Canberra Airport 'certainly interested' in LCC operating Sydney service

14 January, 2018

Canberra Airport MD Stephen Byron stated the airport would "certainly" be interested in having a LCC such as Jetstar operating between Canberra and Sydney (The Canberra Times, 14-Jan-2018). "It's the largest route that doesn't have a low cost carrier on it in the Australian market", Mr Byron said, adding: "It is a route that would well suit a Jetstar operation". Mr Byron compared the Canberra-Sydney route with similar shorter sectors operated by Jetstar in New Zealand. "I think the opportunity is there to provide a low cost airline service between Canberra and Sydney", he said, adding: "And I think it would see hundreds of thousands of passengers attracted to it".