QantasLink has officially announced it will start flying to Whyalla next year.
QantasLink will offer a double daily service on its 50-seat Q300 aircraft from April 13, 2015, providing 1300 seats per week or more than 65,000 seats a year between Whyalla and Adelaide.
QantasLink chief executive officer John Gissing said the new route would expand business and tourism opportunities for the Whyalla community.
"We have great confidence in the Whyalla market and we're really looking forward to starting services in April next year," Mr Gissing said.
Whyalla City Council mayor Jim Pollock said the new service would create more opportunities for people to visit, experience and do business in Whyalla.
"Council's $3 million airport upgrade is a testament to our commitment to making Whyalla a great place to live, work and invest," Mr Pollock said.
"Council welcomes and looks forward to QantasLink's new service which will help increase and promote business and tourism opportunities in the city and region."
To celebrate the launch QantasLink is offering a launch sale $79 one way on sale until December 23 for travel between April 13, 2015 and October 11, 2015.