Jetstar to Launch New Direct Service Brisbane-Bangkok

A Jetstar 787 Dreamliner approaches to land.
Photo Credit: Jetstar

Jetstar has announced exciting news for Queenslanders: starting December 13th, they’ll be launching direct flights between Brisbane and Bangkok, the capital of Thailand.

This marks Jetstar’s 20th route departing from Brisbane, further solidifying their commitment to Queensland’s aviation scene.

787 Dreamliner Direct Flights

This new service will operate three times a week, utilizing Jetstar’s comfortable and spacious Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

The direct flights will significantly reduce travel time compared to current indirect routes, taking just over eight hours – that’s nearly half the time!

This provides Queenslanders with a more convenient and time-saving option for their Thai adventures.

To celebrate the launch, Jetstar is offering a special 24-hour sale with one-way fares from Brisbane to Bangkok starting from just $205. Head over to the airline’s website to grab these limited-time deals!

Jetstar Brisbane Expansion

This new route signifies a major expansion for Jetstar in Brisbane. It’s part of a larger strategic partnership formed with Brisbane Airport in 2023.

This collaboration has already unlocked half a million new low-fare seats annually, with direct flights taking off from Brisbane to popular destinations like Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, and Auckland.

Furthermore, the addition of the Bangkok flights and Jetstar’s existing routes from Sydney and Melbourne will mean bolstered Thailand services.

Overall, the airline will operate up to 22 flights per week between Australia and Thailand by the end of the year.

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Jetstar Group CEO, Steph Tully gave comment on behalf of the airline.”This new route provides Queenslanders with more options for travel to Thailand.”

“With our convenient schedule and low fares, getting to Bangkok from Brisbane has never been easier or more affordable. We’re thrilled to offer this new service as part of our 20th anniversary and ongoing commitment to growth.”

“We also extend our thanks to the Queensland Government and Brisbane Airport for their continued support of affordable travel.”

Queensland Government Minister for Tourism, Michael Healy responded, highlighting the benefits for the state. “This direct connection between Bangkok and Brisbane is fantastic news.”

“We’ve seen a surge in Thai visitors to Queensland recently, and this route will further strengthen tourism ties.”

“As a low-cost carrier, Jetstar makes travel more accessible for international students, travelers from Asia, Europe, and the UK who can use Bangkok as a hub.”

“This also opens up tremendous opportunities for Queensland’s exporters, with return flights offering up to 15 tonnes of cargo capacity.”

A Jetstar Dreamliner on the tarmac.
Photo Credits: Jetstar Airways.

Brisbane Airport CEO, Gert-Jan de Graaff added further commentary. “We’re delighted to reconnect Queensland and Thailand, a highly sought-after route by our passengers.”

“This direct service simplifies travel for families and friends, and with 15 tonnes of freight capacity per flight, it significantly benefits Queensland’s export industry.”

“We’re proud to see Jetstar become Brisbane Airport’s second-largest international carrier, a testament to their commitment to providing exceptional value to our community.”


This new route is a win-win for travelers, businesses, and the Queensland economy. It offers faster, more affordable travel options, strengthens tourism ties, and boosts cargo capacity for Queensland’s export industry.

This achievement also highlights the success of the Queensland Government’s Attracting Aviation Investment Fund.

So far, the state initiative has secured 32 new international routes since its launch in February 2022.

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