Aviation

YIPPEE! Virgin launches new Aussie routes, brings back ‘Happy Hour’ sales

Virgin Australia has released a plethora of good news to brighten your day, as the beleaguered airline edges closer to finalising its future.

With the airline’s administrators all but settled on its new owner, Virgin has added an extra 17 domestic routes, including the resumption of its flights to Newcastle, Hobart, Launceston, Darwin, Alice Springs, Hamilton Island, Maroochydore, Ballina, Coffs Harbour, Proserpine, and Mount Isa.

The news comes as rival airline Qantas announced it will resume flights to Ballina after a 15-year hiatus, as well as its first-ever flights to Orange.

“Travel is back on the agenda for many Australians and we’re happy to be able to resume flights to a number of holiday destinations in Queensland, Northern New South Wales and the Northern Territory,” Virgin Australia’s chief commercial officer, John MacLeod, said.

“Many of our aircraft have been parked and our teams are preparing them to return to the skies, and with the increase in flights we’re announcing today, we’re looking forward to serving our guests as they travel to visit family and friends, or take a well-deserved break.”

You can check out all of the airline’s new domestic routes below:

And, in case your clients need an excuse to book their next domestic trip, Virgin has brought back its weekly Happy Hour sales with 125,000 domestic fares from $69.

However, travellers will need to be quick to take advantage of the first 12-hour sale – aptly named the ‘Because Everyone Loves a Comeback’ sale – which ends at 11pm (AEST) today (Thursday 2 July).

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