Following the Federal Government’s decision to continue funding a ‘minimum domestic network’ package, Virgin Australia has announced plans to double their current capacity next month. The airline is set to add 30,000 seats across 320 flights per week, with a staggered introduction starting on July 6th.
Virgin Australia will also increase booking flexibility for travellers by waiving change fees for both domestic and international bookings.
Virgin Australia Group Chief Commercial Officer John MacLeod mentioned that Virgin Australia’s increased services would be a “welcomed boost to Australia’s tourism industry and help the nation’s economy and aviation sector to rebuild.” He also suggested that increased flying would give the airline the opportunity to bring staff back to work.
Virgin Australia’s new domestic schedule
From July 6, Virgin Australia is set to progressively increase their domestic schedule, with flights already on sale. The table below lists the airline’s planned domestic return flights and days of operation.
|Route||Days of operation|
|Brisbane - Adelaide||Mon, Wed, Fri|
|Brisbane - Canberra||Mon, Tue, Fri|
|Brisbane - Perth||Daily|
|Brisbane - Cairns||Daily|
|Brisbane - Melbourne||Daily|
|Brisbane - Mackay||Daily|
|Brisbane - Rockhampton||Daily|
|Brisbane - Sydney||Daily|
|Brisbane - Townsville||Daily|
|Melbourne - Adelaide||Mon, Wed, Fri|
|Melbourne - Brisbane||Daily|
|Melbourne - Canberra||Mon, Tue, Thu|
|Melbourne - Perth||Daily|
|Melbourne - Sydney||Daily|
|Perth - Adelaide||Mon, Wed, Fri|
|Perth - Broome||Tue, Wed, Fri|
|Perth - Kalgoorlie||Tue, Wed, Thu|
|Perth - Kununurra||Fri|
|Perth - Karratha||Tue, Wed, Thu|
|Perth - Port Hedland||Tue, Thu|
|Perth - Newman||Wed, Thu|
|Sydney - Perth||Daily|
|Sydney - Brisbane||Daily|
|Sydney - Melbourne||Daily|
|Sydney - Gold Coast||Weekdays|
Book with confidence
In addition to increased domestic flying, Virgin Australia will continue to give travellers additional flexibility. The airline will continue to waive change fees on domestic bookings for travel between 15 March 2020 and 30 September 2020 and on international bookings for travel between 15 March 2020 and 30 June 2020. Note that you will still incur any fare increase or taxes, if relevant and that changes subject to seat availability.