Jetstar will fly into Hervey Bay three-times a week direct from Sydney, from May 26.
Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said, “While Sydneysiders tick whale watching from their 2021 Queensland bucket list, the new Jetstar route has potential to deliver an $8 million boost to the Hervey Bay economy.”
Jetstar Group CEO Gareth Evans said, “Domestic travel demand continues to be strong and we’re constantly reviewing our network to add flights where there is demand, including to new and exciting leisure destinations like Hervey Bay.
“With international borders closed, we know more and more people are planning to explore new places around Australia this year and we expect our flights to Hervey Bay to be a popular option for travellers.”
As Hervey Bay is a pleasant 90 minute drive from Rainbow Beach, and our closest major airport, the new services may also benefit tourism on the Cooloola Coast.