Direct flights from Geelong’s Avalon Airport to Bali will begin in two weeks, marking the second international airline to offer flights from the local airport.
Budget Indonesian airline Citilink will begin flights to the Denpasar Airport on January 25th.
The flights are expected to cost around $200 each way.
Bali is one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations, and Avalon Airport CEO Justin Giddings said the airport has been pursuing it for a long time.
“We’re excited to be able to make one of Australia’s most beloved holiday destinations a more affordable and easier experience for people wanting a great escape,” Mr Giddings said.
The announcement comes just weeks after Premier Daniel Andrews announced flights direct to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam would begin later in 2020.
“Ultimately this is about jobs, because hundreds of people work at Avalon right now, but with announcements like this there will no doubt be thousands in the future,” Premier Andrews said.
The Andrews Labor Government is working closely with Avalon Airport to ensure more tourism and local jobs for Geelong.
Even more international destinations are currently being considered for Avalon and are subject to regulatory approval.