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In a move that will be sure to please startups and small businesses in the Riverina that have east coast expansion as part of their growth plans, regional-focused airline JetGo announced that it will officially be launching return flights between Wagga Wagga and Brisbane from February 13th 2017.

The rural airline carrier will initially be operating flights in and out of Wagga airport three days per week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday – at a competitive price point, with fares beginning at $197.

However, depending on demand and other circumstances some fares could cost a traveller up to $600. Of course, given the alternative of a flight to Sydney and then a flight to Brisbane would end up costing just as much, if not more, JetGo is not pricing itself out of the market – at least not yet.

In revealing the plans on Sunday, JetGo CEO and respected rural aviation mogul of sorts Paul Bredereck said that, depending on demand, he expects there should be an increase in the number of flights operating weekly.

“We expect to be running flights six times a week after the first few months of operation,” he said.

The flight schedule that JetGo intends to launch with will be:

Monday

10.30am Brisbane to Wagga followed by 1.50pm Wagga to Brisbane

Wednesday

10.30am Brisbane to Wagga followed by 1.50pm Wagga to Brisbane

Friday

11.20am Brisbane to Wagga followed by the return flight of 2.45pm Wagga to Brisbane

The new flight route means there are now three commercial carriers flying in and out of Wagga on a weekly basis. JetGo joins Rex and Qantas Link, which both operate flights between Sydney and Melbourne on a daily basis.

With a flight time of only 100 minutes, the new JetGo service will drastically cut down travel time to Brisbane via Sydney airport.

“We’ve branched out into a number of NSW regional cities like Dubbo and Albury, so Wagga only made sense,” said Bredereck in a statement to Wagga media.

“Having a jet service grows markets, and I think we’ll see a tourism boom for Wagga and the towns within two hours of it.”

Flights officially go on sale soon at the JetGo website.

Featured Image: The aircraft to be used between Wagga and Brisbane | Source: The Daily Advertiser

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