The first direct flight between Brisbane and Uluru (Ayres Rock Airport) took off this morning, with Jetstar’s new service between the two destinations saving customers at least six hours on their journey.
The three-per-week service will be operated by a Jetstar Airbus A320 aircraft, bringing up to 28,000 additional travellers to the Northern Territory each year.
The new flights from Brisbane are in addition to Jetstar’s direct flights to Uluru from Melbourne and Sydney, and will see Jetstar offering a total of 257,000 seats to the Northern Territory every year.
Flights from Brisbane to Uluru are available in Jetstar.com from $179 one way.
An economic study conducted by Deloitte in 2016 showed the Qantas Group contributed annually $2.5 billion to Queensland’s economy, and $156 million to the economy in the Northern Territory.