Jetstar base and international flights for SA

09 December 2013

Jetstar’s decision to establish a base in South Australia is welcome news for South Australia, a week ahead of the first Jetstar international flight into Adelaide.

More than 120 extra jobs are expected to be created for pilots, cabin crew and operational staff based in South Australia, with four A320 aircraft to be stationed in Adelaide.

Tourism Minister Leon Bignell said the State Government had been very successful working in partnership with the Adelaide Airport to open up air access into South Australia.

“Since last November, we’ve seen Emirates, Air Asia X and now Jetstar commence direct international services into Adelaide, with Singapore Airlines also putting on additional weekly flights.

“We’ve experienced an 83 percent increase in international seats into South Australia during the past two years, which has made Adelaide Airport the fastest growing airport in the country.

“We are seeing this strategy pay off, with international visitor arrivals up 11 percent on last year, compared to a 5 percent increase Australia-wide.”

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