Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion has welcomed Jetstar’s announcement of more services between Melbourne and Uluru/Ayers Rock Resort.
“Jetstar knows the wonderful asset that Uluru is for tourism and that it will attract people wanting an intrinsically outback experience,” Minister Scullion said.
“More flights to Uluru is vital to helping rejuvenate the tourism industry in central Australia. This region is the jewel in the crown of Australian tourism.
“Uluru offers a unique cultural experience that cannot be beaten anywhere in the world. This is a truly spiritual place.
“There are over 200 Aboriginal people working at Ayers Rock Resort so visitors will not only get an amazing cultural experience but they will be contributing to Indigenous jobs growth.
“With these new services, Jetstar is helping bring more people to experience the rock and the amazing desert environment.
This increased capacity is a great boost for tourism in the Northern Territory,” Minister Scullion said.
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