Virgin Australia has launched three new routes to Gold Coast, with service from Launceston, Cairns and Hobart. The Launceston-Gold Coast route will operate three times weekly, while flights from Cairns will operate up to daily and Hobart-Gold Coast flights four times weekly.
On Tuesday (December 7, 2021), Virgin Australia announced the launch of new service to Gold Coast from Launceston, Cairns and Hobart. The seasonal Launceston-Gold Coast route will operate three times weekly between December 7, 2021 and April 25, 2022, accommodating up to 4,200 passengers monthly. Flights between Cairns and Gold Coast will start on Thursday, December 9, 2021, and will operate up to daily year-round with a capacity for up to 9,850 guests each month. The inaugural Hobart-Gold Coast flight will launch on Monday, December 13, 2021 and will operate four times weekly until January 30, 2022, adding 5,630 seats to Virgin Australia’s domestic network. Since September, Virgin Australia has added 15 additional routes to their network.
In Tuesday’s announcement, Virgin Australia’s Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, Alistair Hartley, said,
“We see these new Gold Coast services as a vote of confidence in the Queensland tourism sector and the aviation industry as a whole. We’re proud to be supporting Queenslanders, the local economy, and also proud to see more of our crew returning to the skies.”
Also commenting on the new Gold Coast services, Queensland’s Tourism Minister, Stirling Hinchliffe, said,
“The Palaszczuk Government understands the importance of aviation to the recovery of Queensland’s tourism industry. That’s why we’re continuing to support Queensland airports to get flights back in the air to the State’s visitor destinations. Virgin Australia’s new services to the Gold Coast and Cairns are terrific news for tourism operators and local visitor economies. Whether you’re reuniting with family and friends over Christmas or looking forward to a holiday getaway, Virgin Australia’s commitment to new flights makes Queensland the place to be this summer.”
Source: Virgin Australia