Townsville Airport celebrates 10 years of service with Jetstar

Townsville Airport in collaboration with Jetstar today celebrated the 10 year anniversary since Jetstar first touched down in Townsville.

Passengers aboard today’s first inbound Jetstar flight were greeted with a water cannon salute, and enjoyed a Jetstar cupcake upon arrival into the terminal.
Chief Operating Officer of Townsville Airport, Mr Kevin Gill, said this was a proud day for Townsville Airport and the community alike, and praised Jetstar for their support over the last decade.

“Jetstar’s ongoing commitment to the region has been vital in putting Townsville on the map, both domestically and internationally,” said Mr Gill.

“Having recently celebrated the launch of their direct international service to Bali, we again congratulate Jetstar for their efforts in bringing this international service to fruition, and thank them for their ongoing commitment to North Queensland.

“Townsville Airport’s recent investment in upgrading the international terminal, along with the whole of terminal redevelopment, is paramount to ensure we are ready to meet the demands of increased services and passengers into the future.

“We look forward to continuing our partnership with Jetstar and are excited for what the next ten years will hold,” added Mr Gill.

Jetstar Australia and New Zealand CEO David Hall said the airline is proud to have served Townsville travellers and tourism over the past decade.

“More than two million people have flown in and out of Townsville Airport with Jetstar’s famous low fares, bringing millions of dollars into the local economy, including $42 million in the last financial year alone,” Mr Hall said.

“This is an incredible result for a regional hub like Townsville and shows how popular it is as a destination, and how loyal our local customers are,” he added.
“By adding more routes to Townsville we continue to make beautiful North Queensland more accessible for our customers.”

Jetstar currently operates 30 return services out of Townsville each week, including the city’s only international flights to Bali, and is the region’s only direct connection to Melbourne.

Townsville Enterprise Economic Development General Manager, Tracey Lines, thanked Jetstar for their ongoing support of the Townsville North Queensland region.

“Jetstar has brought thousands of visitors to the region over the past decade and their ongoing support of the region through establishing new routes and additional services confirms their confidence in Townsville North Queensland as a key business and leisure destination.

“We look forward to continuing a strong partnership with Jetstar as we look to establish new international routes to bring visitors to the region in line with our goal to double visitor expenditure by 2020.”

In celebration of the occasion, Jetstar has launched a 24-hour sale on all direct routes from Townsville including Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Bali. The sale runs from 00:01 to 23:59 on Friday, 30 October 2015 and fares are available from Jetstar.com.

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