Brisbane gets first boarding call for Red Centre

Uluru, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park_credit David Kirkland

Uluru, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park_credit David Kirkland

Brisbane gets first boarding call for Red Centre

Brisbanites will get their very first boarding call for the Red Centre with an announcement today that Jetstar will start thrice-weekly flights between the Queensland capital and Australia’s most famous monolith, Ulu­ru in August.

Jetstar’s new low fare service will fly from Brisbane direct into Australia’s spiritual heart and land at Ayers Rock Airport (Yulara/AYQ), giving Queenslanders and international visitors unprecedented access to the Red Centre and its diversity of cultural experiences.

Michael Tennant, Acting CEO for the NT’s Department of Tourism and Culture, welcomed the move saying Tourism NT would continue to work closely with airline partners, like Jetstar, to strengthen the viability of existing routes and to increase demand to help establish new routes into the Northern Territory.

“Brisbane is a key international gateway airport (after Sydney and Melbourne) and, until now, there have been no direct flights between Brisbane and Uluru,” he said. “That’s all about to change on August 3 – and what a great time to visit.”

Mr Tennant said Jetstar was the second airline in a matter of months to announce new services from Brisbane to the Red Centre, with Virgin Australia set to commence services to Alice Springs from June 19.”

Today’s announcement also coincides with Voyages Ayers Rock Resort opening the doors on its newly refurbished 100-room, boutique-style Lost Camel property at Yulara. This modern mid-scale hotel, just 20 minutes from Uluru, had been used for staff accommodation since 2012 and reopens to the general public on 1 July this year.

Why put it off when you can fly direct? To celebrate the launch, flights between Brisbane and Yulara go on sale today with tickets priced from $89:

Both announcements come off the back of the Northern Territory Government’s recent $103 million Turbocharging Tourism stimulus package.

To plan your Northern Territory adventure visit:

Source = Tourism NT
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