From the 20th September 2014, Jetstar will commence a trial service to enable same day travel from Ballina Byron Gateway Airport to Sydney
While many regional areas have been lobbying for an early morning flight from Sydney, Ballina Byron Gateway Airport has been able to secure these flights as a trial from September to December 2014. Operating an A320 aircraft, Jetstar flights in September will depart Sydney at 0640 and arrive at Ballina Byron Gateway Airport (BNK) at 0755. The aircraft will then depart BNK at 0910 for Sydney.
A spokesperson commented: “Our friendly airport is easy to use, close to home and offers cheap car parking. We need all local businesses and residents to help us keep these flights for the long term. If these flights are not utilised and well supported, the airline will remove these services.”
“Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is asking the Northern Rivers community to support their local airport. By flying locally and filling existing flights, you can help us build a business case to the airlines to continue to add more new flights to our region, making it easier, cheaper and more convenient to travel.”