Qantas and Jetstar launch new direct service to Vanuatu


Qantas and Jetstar are launching new direct flights to Port Vila starting in September creating more than 150,000 new seats each year between Australia and Vanuatu.

Starting on September 10, Qantas will fly three times a week between Brisbane and Port Vila, with the ability to increase to five per week based on demand. Jetstar will offer up to four weekly flights between Sydney and Port Vila from December 12.

Qantas will launch its new flights with its Boeing 737 aircraft while Jetstar will use its growing fleet of Airbus A321neo LRs.

“We’ve long served Vanuatu through our codeshare partnership and this new route ensures our customers have more choice and consistent service to the island destination we know they enjoy,” Qantas International CEO Cam Wallace said.

Jetstar Group CEO Stephanie Tully said Vanuatu is a brand-new destination for Jetstar.

“Ahead of the arrival of our 13th A321neo LR next month and more new aircraft on the way, we’re continuing to grow our international network with the launch of low fares seats between Sydney and Port Vila,” she said.