Jetstar to start Hobart to Adelaide direct flights in late 2017

Direct flights between Hobart and Adelaide will start later this year.

The Jetstar service will operate three times a week with a capacity of 56,000 seats.

Premier Will Hodgman said the two-hour flights could help attract an estimated 46,000 visitors from South Australia each year, and link more international visitors to the state.

Five-per-cent of all interstate visitors to Tasmania come from South Australia.

Tourism Tasmania will soon launched a marketing campaign targeted at the state.