June 5, 2014
Jetstar will suspend its Perth-Brisbane and Perth-Lombok services due to weaker than expected demand on both markets.
The airline will suspend its 6-weekly Perth-Brisbane JQ980/JQ981 services from July 1, while its four times a week JQ111/JQ112 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 was the first airline in Australia to serve Lombok when it launched flights to the Indonesian holiday island in September of last year.
Passengers that are booked on the Jetstar Brisbane service after June 30 will be re-accommodated on Qantas flights.
The passengers affected by the Lombok service cancellation will be offered a $50 Jetstar voucher.