The new services, focussed on markets with open borders, include the resumption of flights between Adelaide and Darwin from 6 September and the introduction of a brand-new direct service, never before operated in the airline’s 21-year history, between Adelaide and Launceston, commencing on 7 September.
Virgin Australia Group Chief Commercial Officer, Dave Emerson, said the airline was focussed on reconnecting Australians in new ways and creating more travel opportunities.
“With open borders between South Australia and Tasmania and Northern Territory, we’re able to finally start direct flights between Adelaide-Darwin, as well as offer a new direct service between Adelaide-Launceston,” he said.
“To celebrate the flights going on sale, we are offering customers one-way fares from as low as $59 in Economy which we expect will sell out quickly.
“I don’t know about others but for me, there’s no better way to clear the lockdown cobwebs than heading off to experience a new place or reconnect with old friends.
“As Australia’s favourite airline, we are committed to putting more planes in the sky when we can to create more travel opportunities for Australians. Better yet, every booking is flexible to give everybody peace of mind to book.
“More flying also means we’ll have more of our team members in the air and more business for the many hundreds of tourism operators and hospitality venues who rely on the economic injection tourists provide their communities.
“With the September school holiday period fast approaching, we know our great value and fully flexible airfares will help families who are able to travel, to experience all of the wonderful things to see and do in and around Adelaide, Launceston and Darwin.”
Flights between Adelaide and Darwin will start from $119 and along with checked baggage and seat selection included in all airfares, Virgin Australia is also offering double Velocity Frequent Flyer Status Credits on all new eligible bookings (excluding Getaway fares) made by August 10.