Virgin Australia continues to build on its domestic presence with new plans to launch its first non-stop service between Perth and summer holiday destination, Gold Coast.

The new Virgin Australia service will operate twice-weekly on a Boeing 737-800 throughout the peak Christmas period (13 December-26 January), providing Aussies access to 27,000 non-stop seats between Western Australia and Queensland.

VA1776 will operate out of the Gold Coast to Perth on Saturday at 5.15pm and Thursday 6.35pm. VA1771 will then return from Perth to the Gold Coast at 9.45am on Saturday an 11.05am on Thursday.


As the airline’s first non-stop service between the two cities, it’ll also reduce travel time for Queenslanders and Western Australians, who currently only have access to Virgin flights stopping in Melbourne or Sydney.

General Manager Network Revenue and Alliances, Russell Shaw, said he believes the new route will drive tourism to Perth and Gold Coast.


“We look forward to providing ease of travel between two very popular locations during the summer holidays.”

Russell Shaw, Virgin Australia General Manager Network Revenue and Alliances

The announcement of non-stop Perth-Gold Coast services follows Virgin Australia’s recently launched operations between Perth and Hobart. Click here for more information.


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