|Lower fares are coming to Australia's Red Centre.|
Uluru is currently serviced by Qantas and Virgin Australia but Qantas has been losing money on its direct flights from Sydney to the predominantly leisure destination. It will cease the Sydney flights on June 3, although there will still be a daily service between Alice Springs and Cairns. It will also cut direct flights from Canberra to Darwin.
Jetstar calculates its four-times weekly flights will provide 1400 seats a week on the route and launched them with special sale fares of $119 one way and lead-in everyday fares of $179.
Jetstar Australia & New Zealand chief executive David Hall said low fares would help drive further tourism growth.
Tiger launched its four weekly services to Alice Springs with fares of $99.95 after strong demand for its return from local residents. The airline said its new services would provide more than 5000 additional visitor seats weekly through Alice Springs airport.