Jetstar adds new flights from Sydney to WA’s Margaret River wine and surf region
Jetstar has today announced a boost to WA flying, with the first ever direct service connecting Sydney to one of the west’s top tourist regions – Busselton Margaret River, ahead of the next Easter holidays.
The three-per-week service will carry more than 50,000 customers 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.
To celebrate the new service, Jetstar is having a 12-hour sale from 11am AEDT, with one-way fares from Sydney to Busselton Margaret River from only $109^.
Operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft, the first flight will take off on 26 March 2024, just days before Easter and 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.
“Our flights from Melbourne have already been incredibly popular, and once our Sydney flights launch, we’ll be carrying well over 100 thousand customers to and from this captivating region annually.
“We thank the Western Australian Government, the South West Development Commission, Western Australia Tourism and the City of Busselton for their ongoing support of our efforts to grow travel demand to the region.”
WA Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism, Rita Saffioti, said the WA Government was very excited to see another direct link into a WA 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.
“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.”
WA Minister for Regional Development, Don Punch, welcomed the introduction of the flights from Sydney.
“The introduction of these direct flights from Sydney provide 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 have unlocked new opportunities for investment and job creation.”
City of Busselton Mayor, Phill Cronin, said the news couldn't have come at a more opportune time.
“We are thrilled to offer visitors from Sydney a convenient and efficient way to explore our wineries, beaches, and scenic landscapes of the Margaret River region. We thank Jetstar and Tourism Western Australia for their commitment to our region.
Sydney to Busselton Margaret River from 26 March 2024
Tuesday*, Thursday, Saturday
^ Sale ends 11pm AEDT Thursday 16 November 2023, unless sold out prior. Fares are one-way. Prices based on payment by PayID, Jetstar voucher, Jetstar Gift Card, or bookings redeemed only in Qantas Points through jetstar.com. For other payment options, a Payment Fee applies. See jetstar.com/fees. Checked baggage not included. Selected travel dates and conditions apply.
*Tuesday flights switch to Monday from 1 April.
About Jetstar Group
Jetstar first took to the skies in 2004 and has since flown more than 350 million customers across an extensive international and domestic network. The Jetstar Group is made up of Jetstar Airways (subsidiary of the Qantas Group) in Australia and New Zealand, Jetstar Asia in Singapore, and Jetstar Japan in Japan. A leading low-fares airline, Jetstar is committed to offering everyday low fares to enable more people to fly to more places, more often. As one of Asia Pacific’s fastest-growing airline brands, Jetstar was voted Best Low-Cost Airline in Asia Pacific in 2021 and was recognized for its excellent flight safety records and services when listed on the "2022 World's Top 10 LCC" released by Airline Ratings.