Australia’s low-cost airline, Jetstar, has announced the launch of two new flights in and out on Canberra.
From July 1, Canberrans will be able to jump on daily flights to and from Melbourne.
Before a new service to and from the Gold Coast launches from 16 September.
Jetstar Group CEO, Gareth Evans said the expansion of flights to and from Canberra was a significant milestone for Jetstar, having just launched its first ever flight to the ACT in December.
“We’re excited to add an additional two routes into Canberra, following the success of our Brisbane Canberra flights which took off only a few months ago.”
Flights to an from Melbourne are set to provide more than 130,000 seats between the two cities each year with flights to the Gold Coast carrying up to 75,000.
ACT Chief Minister, Andrew Barr said the new routes were a vote of confidence in the Nation’s Capital.
“VisitCanberra will work with Jetstar on cooperative marketing campaigns to promote the new services and encourage more travellers to find more than they came for in Canberra.”
“Improving Canberra’s aviation links remains a key priority for the ACT Government during our city’s economic recovery.”
To celebrate the launch of the new flights, Jetstar is launching a flash sale at midday today with fares between Melbourne and Canberra starting at $55 and Gold Coast flights from $49.
Listen to the latest news below: