Jetstar has announced that it will boost frequencies on a number of key routes from Sydney and Melbourne during the next few months as part of its plans to increase domestic capacity by up to 30 per cent.
From October 31, the airline will add an additional four weekly services to its Melbourne-Newcastle schedule, which will rise further to a total of 28 services per week (four per day) from December 6. Melbourne-Adelaide will gain an additional 10 weekly services from December 6 while an additional daily service on the Melbourne-Brisbane route will start from December 10.
From Sydney, Jetstar will increase its services to Townsville from five to six per week from November 6, rising to daily services from December 10. On December 2, the airline will increase frequencies to Adelaide and Ballina to three and two times daily, while from January 13 it will launch an additional daily service on the Sydney-Brisbane route.
Collectively, the new frequencies will add more than 820,000 seats per year to the Jetstar network, and come after earlier announcements of more capacity on services from Perth and Cairns. They also come as competitor Tiger Airways has announced a delay in the delivery of two A320s, forcing it to curtail its growth plans for this year.