CONFIRMED: Jetstar Flights From Busselton To Melbourne From March 2020
Big boost to Southwest economy
It's on folks! Confirmation this morning Jetstar will begin commercial flights between Busselton and Melbourne from March 25.
The flights will be three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays with approximately 1100 seats available across the week.
While it's fantastic news for people who already live in the Southwest area, it's brilliant news for tourism to the region.
Over the next three years, the new flights expected to pump in $40 million into the local economy and bring 60,000 visitors to the Southwest.
Jetstar Group CEO Gareth Evans says there's a strong demand from Victorians to visit the Southwest.
"With its world-class surf breaks and incredible food and wine, a visit to the region is on the travel wish lists of many travellers."
Of course, that means its just in time for the new footy season.
"For residents of the Southwest it will open up the possibility of a mini break on the east coast with direct access to the sports, culture and extensive shopping on offer in Melbourne," said Mr. Evans.
Jetstar are offering customers $89 one way fares (conditions apply) from today in a five-day sale.
So, time to think about that short trip to Melbourne, folks!