Really nice to have flights out of WOL again

It's so nice to have commercial flights operating out of Illawarra Regional Airport (WOL) again in the form of JETGO's non-stop flights to Brisbane (BNE) and Essendon (MEB). Heading to Brisbane or Melbourne from Shellharbour or Wollongong normally means 2 hours on the train (plus padding) or 1:30 in the car plus parking fees - all for a ~1 hour flight!

I went up to Brisbane for an overnight trip and it was such a pleasant change to just have a 10 minute drive to the airport. Comfortable flight too in the little Embraer 135, with a drink and snack offered.

All up it meant significantly more time on the ground rather than traveling, always a nice thing on a short trip.