Jetstar has just announced direct service from Melbourne to Hawaii, with the new route to debut from 15 Dec - just in time for the summer holiday peak season.
The reinstatement of the Hawaii route (suspended in 2008) has come along with capacity expansions to other destinations including an increase of Jetstar's Sydney to Phuket services to four flights a week.
Jetstar Bali flights from both Melbourne and Sydney will also increase to daily, with the additional long-haul capacity to Indonesia, Hawaii and Phuket providing up to 19,000 extra seats a month for outbound holidaymakers.
The lead-in fare for the Melbourne-Honolulu service is $499 one way. The service will initially operate twice a week, moving to thrice weekly from March 2013.
"Jetstar specialises in putting more holiday destinations within reach for more people through low fares, domestically and internationally," said Jetstar Group ceo Jayne Hrdlicka.
More information in today's Travel Daily.