Jetstar flights from Adelaide to the Sunshine Coast and from the Gold Coast to Cairns will resume for the first time since March providing a major boost to the Queensland tourism sector.
The additional flights are expected to inject around $35 million into the economy and give some much need help to operators who are currently quarantined from their two largest markets – Victoria and NSW.
The flights were secured as part of the Queensland government’s $15 million Aviation Recovery Fund, with Queensland Tourism Minister Kate Jones saying the flights would help operators recover from a “tough winter”.
“We’ll continue to work closely with Queensland airports to negotiate with airlines and secure more domestic flights,” she said.
“If we can encourage more people to support local businesses and spend money in Queensland, this will really help struggling tourism businesses.”