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Virgin Australia today announced that it will commence flights between Brisbane and Bundaberg on 4 May 2013.
Virgin Australia’s ATR-72 Turboprop aircraft1 will operate a daily return flight which has been timed to allow for convenient transfers to connecting flights out of Brisbane.
Merren McArthur, Group Executive of Alliances, Network and Yield said: "Bundaberg has been a monopoly market for over 10 years and the local community and tourism operators have told us that they would welcome competition in the region.
“The midday flight is convenient for holiday makers and business travellers alike, as there are 11 domestic and international connections within three hours of the flight landing in Brisbane.
“We continue to expand our operations in regional Queensland utilising our highly fuel efficient and comfortable ATR-72 turboprop aircraft which we launched in October 2011.
“Virgin Australia has a reputation for offering competitive airfares and exceptional service and we look forward to serving the people of Bundaberg”, Ms McArthur said.
Travellers will also be able to earn points with Virgin Australia’s award-winning loyalty program, Velocity Frequent Flyer2.
Ms McArthur also announced that Virgin Australia will hold a community day in Bundaberg in the next few months, giving locals the chance to board the ATR-72 turboprop aircraft and meet Virgin Australia pilots and crew. More detail will be provided soon.
Flights depart Brisbane at 12:40pm arriving into Bundaberg at 1:40pm and depart Bundaberg at 2:10pm arriving in to Brisbane at 3:10pm3.
Fares go on sale on our website from this weekend (2 March 2013) and to celebrate, Virgin Australia is offering special promotional fares on sale until 12 March 2013 from as little as $59 one way4.
1 Subject to regulatory approval
2To earn and redeem Velocity Points, you must be a Velocity member. Velocity membership and Points earn and redemption are subject to the Member Terms and Conditions, as amended from time to time.
3Schedules are subject to change without notice.
Fare price disclaimer
4 Fares quoted refer to Saver Lite Fares. Seats are limited and may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares are on sale on our website from 2 March 2013 until 12 March 2013, unless sold out prior, for travel from 4 May 2013 until 31 December 2013. Fares are one way on the net or $35 more by phone. Saver Lite fare does not include baggage. You are unable to pre-purchase baggage online. You are able to purchase baggage at the airport starting from $40 per bag. Baggage limits and excess baggage fees may apply. A credit card surcharge of $7.70 per person one way is applicable for all flights within Australia. For full terms and conditions, go to www.virginaustralia.com.