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Virgin Australia Adds Direct Service Between Gold Coast and Bali, Resumes Samoa and Vanuatu Flights

From March 29, 2023, Virgin Australia will launch new daily service between Gold Coast and Bali. From today (June 15th), the carrier will also resume service to Bali from Sydney, with Bali service to Melbourne and Brisbane restarting on June 17th.

Virgin Australia Will Become the First Australian Carrier to Offer Direct Service Between Gold Coast and Bali From March 29, 2023 - Courtesy Virgin Australia

On Tuesday (June 14, 2022), Virgin Australia announced that they will launch new service between Gold Coast and Bali starting March 29, 2023. Bali service from Sydney restarted today (June 15th), while service to Bali from Melbourne and Brisbane will recommence on Friday, June 17, 2022. Surfboards enclosed in a protective hardcase bag, with fins removed, that weigh less than 23kg and are shorter than three meters, will incur no excess baggage fees, and are considered part of the checked bag allowance with Choice or Flex fares.

In Tuesday’s announcement, Virgin Australia Group’s CEO, Jayne Hrdlicka, said,

“We are currently seeing continued growth in travel demand for Gold Coast services and are operating up to 180 domestic flights outbound each week. In May alone our Gold Coast bookings were up 55 per cent compared to 2019, with bookings on our existing Bali flights up 48 per cent for the same period and growing every week. With the addition of the Gold Coast Airport terminal expansion and demand for Bali rising, the time is right to connect these two famous holiday destinations as well as the surf breaks, wellness activities and nightlife that comes with them.”

Additionally, Virgin Australia will start direct services from Brisbane to Port Vila, Vanuatu on March 10, 2023, with up to five weekly flights. Services from Sydney to Apia, Samoa will start on March 21, 2023 with up to three weekly flights, while flights from Brisbane to Samoa will launch on March 23, 2023, with up to two weekly flights. From June 15th through June 24, 2022, Velocity Frequent Flyer members will receive a bonus of 2,000 Velocity points when booking travel through May 11, 2023 between Bali, Fiji, New Zealand, Vanuatu, Samoa and Australia.

Source: Virgin Australia

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