Virgin Australia Announces New Darwin-Sydney Fares and Schedule23/01/2012
Virgin Australia today announced the fares and schedule for its new service between Darwin and Sydney.
On sale today for travel from 2 April 2012, the new daily, direct service will be operated by Boeing 737 aircraft, with fares starting from $219.00 one way1.
Virgin Australia Group Executive of Alliances, Network and Yield, Merren McArthur said the service will complement the new services between Darwin and Singapore which will be operated by Singapore Airlines’ subsidiary, Silk Air, and allow seamless connections from Darwin to the domestic and international network of Virgin Australia and its alliance partners.
“We are excited to be bringing competition to the Sydney-Darwin route by offering great value fares and excellent service. Travellers will also have the option of our new Business Class on this route as well as a new Virgin Australia lounge at Darwin Airport, which is an attractive proposition for corporates and high-end leisure travellers.
“The service has been timed to facilitate easy connections to and from popular Australian destinations such as Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide and the Gold Coast, as well as a range of major international destinations around the world including Singapore, Los Angeles, Abu Dhabi and Honolulu.
“We will also be working closely with our alliance partner Singapore Airlines as well as the Government, Tourism NT and Darwin Airport to promote the Northern Territory in hundreds of cities around the world”, Ms McArthur said.
The daily service will depart Sydney at 9.40am, arriving in at Darwin at 1.50pm; with a return flight departing Darwin at 2.40pm, arriving in at Sydney at 7.25pm.
To celebrate the new service, Virgin Australia is offering from today, special launch fares for travel between 2 April 2012 – 20 June 2012, with one-way Economy fares from $199 and Business Class one-way fares from $9992.
Blue Holidays, the holiday program of Virgin Australia is also offering a range of deals to Darwin including return airfares & 3 nights’ accommodation from $484pp3. For further information, visit www.virginaustralia.com/holidays.
1 Seats are limited and may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Checked baggage charges apply to all Saver Fares. Fares on the net are one way, or $15 more by phone. Change/cancel fees apply. Fare is correct as at 23 January 2012 and is subject to change. Visit www.virginaustralia.com for more information.
2 Special offer is available until 30 January 2012 unless sold out sooner and is subject to availability.
3 Departing Melbourne, twin share. On sale until 29 Feb 2012. Conditions apply.