.

Lombok is a new destination for JetStar and QANTAS Group’s network.

Photo by Chris Finney

Jetstar Receive First 787 Dreamliner in late September

Jetstar Receive First 787 Dreamliner in late September

Jetstar, low-cost flight by Qantas subsidiary, is scheduled to receive its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner in late September on this year.

Group CEO Bruce Buchanan said Jetstar would be the first airline based in Australia, and the first budget carrier in the world, to fly the Boeing 787 on routes.

Sources from the company said the new aircraft will be operated around November.

Initially operate Boeing 787 Dreamliner on domestic flights, flight route Goald Coast - Cairns before using it on international routes.

Jetstar will receive at least three 787 Dreamliner aircraft on this year, and now still on process of final assembly at Boeing manufacturers, Everett - Washington.