Jetstar to change flight times

THE flight times of the Jetstar flights into Proserpine are expected to change in April.

The current evening flights will arrive and depart each day in the mornings.

From April 3, the flights which currently leave Whitsunday Coast Airport at 7.05pm will leave at 11.10am under the new timetable.

The flights from Brisbane to Proserpine will also change, leaving at 8.55am and arriving in Proserpine at 10.40am.

A Jetstar spokeswoman said customers who had already booked their flights with Jetstar from beyond April 3 would be given options for alternate flight arrangements.

“We're in the process of contacting customers [via email] who have been affected and offering options on the revised schedule,” she said.

The spokeswoman said the options available would include changing flight times or a refund.

She also believed the flight change would benefit travellers.

“We think that's going to be really well respected by leisure travellers,” she said.

Tourism Whitsundays chief executive Peter O'Reilly said there were pros and cons for the change in flight time. “The earlier arrival times will suit accommodation and boat operators,” he said.

“However, the very early departure from Brisbane may not connect well with flights from southern states.”

He said this was probably a better option for connections than the previous flight time. “The flight time change does mean we don't have as much coverage across the day as we did, meaning less choice for travellers for arrival and departure times,” Mr O'Reilly said.


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