Budget airline, Jetstar is making its first entry into the Canberra market, launching cheap flights to and from Brisbane.

Starting from 2 September, the airline with offer five return flights per week, with fares starting from $75 one way.

The new route will be the 22nd destination within Australia for the airline and the first time it’s ever flown to the Nation’s Capital.

Jetstar Group CEO Gareth Evans said as domestic travel continues to grow following the height of coronavirus restrictions last year, it’s the perfect time to touch down in Canberra.

“Our flights will take off in time for Floriade, helping to bring thousands of interstate visitors to one of the major festivals on Canberra’s calendar.”

“With international borders closed, there’s is huge appetite for low fares travel domestically. We know these flights will be really popular and provide a great boost for tourism operators and businesses as visitors explore everything Canberra and the region has to offer.”

Chief Minister, Andrew Barr, is also on board, keen to see how it can benefit the local tourism sector.

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“Jetstar’s entry to the Canberra market will not only make travel from South East Queensland to Canberra cheaper and easier but provide a significant opportunity to work with Jetstar to promote our city across their extensive network.”

Sale of tickets for the new route go on sale from 11am Thursday 10 June.