Jetstar returns to Newcastle Airport with Melbourne services recommencing from late June

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Newcastle Airport is pleased to welcome back Jetstar flights from late June, with the region connected to Melbourne via services recommencing on 17 June.

Newcastle Airport CEO, Dr Peter Cock says it was very encouraging to see Newcastle Airport on the list of connected destinations when the schedule was released on .

“On behalf of the region we are excited to welcome back Jetstar’s service to one of our most popular destinations,” he said.

“This will reconnect our region to the Melbourne market, stimulating tourism business, reconnecting families and allowing vital work-related travel to recommence.

“Recent survey results showing the willingness of people from the Hunter to travel were front and centre in our pitch to the airline. We are now calling on our region to support this service.

“Prior to Covid-19, the Jetstar Melbourne service was in high demand and one I know many throughout the region have been eagerly anticipating. Likewise, we will welcome Melbournians visiting the Hunter, particularly now the infamous Victorian winter chill is in full force. 

“When people do arrive at Williamtown, they’ll notice a number of additional measures within the airport itself, to help ensure passenger’s health and safety remains a priority.”

“These include social distancing guidelines, an increased cleaning regime and extra hand sanitiser available throughout the terminal. In addition, Jetstar have also introduced a number of new programs to assure passenger health and safety aboard their services through their Fly Well and Fly Flexible initiatives. 

“We’re anticipating strong passenger numbers in response to this initial resumption of flights and will hopefully see greater frequency and more destinations come on soon,” Dr Cock said.

Flights on the reintroduced Newcastle <> Melbourne Jetstar service are now on sale at jetstar.com.au