Following the reopening of the Queensland borders, the airline will expand frequencies between Sydney and Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane-Newcastle. Virgin Australia will also resume flights from Sydney to Cairns, Hamilton Island and Whitsunday.
On Tuesday (November 24, 2020), Virgin Australia announced expanded frequencies and the resumption of services between Greater Sydney and Queensland after the reopening of borders. The carrier will increase frequencies between Sydney and Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast as well as between Brisbane and Newcastle. The airline will also resume flights from Sydney to Cairns, Hamilton Island and Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine). In today’s announcement, Virgin Australia’s General Manager – Network and revenue Management, Russell Shaw, said,
“We recognize our role as one of Queensland’s largest employers and our ability to contribute to both the Queensland and New South Wales tourism economies. The additional services will be timed to provide choice and convenience for customers, while at the same time give travellers the opportunity to do business and reconnect with loved ones, families and friends ahead of the well-earned Christmas break. Virgin Australia and Tourism and Events Queensland are working together on a number of marketing initiatives designed to kick-start the tourism industry and show that Queensland is ready to welcome more travellers to the sunshine state. The initiatives will highlight the many wonderful things Queensland has to offer visitors alongside the award-winning service and benefits of travelling with Virgin Australia.”
Virgin Australia’s ‘Passenger Promise’ offers customers additional peace of mind by providing the flexibility to change bookings through January 31, 2020. The carrier has also implemented a range of multi-layered health and safety protocols to ensure the health and wellbeing of guests and team members throughout their journey.
Source: Virgin Australia