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Virgin Australia Commences ATR Services to Port Macquarie

19/10/2011

Virgin Australia group of airlines today commences daily return services between Brisbane and Port Macquarie with new ATR turbo prop aircraft.

Virgin Australia Group Executive - Alliances, Network and Yield, Merren McArthur said the services provided a first daily return service for the Port Macquarie community allowing them to bypass Sydney to travel north to Brisbane and beyond. Guests will be able to connect from Brisbane onto Virgin Australia’s domestic and international network and partner airline flights.

“The direct flights from Brisbane will also support tourism in this popular seaside destination, linking it to Virgin Australia’s extensive Queensland network,” she said.

Ms McArthur said the 68 seater ATR72 would also service the Port Macquarie to Sydney route with 14 return services each week.

Under its alliance with Virgin Australia, Skywest will operate and maintain the ATR aircraft on behalf of Virgin Australia using Virgin Australia’s branding and quality inflight product and service.