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Friday 17 November 2023

Jetstar delivers good news for wine lovers

Wine lovers wanting to visit the Margaret River region in Western Australia from Sydney have reason to celebrate.

Jetstar has announced the first direct service connecting Sydney to Busselton Margaret River, starting early next year.

The three-flights-per-week service will carry more than 50,000 customers between Sydney and the popular wine and surf region each year.

Operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft, the first flight will take off on March 26, 2024,in time for the Easter holidays and coinciding with the second anniversary of Jetstar’s inaugural flight from Melbourne to Busselton Margaret River in April 2022.

Jetstar Group CEO Stephanie Tully said Jetstar will be the only commercial airline offering direct flights between the east coast and Busselton Margaret River.

“Holidaymakers from Sydney will be able to 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," she said.

“Our flights from Melbourne have already been incredibly popular, and once our Sydney flights launch, we’ll be carrying well over 100,000 customers to and from this captivating region annually."

West Australian deputy premier and minister for tourism Rita Saffioti said the state government was excited to see another direct link into a tourism hotspot.

“We’re really proud to be supporting 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 has to offer," she said.

“Direct flights form a really important part of our tourism strategy, as it brings more visitors into our State, injects valuable tourism dollars into our local economy and of course, supports local jobs and businesses.”

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