If you’ve always wanted to visit Australia’s Red Centre, new flights from Brisbane to Uluru (Ayers Rock Airport) from August just brought it a whole lot closer.
Jetstar has announced new flights that will be the first direct flights between the two destinations.
The low fares airline will operate three flights per week on the new route from August 3, 2018 with 56,000 seats available on the route annually.
This story includes
- Low fares to Australia’s Red Centre
- Now a weekend destination
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Low fares to Australia’s Red Centre
Jetstar Executive Manager Alan McIntyre, said the airline expects strong demand from Queenslanders wanting to visit the red centre.
“Uluru is one of the most iconic destinations in Australia,” Mr McIntyre said. “With Brisbane continuing to grow as one of Australia’s largest tourism hubs, we are confident that our low fares will encourage more people to travel to the Northern Territory.
“Currently thousands of Queenslanders are travelling to Uluru via Melbourne, so not only will direct flights provide a lower cost link to central Australia, but also the flight time will only be around three hours.
Brisbane Airport Corporation CEO and Managing Director Julieanne Alroe said, “With more and more international visitors choosing Brisbane as the gateway to Australia, Jetstar’s new direct flight to Uluru will not only meet current demand but further stimulate tourism to this iconic destination while making access for domestic travellers easier than ever.”
Red Centre now a weekend destination
The three-hour flight time firmly puts Uluru as a long weekend destination. It opens up Red Centre options for easy short breaks where you can see the sun rise over this surprising monolith and be equally enchanted by a sunset.
Camel safaris through the desert, Harley Davidson bike rides around the rock, desert painting sessions and bush tucker lessons are just a few of the activities available.
Jetstar currently operates direct flights from Melbourne and Sydney to Uluru. These additional flights from Brisbane will see a total of up to 257,000 seats to and from Uluru each year.
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