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Virgin Australia takes off with three new Gold Coast services, fares from $79

Virgin Australia continues to expand its domestic network as travel confidence grows, by launching three new services between Cairns, Launceston and Hobart, and the Gold Coast.

Virgin Australia continues to expand its domestic network as travel confidence grows, by launching three new services between Cairns, Launceston and Hobart, and the Gold Coast.

Scheduled to take off in early December, Virgin Australia’s three new routes will allow over 19,000 additional passengers to fly each month between Gold Coast, Hobart and Launceston, providing a boost to local business and the tourism sector and allowing more Virgin Australia team members to return to the skies.

The announcement includes the first commercial service connecting Launceston and the Gold Coast in two decades, which will operate three times per week, and allow for up to 4,224 additional passengers each month to fly directly between the two cities.

The fares will be on sale from $79 one-way until midnight Friday 15 October.

They can be booked at virginaustralia.com and include double Status Credits as part of the Velocity promotional bonus Status offer launched last month over the school holiday period.

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Alistair Hartley, Virgin Australia Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer said “Virgin Australia recognises there’s a growing demand and increasing confidence to travel, and that’s why we’re excited to announce three new Gold Coast services, taking off this December,”

Hartley also said the airline “is proud to be the first airline to connect Launceston and the Gold Coast in two decades.

“From December up to 4,224 passengers each month can now enjoy the Gold Coast’s spectacular beaches and theme parks and visit Launceston’s lavender estate and the wine region of Tamar Valley.”

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Bridestowe Lavender Farm, Tasmania. Image: James Horan

Virgin Australia has also announced that it will resume flights between Adelaide and the Sunshine Coast.

Scheduled to take off on 14 December 2021, the services will operate four times per week and will allow more than 5,632 passengers to travel direct between the two centres.

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