WAGGA jetsetters will officially be able to take flight to Brisbane from February 13, following a groundbreaking announcement from Jetgo.
The regional airline carrier will initially offer three services a week – on Monday, Wednesday and Friday – with direct fares starting at $197.
It will mark the first time the city has been graced with jet air services since 2001.
Aviation mogul Paul Bredereck revealed the details on Sunday, adding there is a strong possibility to expand if demand is high.
“We expect to be running flights six times a week after the first few months of operation,” he said.
Commuters, holiday makers and those visiting family will be able to board Jetgo’s 37 seat Embraer at 10.30am from Brisbane to Wagga, and 1.50pm from Wagga to Brisbane.
Flights on Fridays will take a different schedule with departures from Brisbane to Wagga at 11.20am, and returning to Wagga at 2.45pm.
The round trip is expected to take one hour and 40 minutes, with the compact jets travelling at a faster speed than standard passenger planes.
It follows a Daily Advertiser survey, which found an overwhelming 97.02 per cent of recipients would use the brand new service.
Mr Bredereck believes the services will have a positive economic and social impact on the region, opening up new business opportunities and reigniting family connections.
“For those in Wagga, seeing family in Brisbane would be difficult, if not almost impossible,” he said.
“We’ve branched out into a number of NSW regional cities like Dubbo and Albury, so Wagga only made sense.
“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.”
The 100-minute flight time will drastically cut the current travel time to Brisbane via Sydney airport.
Flights will officially go on sale Monday November 28.