The announcement in October 2019 of a direct air service from Melbourne to Busselton marked the first time in 20 years that Jetstar had launched a new Australian domestic route.
After the route was postponed amidst upheaval in the travel industry due to the Covid-19 pandemic crisis, sustained commitment from Jetstar, the State Government and the City of Busselton has meant that the route was eventually launched on 6 April 2022.
Melbourne – Busselton Route Facts
- The first three years of the flights are predicted to bring in 60,000 passengers and inject $40 million into the local economy.
- Flights operate three times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, landing at Busselton Margaret River Airport and returning directly to Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport.
- In order to assist regional business to prepare in welcoming the airline passengers, MRBTA and Australia’s South West (ASW) has undertaken a training and capacity building programmes.
For more detailed information about the Busselton-Margaret River Airport, please visit the airport website at: http://www.busseltonmargaretriverairport.com.au/.