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Virgin Australia announces further capacity increases to meet demand

25/01/2012

Virgin Australia today announced additional flights as part of an accelerated capacity growth plan for major corporate, resources sector and leisure routes. The airline will be introducing the following:

  • From 13 February 2012, extra services between Brisbane-Melbourne, Sydney-Melbourne and Adelaide-Melbourne – and also between Brisbane-Cairns and Brisbane-Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine).
  • From 19 February 2012, an additional return service will also be introduced between Brisbane and Gladstone on Sundays in response to demand.
  • From 20 February 2012, extra services will also be added between Brisbane and Rockhampton.

Group Executive of Alliances, Network and Yield, Merren McArthur, said: “We are adding extra services across a range of routes to meet increased demand from corporate and leisure travellers.”

“Virgin Australia will be able to offer travellers the increased convenience of more flights, more often, across the country’s busiest capital city trunk routes, as well as on growing resources sector and leisure routes in Queensland,” Ms McArthur said.

The flights announced today are now available for sale at www.virginaustralia.com.

Capital city flight increases:

Adelaide-Melbourne: An additional return flight Mondays through Fridays; taking the total number of flights offered between the two cities up to 10 per day or 130 per week.
Brisbane-Melbourne: An extra return flight seven days a week; taking the total number of flights offered on the route up to 13 daily or 174 per week.
Melbourne-Sydney: An extra return flight seven days a week; taking the total number of flights offered between the two cities up to 31 daily or 392 per week.

Queensland flight increases:

Brisbane-Gladstone: One extra return flight on Sundays; taking the total number of flights offered by the airline on the route to 34 per week.
Brisbane-Rockhampton: An extra return flight, Monday to Friday; taking the total number of Virgin Australia flights between Brisbane-Rockhampton up to 78 per week.
Brisbane-Cairns: An extra return flight will be added every day except Saturdays; taking the total number of Virgin Australia flights between Brisbane and Cairns each week to 80.
Brisbane and Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine): An additional return service, Monday to Friday, will be introduced; taking the total number of flights offered by the airline on the route to 24 per week.