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Newcastle Airport is thrilled to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Jetstar's inaugural flight from Newcastle to Melbourne. This landmark event marks two decades of successful partnership and shared growth, reinforcing Newcastle Airport's commitment to providing exceptional service and connectivity for the region.

On 25 May, 2004, Jetstar launched its very first flight, which took off from Newcastle Airport, setting the stage for a transformative era in Australian aviation. This game-changer flight not only made air travel more accessible to the people of Australia, but also strengthened the bond between our community and Melbourne.

Newcastle Airport CEO, Dr. Peter Cock expressed his excitement about the milestone. 

"Congratulations to Jetstar on reaching this incredible milestone." 

"We are immensely proud to have been a part of Jetstar's journey from the very beginning.”

“Jetstar has been a key in delivering on our purpose, of being the airport the region deserves.” 

“Our partnership has been instrumental in enhancing connectivity, fostering tourism, and supporting economic growth in our region." said Dr. Cock. 

Over the past 20 years, Newcastle Airport and Jetstar have worked closely to expand route options, improve services, and ensure that air travel remains convenient and affordable for all passengers. Together, we have welcomed millions of travellers, providing them with seamless access to 4 destinations including Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Cairns.

Executive General Manager for Aviation Business Development and Air Freight, Andrew Warrender added to the importance of Newcastle Airport’s partnership with Jetstar. 

"Newcastle Airport has always strived to be more than just a gateway, we aim to be a hub of connectivity and opportunity for our community." 

"Our enduring partnership with Jetstar exemplifies this vision.”

“We look forward to many more years of shared success and continuing to expand our route network with Jetstar." said Mr Warrender.

As we celebrate this remarkable 20-year milestone, Newcastle Airport extends heartfelt congratulations to Jetstar. We are proud to have been a trusted partner in your journey and are excited to continue working together to provide exceptional travel experiences for our passengers.

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