Townsville Airport Welcomes Direct Bali Service

Townsville Airport welcome Jetstar’s announcement that direct services to Bali will commence in September this year.

Chief Operating Officer of Townsville Airport, Mr Kevin Gill, has praised city leaders for their support in securing the return of international air services to Townsville.

“This new service will offer North Queenslander’s greater choice, affordability and convenience in their travel options.

“Denpasar is not just an exciting destination in its own right, but it’s also a major international air services hub with direct connections to many major cities around the world.

“This is exciting news for Townsville and puts our airport and city back on the international travel map,” Mr Gill said.

Mr Gill said the Jetstar decision was built on the work of a range of people and organisations who had supported Townsville Airport in advocating for the return of international air services.

“We applaud the decision of the Federal Government earlier this year to grant Townsville full international status, which helps meet the considerable cost of vital border protection services.

“Local Federal member Ewen Jones MP, Mayor Cr Jenny Hill and the team at Townsville Enterprise lobbied strongly for the reintroduction of these services and they have played a big role in this successful outcome.

“We acknowledge and thank Jetstar for their ongoing commitment to the region. This is a great day in the history of Townsville Airport and the city.

“I encourage North Queenslander’s to embrace the new service when it starts in September, proving that there is a growing appetite for direct international services from Townsville,” Mr Gill said.

Services commence 2nd September (subject to government and regulatory approval) and will operate three times per week.

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