Busselton flying high for tourism

City Mayor Phill Cronin and State Representative, Ms Jane Kelsbie MLA.

Busselton Margaret River Airport was abuzz with Jetstar’s inaugural flight service between Sydney and Busselton taking off on 26 March.

The new direct flights between Busselton and Sydney, coupled with Jetstar’s Busselton – Melbourne service is a major drawcard and boost for tourism in the South West region.

Both services will open the doors for interstate and international business and leisure travel, as well as bolstering the City’s identity as the ‘Events Capital of WA’, with further opportunities and connectivity between Busselton and the east coast.

City of Busselton Mayor Phill Cronin said on the day: “It was wonderful to experience firsthand the level of excitement and activity at the airport today. Whilst greeting passengers who arrived on the flight today, it was fantastic to hear their positive comments and experience on the new direct commercial flight service.

“Jetstar’s Melbourne service has proven to be incredibly popular and if today is anything to go by, I am sure Sydney will follow suit.

“I thank Jetstar for their commitment to the region and for their commitment to bring the Sydney flight service to Busselton.

“The additional passenger service ticks all the boxes for connectivity, job creation and driving economic growth. The community can only grow in strength from here.

“This is an important milestone for the City of Busselton and the State. I must acknowledge the support we’ve received from both the Federal and State Government, through Tourism WA and the South West Development Commission.

“We are also thankful for the contribution and support we’ve received from neighbouring Local Governments.”