Visitors seeking out Western Australia's fine wine and gourmet produce will be able to fly direct to Busselton Airport from 2018 thanks to a $60 million upgrade.
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman and Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett announced their plans to support the upgrade in Busselton over the weekend.
Top Drop Tours have always provided a pick up and drop off service to Busselton and the Busselton Airport.
“This announcement means that visitors will be able to walk off their plane and into the comfort of one of our customised wine tours,” said Chris O'Hare, owner of Top Drop Tours.
“The upgrade to Busselton Airport will make travelling to Margaret River easier,” said Chris O'Hare.
“For some of our guests their sole reason for coming to Western Australia is to experience Margaret River's world class wine and contemporary restaurants.”
“Direct access to Busselton Airport will open the doors to Australia's premium wine and food destination.”
The upgrade will facilitate regular flights from Sydney and Melbourne with plans to open up international services in the long term.