Thursday, February 1, 2024
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
The Whitsunday Coast Airport is rolling out the red carpet, welcoming visitors from Adelaide to our sunny part of the country, with direct flights offered through Jetstar to start in September.
Whitsunday Regional Council Director Commercial Businesses Craig Turner said it was exciting that, after months of negotiations, connectivity from the Heart of the Barossa to the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef would take off in September.
“Thanks to this partnership with Jetstar, our Whitsunday residents can now be sipping wine in the Adelaide Hills while Adelaide residents can now enjoy relaxing in the tropical Whitsundays with three direct flights weekly,” he said.
“We have gone from two airline partners and three direct flight routes in the pre-covid era to now connecting our community to eight direct destinations across five airline partners.
Mr Turner said the new Adelaide flight is part of our broader vision for strategic growth for WCA and an ongoing commitment to not only meeting current travel demands but anticipating and fulfilling the evolving needs of visitors and the community.
“This will be a huge breakthrough for our region as it opens a direct flight route for the 1.2 million people who in live in the Adelaide region.
“That is a huge catchment area that can now fly to the Whitsundays direct to enjoy sand, sea, and sun in our tropical island paradise, in the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef.
"I extend my thanks to the entire airport team, our partners, and our Whitsunday community. Together, we are writing the next chapter of air travel for the Whitsundays."
The new flights have gone on sale from the start of February, beginning at $149 per person, with flights set to land in September.
Flights Start At $149 Per Person!
The Jetstar A320 set to allow direct flights to and from Adelaide and Whitsundays. Image: Supplied