Virgin Australia release half-a-million fares from $55, announces record business traveller growth

Virgin Australia release half-a-million fares from $55, announces record business traveller growth

Virgin Australia has dropped more than 500,000 Economy fares from $55 one-way as part of its Bring on 2023 sale.

The sale coincides with Virgin Australia today announcing business travellers (SME) have returned to the airline at more than 110 per cent of pre-COVID levels.

The $55 airfares are available on routes such as Sydney to Byron Bay.

Other sale highlights include Gold Coast to Bali from $489 Economy return, for travel on select dates between 1 March 2023 and 7 December 2023.

The sale ends midnight AEST 6 February 2023, unless sold out prior.

One-way Domestic Economy Lite fare highlights in both directions include:

  • Sydney – Byron Bay (Ballina) from $55
  • Sydney – Sunshine Coast from $75
  • Adelaide – Launceston from $85
  • Brisbane – Whitsundays (Proserpine) from $85
  • Sydney – Gold Coast from $89
  • Adelaide – Melbourne from $89
  • Melbourne – Hobart from $89
  • Brisbane – Sydney from $95
  • Sydney – Melbourne from $95
  • Melbourne – Gold Coast from $99
  • Brisbane – Melbourne from $109
  • Brisbane – Hamilton Island from $119
  • Sydney – Cairns from $125
  • Melbourne – Cairns from $139
  • Darwin – Sydney from $149

Return International Economy Lite fare highlights in both directions include:

  • Sydney – Fiji from $459
  • Gold Coast – Bali from $489
  • Melbourne – Vanuatu from $539
  • Brisbane – Samoa from $549
  • Melbourne – Bali from $585
  • Adelaide – Bali from $589
  • Sydney – Bali from $615
  • Cairns – Tokyo from $699

All sale fares include Velocity Frequent Flyer Points and earn and Status Credits.

Velocity members can also earn Double Status Credits across the Virgin Australia network.

Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 Credit: Virgin Australia

Status match:

To coincide with the announcement of significant business traveller growth and record bookings from small to medium-sized business customers, Virgin Australia Business Flyer has announced a status matching offer.

For business travellers new to Virgin Australia Business Flyer who hold Silver or higher with a competitor airline, their status will be matched with an equivalent Velocity Frequent Flyer Status tier.

Virgin Australia Group Chief Commercial Officer, Dave Emerson said as the airline enters a new year, it remains committed to industry-leading value, choice and award-winning service for both leisure and business travellers.

“January is a month synonymous with planning for the year ahead – looking at opportunities for holidays, business trips, connecting with family and friends or exploring a new part of the country – we have so many great fares on offer no matter the reason for travel, and we encourage Australians to get in before they sell out,” Emerson said.

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