Thailand holidays are back, with Jetstar’s first flight to Phuket since borders reopened, departing from Sydney on Wednesday and Melbourne yesterday.
This is the first time Jetstar has flown to Thailand since March 26, 2020.
Both flights are operated by Boeing 787-8 aircraft, with flights from Sydney* operating three times each week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, and flights from Melbourne* operating twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays.
According to Jetstar CEO Gareth Evans, Thailand has traditionally been one of the most popular destinations in Jetstar’s international network. The resumption of flights is a crucial step in the revival of low-cost international leisure travel.
“Today is an exciting day for travellers and also for our crew, many of whom used to love operating to Thailand regularly pre-pandemic”.
“Thailand has consistently been one of our most popular overseas holiday destinations since we started flying there in 2007, and our research tells us that Phuket remains high on the list of places Aussies want to go”.
“A recent survey of Jetstar customers showed that Thailand currently ranks in the top three international destinations that travellers have on their bucket lists for 2022”, Evans said.
International flights to additional Jetstar destinations, including Bali, Japan, and Vietnam, are expected to restart in the first half of 2022 when quarantine rules in these countries ease. The government and regulatory agencies must approve international flights.
Jetstar’s Fly Flexible policy offers customers who book flights before February 28, 2022, a ‘fee-free’ date change if they travel before December 31, 2022. Jetstar has also extended credit vouchers for flights up to the end of 2023 until at least December 31, 2022.