The City of Busselton celebrates new direct flights to Sydney

Published on Tuesday, 26 March 2024 at 3:01:49 PM

  • Jetstar’s inaugural flights between Sydney and the Busselton Margaret River Airport commenced today.
  • The service a major boost to tourism.
  • Sale fares are available from $135 one-way at
  • The City is celebrating the occasion with a competition for its residents and ratepayers.

Busselton Margaret River Airport was a buzz this afternoon with Jetstar’s inaugural flight service between Sydney and Busselton taking off today. 

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, “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.” 

To celebrate the new service, Jetstar is having a 12-hour sale today, with one-way fares. The City has also launched a competition for City of Busselton residents and ratepayers 18 years and over. This is a chance to win two return flights from Busselton to Sydney and two-nights' accommodation at the West Hotel Sydney, Curio Collection by Hilton. The competition opens today and entries close 4.00pm 26 April 2024. For the full Conditions of Entry and to enter visit:

Jetstar will operate an A320 aircraft (seating 186 passengers) three times a week on Monday, Thursday and Saturday, flying directly from Busselton Margaret River Airport to Sydney airport. Visit for more information on flights and ticket sales.  

Objectives outlined in this statement are aligned with the City of Busselton’s Strategic Community Plan (2021 - 2031) Key Themes Opportunity: A vibrant City with diverse opportunities and a prosperous economy.

Photo supplied for general use: City Mayor Phill Cronin and State Representative, Ms Jane Kelsbie MLA

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