The first low fares services to connect the two destinations, it kicked off on Sunday – and it was all thanks to the Royal visit in April, which put Australia’s most iconic natural landmark “back in the limelight”, Jetstar Australia and New Zealand CEO David Hall said.

What does it mean to backpackers and tourists? Well previously, if you were in Victoria you’d have had to travel all the way to Sydney to fly to the Red Centre – or make the journey by car.

“We’ve seen a really positive response from travellers since we announced these flights in March and bookings remain strong,” Hall said.

“There’s no doubt this direct service, with a flight time of just over three hours, will make holidaying at Uluru a more attractive proposition for Victorian travellers.

“Previously, Victorians wanting to visit Uluru had to either travel on a chartered flight or via Sydney where the journey could take up to seven hours.”

The carrier also boosted its Sydney-Uluru service, which launched last June, from four times weekly to daily.

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