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Virgin Australia to Relaunch Service Between Adelaide and Bali From December 14, 2022

Virgin Australia is relaunching service between Adelaide and Bali from December 14, 2022, just in time for the summer holidays. The year-round service will initially operate daily, and return Economy Lite fares are now available for booking from $399.


Virgin Australia to Relaunch Service Between Adelaide and Bali From December 14, 2022

On Wednesday (September 22, 2022), Virgin Australia announced the relaunch of year-round service between Adelaide and Bali in time for the summer holidays. Starting December 14, 2022, the route will initially operate daily with return Economy Lite fares from $399. To qualify for the low introductory fares, tickets must be booked by September 25, 2022 an the carrier’s website. In total, Virgin Australia will operate up to 41 weekly return flights to Bali, including the first-ever nonstop flights between the Gold Coast and Denpasar, which is scheduled to commence in March 2023. Demand for flights to Bali are up 190 percent versus the same sales period in 2019 (May 1st-September 12, 2019).


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


“The return of our direct services between Adelaide and Denpasar is a reflection of the growing demand we continue to see for Bali since relaunching from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne earlier this year and announcing our first-ever direct Gold Coast services commencing in March 2023. Adelaide is incredibly important to Virgin Australia, it’s our sixth largest port by scheduled flights, so we know this will be welcome news for South Australians and the perfect opportunity to get back to the skies with our great value fares and award-winning crew.”


Also commenting on the resumed service to Bali, Adelaide Airport’s Managing Director, Brenton Cox, said,


There is significant pent-up demand for South Australians wanting to head out and see the world, some for the first time in three years. It’s exciting to see more international capacity deployed to fulfill this demand and we thank Virgin Australia for their investment and the vote of confidence this service provides to our Adelaide market.”


South Australia’s Minister for Tourism, Zoe Bettison, added,


“This is another positive step in the return to international travel and a strong show of confidence from Virgin Australia. The State Government is working with Adelaide Airport and airlines to grow capacity and provide greater connections globally, as we aim to recover our once $8.1 billion visitor economy.”


The Adelaide service is Virgin Australia’s fifth direct connection to Bali, complementing flights from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Gold Coast (from March 2023). The carrier also continues to expand their short-haul international footprint with the launch of flights to Denpasar (Indonesia), Nadi (Fiji) and Queenstown (New Zealand) this year, and Apia (Samoa) and Port Vila (Vanuatu) in March 2023.


Virgin Australia Celebrates Relaunch of Flightd Between Adelaide and Bali - Courtesy Virgin Australia


Founded in 2000 by Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Australia operates an extensive domestic network as well as international short-haul, charter and cargo services, along with their award-winning loyalty program, Velocity Frequent Flyer. The Group employs over 6,000 team members and has been a competitor in the Australian aviation landscape for the last 22 years. Virgin Australia offers three seating choices including Business Class, Economy X (extra legroom) and Economy. Since November 2020, the carrier has been incrementally increasing their Boeing 737 fleet by nearly 60 percent, from 58 to 92 airplanes, including the addition of fuel-efficient 737-8 MAX aircraft. The company will also add an additional 10 aircraft in 2023.



Source: Virgin Australia