The region is a-buzz following the recent announcement that Jetstar has signed a ten year agreement to extend their Avalon Airport operations until at least 2025.
In addition to the 10 year arrangement, Jetstar has committed to add further destinations and services over the coming months.
Avalon Airport CEO Justin Giddings was very excited by the announcement. “This new deal provides a great opportunity for the region to capitalise on not only great interstate travel opportunities, but also the significant inbound tourism market. We thank the Victorian Government for their significant assistance in securing the long term arrangement with Jetstar, and more broadly their vision for Avalon Airport.”
Avalon Airport provides businesses and residents within the Wyndham area with cheaper flights and easy access to the airport. A trip to Sydney feels like a simple commute, given the airport is only 25 minutes from Wyndham on a toll-free road, and the passenger terminal is a 2 minute walk from the car park.
Around 60% of Avalon’s existing passengers are from interstate, and its proximity to Werribee, Geelong, Melbourne, the Surf Coast, the Bellarine and other areas of interest means that the commitment by Jetstar will also assist in developing the state’s tourism industries.