For the first time in its history Jetstar will start flying out of Canberra Airport, with flights between Canberra and Brisbane to start in time for Floriade.
The low-cost carrier will start flying five times a week between Canberra and Brisbane from September 2.
"Jetstar's entry to the Canberra market will not only make travel from South East Queensland to Canberra cheaper and easier, but it will provide an opportunity to work with the popular carrier to promote our city across their extensive network," Chief Minister Andrew Barr said.
"We're excited to introduce our great low fares to Canberra for the first time in our 17-year history and thank the ACT Government for their support," he said.
"Our flights will take off in time for Floriade, helping to bring thousands of interstate visitors to one of the major festivals on Canberra's calendar."
More to come.