Things seem to be looking on the up for Virgin Australia, as the airline announces it will be adding new and increased services to its domestic schedule.
Virgin Australia will add new flights and increase frequencies under a revised agreement with the Federal Government to connect essential travellers and critical freight with towns and cities across Australia.
The changes take Virgin Australia’s underwritten schedule from 64 to 76 return services per week.
Great news for passengers who wish to explore their own backyard, once the state borders have reopened.
What’s being added to the domestic schedule?
The key changes include:
- Adding three return services per week between Adelaide and Perth commencing today (Friday 22 May).
- Increased services between Brisbane and Melbourne from once daily to twice daily.
- Increased services between Brisbane and Mackay from five times per week to six times per week.
- Increased services between Brisbane and Cairns from three times per week to four times per week.
- Increasing capacity between Perth-Newman, Perth-Karratha and Perth-Port Hedland by upgrading the aircraft from a Fokker 100 to Boeing 737
Virgin Australia Group Chief Commercial Officer John MacLeod said the extension of Virgin Australia’s underwritten schedule will provide more options and flexibility for travellers and cargo customers alike, and despite several travel restrictions still being in place, the services will be a welcomed boost to local and state economies.
“Guests should feel assured that Virgin Australia will continue to support connectivity across Australia and looks forward to further easing of state restrictions to enable more Australians to fly.”
John MacLeod, Virgin Australia Group Chief Commercial Officer
Virgin Australia is also collaborating with airlines and airports on a consistent national policy framework as part of the Australian Aviation Recovery Coalition response to COVID-19.
Some outcomes of those discussions are expected in the coming weeks, so watch this space.
The revised schedule will commence on Friday 22 May and will remain in place until 11 June 2020, with flights available for booking.
Click here for more information about Virgin Australia’s network schedule.
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