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Virgin Australia Launches Inaugural Service Between Gold Coast and Bali

Virgin Australia celebrated their first-ever flight between Gold Coast and Bali on Wednesday (March 29th). The route will operate four times weekly year-round and daily during school holiday periods.


Virgin Australia Cabin Crew Celebrate the Launch of New Service Between Gold Coast and Bali With a Bintang Yoga Session - Courtesy Virgin Australia

On Wednesday (March 29, 2023), Virgin Australia announced the launch of their inaugural flight between Gold Coast and Bali. During school holidays the route will operate daily, and four times weekly year-round. In celebration of the first-ever flight, Virgin Australia held a Bintang Yoga session in the international terminal at Gold Coast Airport, featuring familiar faces from the worlds of sport, health and wellness. Virgin Australia is offering introductory return fares between Gold Coast and Bali from $419. To qualify for the low promotional fares, tickets must be booked by 11:59 PM on Monday, April 3, 2023 (unless sold out prior), for travel between October 12th and November 29, 2023.


In Wednesday’s announcement, Virgin Australia’s Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, Alistair Hartley, said,


“Until now, services between Gold Coast and Bali have never been operated by any commercial airline, making this another milestone for Virgin Australia and our guests. Virgin Australia is committed to providing the best value airfares to Bali, and that’s evident with our Gold Coast-Bali sale which is offering fares from as low as $419 return, which we expect will be extremely popular. We are incredibly excited to see this service take off, representing the latest step in growing our international footprint, which consists of over 500 destinations around the world through Virgin Australia and our partner airlines.”


“Bali is an incredibly popular destination for us, and we now operate more than 40 services a week between Bali and Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and the Gold Coast. It is clear Australians want to get out and travel and have a wonderful experience along the way. The expansion of the Virgin Australia network to include direct flights between the Gold Coast and Bali reflects this.”

Also commenting on the new route launch, Queensland Airports Limited’s Chief Commercial Officer, Adam Rowe, added,


“This new connection makes Bali holidays quicker and easier for Gold Coast and Northern NSW locals, removing the need for connecting flights, or long trips up the motorway. We expect the service will be particularly popular for those planning surfing or wellness retreats.”



Virgin Australia Inaugural Gold Cost Bali Sevice Interviews - Courtesy Virgin Australia


Virgin Australia is currently operating more domestic flights from Gold Coast Airport than any other Australian airline, with April capacity to reach 142 percent of pre-pandemic levels. The carrier continues to grow their short-haul international network, operating services to Queenstown, Samoa, Fiji, Vanuatu (from March 31, 2023), and between Cairns and Tokyo (from June 28, 2023).



Source: Virgin Australia

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