As Jetstar celebrates 20 years since first taking to the skies, the Australian low-cost airline and Qantas sidekick has announced its 100th domestic route – operating daily between Brisbane and Melbourne Avalon from 28 June.

The service will provide access from Brisbane to Victoria’s famous Surf Coast region and Great Ocean Road.

“The launch of flights between Brisbane and Avalon marks the first time in our history we’ve operated 100 domestic routes, which has been made possible by the introduction of our new state-of-the-art NEO aircraft into our fleet,” commented Jetstar Group CEO, Stephanie Tully.

“It’s been 20 years since we first took to the skies, allowing more Australians to travel for less and with every opportunity we’re excited to be expanding our network further. Demand for our everyday low fares is stronger than ever, as we continue to invest in new aircraft, new uniforms and new routes like this one,” Tully added.

On 26 March, Jetstar also inaugurated its first ever service from Sydney to Busselton Margaret River in Western Australia. Using an Airbus A320 aircraft, the service will operate three times a week.

The new route will provide more than 50,000 low-cost seats each year between Sydney and the wine and surf region.

Jetstar is the only airline to offer direct commercial flights from Sydney and Melbourne to Busselton Margaret River.