• Joe Breitfeller

Virgin Australia Resumes Regional Service From Brisbane to Alice Springs and Emerald

The carrier has also expanded holiday destination frequencies between Sydney and Ballina (Byron Bay) and between Brisbane and Hamilton Island. Additionally, Virgin Australia has expanded capital city frequencies on their Brisbane-Adelaide and Sydney-Adelaide routes.


Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 - Courtesy Virgin Australia

On Wednesday (October 28, 2020), Virgin Australia announced the resumption of regional service from Brisbane to Alice Springs with two weekly flights and Brisbane-Emerald service with five flights weekly. The carrier has also increased holiday destination frequencies between Sydney and Ballina (Byron Bay) as well as between Sydney and Hamilton Island. Virgin Australia has also expanded frequencies on their capital city routes between Adelaide and both Sydney and Brisbane. In Wednesday’s announcement, Virgin Australia Group’s Chief Commercial Officer, John MacLeod, said,


“The expansion of our network to include Emerald and an additional route into Alice Springs recognizes our long-standing commitment to regional Australia and will deliver choice and convenience for those communities and businesses. The increased frequencies to Byron Bay, Hamilton Island and Adelaide will help the tourism industry to get back on its feet. We know that some travellers may be uncertain because of COVID-19 and changing border restrictions which is why we’ve taken a number of steps to protect travellers health and wellbeing as well as their booking.”


Virgin Australia Resumes Service to Emerald and Alice Springs, Expands Frequencies on Other Domestic Routes - Courtesy Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia’s ‘Passenger Promise’ allows guests the flexibility to change bookings through January 21, 2021 and includes a comprehensive range of health and wellbeing measures to protect guests and team members. The airline continues to operate into and within Western Australia, while offering connections to Tasmania and service to the ACT and Northern Territory. Virgin Australia also continues to provide service to and from Victoria for essential travel and the movement of freight. Under the Domestic and Regional Network Programs, the Australian Federal Government continues to cover operating shortfalls on a small number of the carrier’s services.


Source: Virgin Australia

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