Virgin’s Pride Flight is back and on sale!

Virgin’s Pride Flight is back and on sale!
Edited by Travel Weekly

    The Virgin Australia Pride Flight is back for a fourth consecutive year, with more than 500 seats now available to be booked across three key Virgin Australia flights departing Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide to Sydney, ahead the country’s largest annual gay and lesbian celebration.

    Departing on Friday 1 March 2024, Pride Flight will once again be hosted by RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under stars and drag performers, with the flights coming alive with parties on the ground and in the air, complete with beverages, special entertainment by local LGBTQIA+ venues, Fluffy (Brisbane) and Sircuit (Melbourne), celebrity appearances, DJ tunes and merchandise giveaways.

    Seats on Virgin Australia’s domestic Pride Flight services can now be booked for a set price of $269 one-way in economy, including access to a departure gate party and the official Landing Party (after party) at The Beresford, in Surry Hills.

    All Pride Flight services will be operated by LGBTQIA+ people and allies, with special flight numbers adorning each domestic flight:

    • VA1975 Adelaide > Sydney: 1975 was the year South Australia became the first Australian state to decriminalise male homosexuality.
    • VA1978 Melbourne > Sydney: In 1978 Sydney hosted its first Mardi Gras Parade.
    • VA2017 Brisbane > Sydney: 2017 marked the year same-sex marriage was legalised in Australia.

    Like previous years, $30 from the sale of each domestic Pride Flight ticket sold will be donated to Minus18, an Australian charity improving the lives of LGBTQIA+ youth.


    Virgin Australia CEO, Jayne Hrdlicka, said Virgin Australia is proud of its ongoing mission to create a fun, authentic and inclusive workplace, and to bring wonderful experiences to Australian travellers.

    “We are really proud to have created a legacy event in Pride Flight that not only our team look forward to each year, but one that is now celebrated widely across the country,” Hrdlicka said.

    “It really is one of the highlights on our annual events calendar and next year Pride Flight will be just as full of life, love and colour.”

    Also on sale today are tickets to the official Ovolo Hotels x Virgin Australia Pride Flight Recovery Brunch, for guests who want to unwind from their Friday night festivities. For $99, Pride Flight guests can enjoy a morning recovery session run by lululemon at Ovolo in Woolloomooloo, then it’s straight into cocktails, with all-inclusive drinks, dancing, and prizes from 11am at the hotel’s own Alibi Bar & Dining.

    Ovolo Woolloomooloo is also providing special accommodation packages for Pride Flight guests using the promo code VAMG24 when booking.

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