From Travel Today Newsletter
Jetstar will consider operating a daily Sydney to Hawaii service – pending regulatory approval - after announcing it would axe its twice-weekly Melbourne to Honolulu service from October 28.
The cancelled services will be redirected to Sydney, which will now operate five flights a week to Honolulu.
“Despite initially performing well, the Melbourne to Honolulu route hasn’t performed as well as the Sydney route in the past six months,” a Jetstar spokesman said. He said a number of Melbourne passengers were flying out of Sydney anyway via the Qantas codeshare deal. “The Sydney to Honolulu market is going very well, and for whatever reason it appears the Sydney market is where passengers want to fly out of,” the spokesman said.
The spokesman also confirmed the carrier would look to expand capacity in the Sydney market. “We currently have rights for five flights a week but we may look at additional rights because we’d love to build towards a daily service,” he said.
Passengers booked on Honolulu flights from Melbourne after October 28 will be transported to Sydney via Qantas and Jetstar domestic services.