Busselton Margaret River Airport

The announcement of a direct air service from Melbourne to Busselton marks the first time in 20 years that Jetstar has launched a new Australian domestic route. The first three years of the flights are predicted to bring in 60,000 passengers and inject $40 million into the local economy.

Flights will commence on 25 March 2020 and will operate three times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, landing at Busselton Margaret River Airport at 9.05am and departing at 9.40am.

In order to assist regional business to prepare in welcoming the airline passengers, MRBTA and Australia’s South West (ASW), are leading the delivery of a training and capacity building programme. Visit this page regularly for access to the latest airport and airline news and tools for operators.

For more detailed information about the Busselton-Margaret River Airport, please visit: http://www.busseltonmargaretriverairport.com.au/.

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Jetstar Opportunity: Appear on margaretriver.com campaign landing page

Supported by Tourism WA and Australia's South West, MRBTA invites members to participate in a Jetstar digital post-booking marketing campaign taking place during March 2020. Campaign Description The campaign will run throughout March 2020 and will consist of a Jetstar inflight magazine insert on the Margaret River region and Australia's…
Jenny Lee
January 8, 2020

Airline Update: 15 Weeks to Go

The region's airline ready preparations will continue right up until Christmas, with 20 member businesses so far opting for one-to-one sessions with MRBTA Major Projects Consultant Pip Close. If your business would like one-to-one assistance with preparing to attract and welcome Jetstar passengers, please contact Pip Close via pip.close@margaretriver.com. Plan…
Jenny Lee
December 12, 2019

Melbourne-Busselton Flights: How Does Marketing Work?

Since Jetstar announced the Melbourne-Busselton direct air service in October we have spoken to over 200 members of MRBTA and ASW, and there is a common theme emerging from these conversations: Operators want to know how the route marketing is working; what's being done to market the route, and how…
Jenny Lee
December 9, 2019

Preparing to Welcome Flights to Busselton: Industry Toolkit Now Available

Many thanks to all businesses who took the time to attend one of the 'Airline Ready' workshops with Pip Close over the last two weeks. The programme has so far been attended by over 200 representatives of MRBTA and ASW member businesses. Presentations from the training workshops  are now available online as part of an industry toolkit…
Jenny Lee
November 29, 2019