Jetstar has launched the first-ever direct route connecting Sydney to one of the west’s major tourist destinations – Busselton Margaret River – ahead of the next Easter holidays.
The three-weekly service will carry more than 50,000 travellers between Sydney and the world-renowned wine and surf region each year, making a West Coast visit easier than ever for domestic and international tourists.
The first flight will take off on March 26, 2024, just before Easter and the second anniversary of Jetstar’s debut flight from Melbourne to Busselton Margaret River in April 2022.
Jetstar Group CEO Stephanie Tully said Jetstar will be the only commercial airline operating direct flights between the East Coast and Busselton Margaret River.
“Holidaymakers from Sydney will fly direct to Margaret River in about five hours for as low as $109 one way, making the region far more accessible for domestic and international tourists from the harbour city.” “Our flights from Melbourne have already been highly popular, and once our Sydney flights launch, we will be carrying well over 100,000 customers to and from this captivating region each year. “We thank the Western Australia Government, the Southwest Development Commission, Western Australia Tourism, and the City of Busselton for their ongoing support of our efforts to increase travel demand to the region.”
Rita Saffioti, WA Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism said the WA Government was very excited to have another direct link into a WA holiday spot.
“We’re proud to support this new direct flight, making it easier for people in the eastern states to get to our world-class South-West region and enjoy all it offers. “Direct flights are a vital component of our tourism strategy because they attract more tourists to our state, inject valuable tourism dollars into our local economy, and support local jobs and businesses.”
Don Punch, the Western Australian Minister for Regional Development, welcomed the new flights from Sydney.
“The introduction of these direct flights from Sydney provides a welcome boost to tourism operators and small businesses in our spectacular South-West region.” “This comes after significant State Government support to secure direct flights between Busselton and Melbourne last year, which unlocked new opportunities for investment and job creation.”
City of Busselton Mayor Phill Cronin said the news couldn’t have arrived at a better time. “We are thrilled to offer visitors from Sydney a convenient and efficient way to explore Margaret River’s wineries, beaches, and scenic landscapes.” We thank Jetstar and Tourism Western Australia’s commitment to our region.
Sydney to Busselton Margaret River from 26 March 2024
|Tuesday*, Thursday, Saturday
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*Tuesday flights switch to Monday from 1 April.