A warm Coast welcome for Jetstar’s new Adelaide services
  • Friday 30 September 2016

The first of Jetstar’s new Adelaide to Sunshine Coast flights touched down at Sunshine Coast Airport this morning to a colourful and vibrant Sunshine Coast welcome.

Passengers on the first arriving flight were greeted by characters from Aussie World, Sea Life Mooloolaba, The Ginger Factory, Big Kart Track and Australia Zoo, as well as receiving a welcome goodie bag from Visit Sunshine Coast Visitor Information Centre volunteers to ensure their Sunshine Coast stay is fantastic.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said the new services would provide 56,000 seats between Adelaide and the Sunshine Coast each year and operate three times per week.

“Jetstar’s investment in the region is outstanding,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“Our South Australian visitors will now be able to easily access the Sunshine Coast and the service will also connect friends and families who live in the two regions.

“Not only will South Australian’s be able to enjoy their holidays here but our residents will be able to take a direct flight from their home airport to sample the delights that South Australia has to offer.

“It’s a great addition to the services our airport offers and I encourage all travellers to take advantage of them.”

Jetstar Group Chief Commercial Officer Catriona Larritt said demand for the new Adelaide-Sunshine Coast flights had been strong, particularly as the services take off in school holidays.

“Our customers love visiting the Sunshine Coast, so we’re excited to now offer direct connections from three interstate capitals with the launch of our Adelaide flights today, in addition to our popular Sydney and Melbourne services,” Ms Larritt said.

“We now offer three times more flights into the Sunshine Coast than any other airline and we’re proud to support local travellers and tourism with another direct, low fares route.”

Visit Sunshine Coast CEO Simon Latchford is pleased to support the new Jetstar service from Adelaide to the Sunshine Coast.

“The promotional campaign we have run over past months in South Australia to support the new flights has been well received as Adelaide residents have experienced one of the wettest and coolest winters in a number of years,” Mr Latchford said.

“Growing the interstate market is a key priority for the Sunshine Coast and we look forward to welcoming more South Australians to the region.

“The trip is now easier with the direct service taking just over two hours and as a bonus the flights commence just in time for the South Australian spring holidays.

“With the diversity our destination offers, we are confident we can offer South Australians a truly unique and memorable holiday.”

Services between Adelaide and the Sunshine Coast will operate on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday each week.

Schedule on Friday, September 30
JQ800 Adelaide – Sunshine Coast Dep: 6.00am, Arr: 8.50am
JQ 801 Sunshine Coast – Adelaide Dep: 9.20am; Arr: 11.35am

Schedule from Sunday, October 2
(Daylight saving comes into effect in SA from 2am on Sunday 2 October)
JQ800 Adelaide – Sunshine Coast Dep: 6.00am, Arr: 7.50am
JQ 801 Sunshine Coast – Adelaide Dep: 8.20am; Arr: 11.35am

Photo: Harrison Grohn @SunshineCoastAviation