Starting next year Melbourne will become a whole lot closer for south west residents with Jetstar announcing a three times weekly service from Busselton.
The flights will operate Monday, Wednesday and Saturday with the inaugural flight on 25 March 2020. In a massive win for holiday makers the flights will arrive and depart Busselton in the morning allowing visitors to make the most of their holidays.
Special introductory fares have gone on sale today and start from $89 one way.
The new services are expected to be an economic driver for the South West over the next three years with 60,000 east coast visitors expected to contribute more than $40 million to the local economy.
Prior to today’s announcement the airport had undergone a major redevelopment with upgrades to aviation and landside infrastructure.
There is something for everyone:
Shoppers love Melbourne whether after high fashion or fine art, jewellery or accessories, homewares or stationery the city has world leading shopping in fashion-forward boutiques, elegant arcades and buzzing shopping centres.
Melbourne has long been food and coffee obsessed and foodies can find any cuisine you can think of, from Asian in Soho to Eastern European, Italian on Lygon Street or pub-style dining along the Southbank.
For the sports lovers Melbourne is undeniably the sporting capital of Australia, if not the world. From AFL to cricket, the grand prix and tennis Melbourne is the best place to get your sporting fix.
For the explorer Melbourne has a knack for keeping its best spots hidden, inviting discovery by food and culture lovers. Wander the old laneways that lead down to the river’s edge, crammed full of galleries, cafes and budding graffiti artists adorning the walls of famous buildings.
On your night out enjoy the rooftop scene and soak up the city while listening to live music, relaxing in balcony bars or watching movies beneath the stars.