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Jetstar recreates inaugural flight from Newcastle to Melbourne 20 years after launch

Simon McCarthy
Updated May 27 2024 - 1:07pm, first published May 26 2024 - 9:01am
Jetstar recreates inaugural flight from Newcastle to Melbourne 20 years after launch
Jetstar recreates inaugural flight from Newcastle to Melbourne 20 years after launch

Two decades after the first silver-tailed plane took off from Newcastle Airport in its maiden flight to Melbourne, the airline that was christened in the Hunter retraced its flight to mark the milestone on Saturday.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of the Toohey’s News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.

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