Jetstar is suspending its Perth-Brisbane and Perth-Lombok services in response to weaker than expected demand on the two markets.
The low-cost airline will suspend its six times weekly Perth-Brisbane JQ 980/JQ 981 services from July 1, while its four times a week JQ 111/JQ 112 service between Perth and Lombok will be suspended from October 17.
“The Perth-Brisbane market is heavily geared towards business travel and we’ve seen yields deteriorate as demand for leisure fares has weakened,” a Jetstar spokesman said.
“Despite our best efforts to promote Lombok as a destination, we’re just not seeing enough demand to sustain services at this time. Like all airlines, we review the performance of our routes regularly and make adjustments when it makes sense to do so.”
Jetstar became the first Australian airline to serve Lombok when it launched flights to the Indonesian holiday island last September.
Passengers booked on the Jetstar Brisbane service after June 30 will be re-accommodated on Qantas flights, while passengers affected by the Lombok service cancellation will be offered a $50 Jetstar voucher.