• Joe Breitfeller

Virgin Australia to Resume Flights on 17 Domestic Routes by August 4, 2020

Updated: Jul 6

Virgin Australia announced on Thursday the resumption of 17 domestic routes by August 4, 2020, as the carrier begins returning their fleet to service. Including the additional routes, Virgin Australia will offer service to nearly 30 destinations this summer.


Virgin Australia Airbus A320 - Courtesy Virgin Australia

On Thursday (July 2, 2020), Virgin Australia announced the resumption of 17 additional domestic routes by August 4, 2020. The route additions include service to Newcastle, Hobart, Launceston, Darwin, Alice Springs, Hamilton Island, Maroochydore, Ballina, Coffs Harbour, Proserpine and Mount Isa. By early August, the carrier will offer guests the choice of nearly 30 domestic destinations. In yesterday’s announcement, Virgin Australia Group’s Chief Commercial Officer, John MacLeod said,


“Travel is back on the agenda for many Australians and we’re happy to be able to resume flights to a number of holiday destinations in Queensland, Northern New South Wales and the Northern territory. As borders begin to re-open, we also want to ensure we have great value flights available for guests to book their next trip. We’re pleased to have continued our collaborative effort with the Federal Government to re-introduce some services as we start to see confidence return, and as each State and Territory comes closer to finalizing their plans for easing of restrictions and the re-opening of borders. Many of our aircraft have been parked and our teams are preparing them to return to the skies, and with the increase in flights we’re announcing today, we’re looking forward to serving our guests as they travel to visit family and friends or take a well-deserved break.”


Flights are now available for booking for travel through September 20, 2020. Virgin Australia is offering special one-way fares to key routes such as Sydney-Ballina from $89, Brisbane-Newcastle from $119, Brisbane-Newcastle from $119 and Brisbane-Proserpine and Adelaide-Sydney from $135 and Sydney-Hobart from $139.


Virgin Australia has implemented a range of new health and safety measures in coordination with other Australian airlines, airports and the Australian Aviation Recovery Coalition. Some of the new measures include pre-departure health screening, contactless check-in, sequenced boarding and disembarkation and enhanced cleaning and hygiene protocols.


Source: Virgin Australia

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